Vauxhall Vivaro Electric in Accrington Lancashire
Mid-size vans don’t come better than the Vivaro Electric. Not only can you specify a 50kWh/143-mile or 75kWh/205-mile battery, but all versions get a 7.4kW onboard charger for AC charging and support 100kW rapid charge speeds that top up the batteries from 10-80% in 30/45mins. Load capacities range from 5.3-5.8m3 (L1) and 6.1/6.6m3 (L2) (the higher number is relevant to models with the FlexCargo bulkhead). Running costs as low as 3p per mile and congestion charge exemption make this van a winner.
Prime, Pro, and GS trim grades are offered. GS Line tops the range with eco-leather seats, 18” alloys, sports bumpers with side sills, keyless entry, and the Driver Assistance Pack with blind spot monitor. Below this, Pro has a reversing camera, Multimedia Navi Pro, an acoustic windscreen, and 17” steel wheels with covers. Prime offers great value with a 7” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, cruise control, rear parking sensors, Vauxhall Connect, high beam assist, and hill start assist.
Handsome in all the right places, the Vivaro Electric always puts your business in the best light. Inside, there’s a 7” touchscreen with smartphone integration and eco-leather seats in GS grade. All models have nearside and offside sliding doors.
Powered by a 50kWh or 75kWh battery, the Vivaro offers impressive range, while the 136PS/260Nm electric motor packs a punch. With zero vibration and no gears to change, it offers a simplified and refined driving experience.
The Vivaro Electric has a payload capacity up to 1,226kg with the 50kWh battery in Prime Grade, or 1,000kg with the 75kWh battery. The cargo capacity maxes out at 6.6m3 with the FlexCargo bulkhead in L2 versions, or 5.8m3 in L1 versions.
Living with it
With the Vauxhall Connect app, you can control charging sessions and access driving data remotely. All versions have an electronic parking brake for easy stop and start driving, and GS models have keyless open and start.