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Vauxhall has announced updates to its Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric models, ideally suited for leisure, long-distance travel or as shuttle vehicles. Depending on the variant, the Combo Life offers space for up to seven people, while the Vivaro Life comfortably accommodates up to nine occupants. In the battery-electric people carriers, drivers and passengers will be able to travel even further between charging stops, while enjoying outstanding comfort and optimum safety. The new editions of the two models each have up to 18 assistance systems that make every journey more relaxing. These include equipment such as 180-degree rear-view camera and new features such as full LED headlights and IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light with the Combo Life.

ames Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “The new Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and new Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric are ideal people carriers for everyday family life as well as for comfortable shuttle services. With plenty of space and advanced technologies, along with an attractive and modern design, they demonstrate our approach to the future of sustainable electric mobility. These battery-electric variants now offer even more range than before, allowing for seamless zero-emissions-in-use travel without compromising on comfort or space.”

New Vauxhall Combo Life Electric: Maximum flexibility in a modern design

The Vauxhall Combo Life is the ideal family vehicle. The new model increases driving and travelling pleasure with new technologies, connectivity solutions and comfort details. Customers can once again choose from two vehicle lengths: The 4.41-metre version (L1) offers space for up to five people, while the 4.76-metre version (L2) can optionally accommodate up to seven passengers in three rows. If desired, the Combo Life Electric offers additional flexibility with three individual seats in the second row. Passengers enjoy the best views with the panoramic roof with electrically activated sun protection and versatile overhead storage. In total, 27 storage options with a total capacity of up to 186 litres offers plenty of space for travel essentials or everyday items.

Increased range: Up to 205 miles (WLTP) on a single charge

The battery-electric Combo Life Electric offers travel-friendly and resource-saving mobility. Thanks to the practical underfloor location of the 52kWh battery (50kWh useable), it has exemplary space in the passenger and luggage compartment. The new electric vehicle also makes emissions-free travel even more pleasant and can travel up to 205 miles (WLTP)on a single charge – around 31 miles (18 per cent) more than the previous model. This is made possible by the further development of the fully electric drivetrain and the highly efficient heat pump, which helps to conserve battery range in low temperatures.

Powered by a new electric motor with 100 kW/136PS and 260 Newton metres of torque, the new Combo Life Electric can reach a top speed of 84mph. Depending on their personal preference, drivers can choose between the Eco, Normal and Power driving modes. To ensure particularly energy-efficient driving, the Combo Life Electric has a regenerative braking system that can be adjusted in three recuperation levels using paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. With an 11 kW (AC) on-board charger and 100kW (DC) capability, the battery can be recharged to 80 per cent of its capacity in around 30 minutes at a 100 kW public charging station.

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Travel further: Up to 217 miles (WLTP) on a single charge

In terms of efficiency and range the new Vivaro Life Electric is even better than before. The all-electric people carrier is available in the UK for the first time with a 75kWh (68kWh useable) battery. With the 75 kWh battery, a range of up to 217 miles (WLTP) is possible between charging stops – over 79 miles more than with the 50kWh battery (46.3kWh useable), which also remains available. To further increase energy-efficiency, the Vivaro Life Electric has regenerative braking. The system can be adjusted to three recuperation levels using paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel. The shuttle and family all-rounder can be quickly charged with alternating current using the 11 kW onboard charger, which comes as standard. At a 100 kW DC rapid charging station, the 50 kWh battery can be charged to around 80 per cent of capacity in around 38 minutes (45 minutes for the 75 kWh battery).

The new Vivaro Life Electric is powered by a 100 kW/136PS electric motor. The maximum torque of 260 Nm is available from the first squeeze of the accelerator, so that the locally emissions-free van can accelerate briskly up to a top speed of 81mph. Depending on their preferences, drivers can choose between three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Power.

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18 state-of-the-art assistance systems in the new Combo Life and Vivaro Life

Safety is also part of a relaxed journey. And this is a top priority for both the new Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and the new Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric. For the first time in its history, the spacious Combo Life comes with the adaptive, glare-free IntelliLux LED® Matrix light – class-leading. A total of 14 LED elements – seven on each side – ensure that the road is optimally illuminated in the dark and without glaring other road users. The Vivaro Life also has full LED headlights that light up the night, providing the driver with the best visibility.

In total, the new Combo Life Electric and the new Vivaro Life Electric each offer up to 18 state-of-the-art driver assistance systems. The highlights include Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go function as well as the high-resolution 180-degree rear-view camera. Intelli-Grip with hill descent control provides a firm grip on difficult surfaces such as snow, mud or sand. Sensors at the front and rear as well as flank guard and blind spot warning facilitate safe manoeuvring. Numerous additional systems such as Driver Attention Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert with Emergency Braking complete the portfolio.

Customer ordering and full UK pricing and specification is expected to be confirmed in early 2024.

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