New Vauxhall Vivaro Electric offers greater range at a lower price

When the new Vauxhall Vivaro Electric goes on sale at the end of the year, it will be less expensive and have a longer range than the one it replaces.

Along with several changes, the new Vivaro Electric 75kWh will start at £42,055 (ex-VAT), £2,580 less than the outgoing model, and have a WLTP range of up to 217 miles, an increase of 12 miles.

Additionally, a selection of diesel engines will be offered with the new Vivaro, with prices for them starting at £27,555 (ex-VAT).

“Now even more modern, practical, and sustainable is our best-selling Vivaro,” stated James Taylor, managing director of Vauxhall.Our LCV attack revolves around the all-rounder, which boasts an expanded electric driving range and a redesigned digital cockpit.

By the end of the year, sales of Vivaro and Vivaro Electric are expected to begin. Complete specifications and cost information for the entire lineup will be released soon after orders begin to be accepted.

Vivaro Electric can be charged from 5-80% capacity in 45 minutes at a 100kW DC charge station, or it may be charged using the 7.4kW onboard charger (an optional 11kW charger is available).

It is equipped with a three-level recuperation regenerative braking system and is powered by a 136 PS electric motor.

Additionally, Vivaro Electric has a device called a “e-Power Take-Off Unit” that uses the traction battery to power small tools or refrigerator units for vans with air conditioning.

The Vizor front end is standard on all Vivaro models, and the cabin has wireless smartphone connectivity, two 10-inch screens (one for a driver information display and the other for a touchscreen).

There are now more storage areas surrounding the central console and instrument panel.

Among the eighteen cutting-edge driver aid technologies available on the Vivaro is dynamic surround vision, which consists of two cameras mounted beneath the passenger-side outside mirror and above the rear doors. The pictures appear in the rearview mirror.

Front park assist, high beam help, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, intelligent speed assist, and adaptive cruise control are some of the other safety features that are offered.