British Gas has announced that it is ordering 2,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall and has introduced plans never to purchase another combustion engine vehicle.
Vauxhall has confirmed prices for its new all-electric Vivaro-e Life multi-seat passenger car. The Vivaro-e Life is available with up to nine seats and is capable of driving up to 143 miles with zero emissions from a single charge, priced from £34,645 (after Plug-in Van Grant, excluding VAT). Customers can place orders now, with deliveries starting from late October.
British Gas has announced an order for 1,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall – claimed to be the largest commercial BEV (battery electric vehicle) order in the UK to date. The BEVs will arrive over the next 12 months and be rolled out nationwide across the British Gas engineer workforce.
Vauxhall continues the electrification of its product portfolio with the all-electric, flagship variant of the Vivaro Life, which is available with up to nine seats and in two lengths. Most versions of the Vivaro-e Life are less than 1.90 metres high and can therefore access typical underground garages – important for hotel shuttles. The option of a trailer hitch enables the Vivaro-e Life to tow trailers with a maximum capacity of 1,000kg.
Vauxhall has released the first pictures of the Vivaro-e, its first factory-built, fully-electric van, set to arrive in the market as more and more UK cities welcome emissions-free vehicles. Built on the same line as the diesel-engined Vivaro, and available to order from June in two lengths and two body variants, the Vivaro-e has a range of up to 188 miles on the WLTP cycle. Vauxhall says that multi-drop deliveries around large town and cities on a single charge will become a reality for British business users.
Vauxhall will launch the new Vivaro-e next year, the pure battery electric version of its best-selling medium van. Following the addition of the all-electric Corsa-e and plug-in hybrid Grandland X Hybrid4 to its product range, the Vivaro-e marks the next chapter in Vauxhall’s electrification strategy.