The electric version of the Opel Vivaro will appear in 2020

The electric version of the Opel Vivaro will appear in 2020

November 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall have unveiled an electric version of the Vivaro van.

A light commercial vehicle with zero emissions will be released next year and is part of the company’s strategic plan, which will allow the automaker to electrify its entire portfolio by 2024.

Based on the modular EMP2 platform, shared by several Peugeot, Citroen and Toyota ProAce models, the all-new Vivaro-e will be released in 2020 with a choice of two battery sizes. 50 kWh provides him with a 201 km range, while the 75 kWh option allows him to drive at least 298 km on a single charge in the WLTP test cycle.

 “For almost two decades, Vivaro has established itself as a popular choice both for transporting goods and for passengers. Now that harmless vehicles and supplies are becoming increasingly important in urban areas, the demand for purely electric passenger commercial vehicles is correspondingly increasing. From small businesses to large fleets, the new Vivaro-e is for British businesses, ”said Richard Hughes, LCV Vauxhall Director.

Since 2021, the automaker’s range of passenger commercial vehicles will expand through the release of electrified Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Zafira Life. However, the electrification strategy adopted by the new owner of the company will also see the birth of other cars, such as the successor of the outgoing Mokka X, which will follow the similar zero-emission Hyundai Kona Electric. The next-generation Astra will also receive a battery-electric option competing with the Volkswagen ID.3.