Vauxhall’s van line-up is now fully electric
Posted on 05 Jun 2021 and read 561 times
has released the first details and images of the All-New Movano and Movano-e, the first large light commercial vehicle (LCV) from the brand to be available as a fully-electric variant.
Featuring ‘class-leading’ load volume, a wide variety of body styles, seating for up to seven and low running costs, both electric and diesel versions will arrive in the UK later this year.
Designed to ‘comfortably meet the wide-ranging demands of business and fleet users’, the third-generation All-New Movano is available as a panel van, crew cab and chassis cab. They join the Combo and the Vivaro as the newest members of Vauxhall’s award-winning LCV family.
All-New Movano-e lines-up alongside Vivaro-e and, from later this year, Combo-e, meaning Vauxhall offers a fully electric version across its entire LCV range and remains on course to deliver an electrified version of all its cars and vans by 2024.
Paul Wilcox, Vauxhall’s managing director, said: “I am delighted to announce the addition of All-New Movano and Movano-e to Vauxhall’s LCV range. With the introduction of All-New Movano-e, Vauxhall is now one of very few brands offering an electric variant across its entire LCV range, giving buyers the choice to go fully electric to suit the needs of their business and benefit from the environmental, ownership cost and user experience benefits they offer.”
The All-New Movano-e’s lithium-ion battery is mounted under the floor between the front and rear axle, resulting in no compromise in load volume compared to the diesel-engined model.
This positioning of the battery also results in a low centre of gravity, improving cornering and stability, even when fully loaded. An ‘advanced’ regenerative braking system that recovers energy when slowing further increases the Movano-e’s efficiency.