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The WhatVan? Medium Van of the year, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e is a Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV). According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) the Viraro-e is the best selling e-LCV, with 212 models sold in May alone and 1,424 sold in 2022 alone.

Vauxhall claims all-electric Vivaro-e Drive Mode Selector gives its user a great control over vehicle handling, running cost and vehicle travel range in a single charge battery run. The Drive Mode Selector comes in a choice of functions: POWER for maximum performance when carrying heavy loads, NORMAL for a balanced and efficient drive mode between implementations, and ECO mode for its operation to deliver maximum energy efficiency and range.
Managing Director at Vauxhall, Paul Willcox, said: “The Vivaro-e continues to be the go-to choice for fleets and businesses requiring an efficient and capable zero-emissions-in-use van. The e-LCV sector is a vital and growing sector for the industry as businesses look to reduce overheads and emissions, and it’s fantastic to see the Vauxhall Vivaro-e remain popular with those making the switch to electric.”
Vauxhall Motors has been manufacturing vehicles since 1903, marking it a long-standing British automotive manufacturing company. The sales of Vauxhall vehicles are well recognised by the British public, with sales accounting for 7.5% of the UK Market in 2019. Vauxhall is committed to a company aim towards electrifying its entire model range by 2024, with plans to offer only all-electric car models in the UK by 2028, vans included.
The Vivaro-e range comes in three models: The Panel Van Dynamic is the lowest spec, starting from £35,370, followed by the Panel Van Elite with a starting price of £41,545, and the Doublecab Elite starting from £45,220. Taking a closer look at the all-electric van’s model and measurements, the Panel Van has a length of 4959mm with a load length of 2512mm and a height load of 1397mm. The Panel Van Elite, slightly bigger, has a length of 5309mm, is again 1397mm in height and has a load length of 2862mm. The final model, Doublecab Elite, has the same length as the Panel Van Elite at 5309, but with a load height of 1234mm and length of up to 2131mm.
All Vivaro-e vans come with an automatic transmission and a choice of batteries. Choose from the 50kWh battery unit that has a range of up to 143 miles or the 75kWh battery unit that delivers up to 205 miles in range. It is stated that users can recharge the 50kWh battery up to 80% in 30 minutes or the 75kWh battery up to 80% in just 45 minutes. With an onboard 7.4kW charger, users can power up the Vivaro-e overnight, in time for the all-electric's next working day.
Additionally, the all-electric Vivaro-e relies on Data Monitoring Systems to give users a detailed overview of the range, driving conditions and the van’s critical operating systems. Users benefit from a lower operating cost and government grants by going electric with the Vivaro-e.

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Manija Noori 21/06/22