New all-electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e due in 2020

An all-electric version the Vauxhall Vivaro van is set to launch next year, with a claimed maximum range of 185 miles

A new Vauxhall Vivaro-e will soon be added to the firm’s electrified line-up. It will follow the recently released Corsa-e and the plug-in hybrid Grandland X, and forms part of the British brand’s pledge to deliver eight new electrified models by 2021.

Like the conventional van, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e will be based on the firm’s EMP2 platform. Two battery sizes will be available from launch, with buyers offered either a 50kWh or a 75kWh unit. Vauxhall says the former battery offers a maximum WLTP range of 125 miles, while the latter provides a range of up to 185 miles.

The Vauxhall Vivaro-e shares its styling with the standard model, albeit with the addition of body coloured bumpers, painted door mirrors, new LED daytime running lights, a more intricate radiator grille and a charging port mounted on the front nearside wing.

Vauxhall Vivaro-e - front action

Final specifications are yet to be announced, but we expect Vauxhall’s new electric commercial vehicle will get the same level of equipment as its mid-range diesel-powered sibling. As standard, buyers should get a set of 17-inch steel wheels, cruise control, a speed limiter, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and thickened side-glazing.

Vauxhall plans to further expand its electric portfolio over the coming years; all-electric variants of the new Combo and Combo Life are in the pipeline, both of which will use a modified version of the Vivaro-e’s electric architecture. Vauxhall will also release an all-electric version of the new Vivaro Life in 2021.