New Vauxhall Movano-e large electric van: prices and specs

The latest addition to Vauxhall’s range of electric commercial vehicles, the Movano-e sits above the Vivaro-e and Combo-e and starts from £61,085

Order books are now open for the new Vauxhall Movano-e: the latest addition to the company’s range of zero-emissions commercial vehicles. The over-£61,000 large electric van sits above the Vivaro-e and Combo-e in the brand’s line-up, and rivals the likes of the Fiat e-Ducato, Renault Master E-TECH and Mercedes eSprinter.

The Movano-e only comes with a 70kWh battery, which is large enough for a 139-mile range. While charging times haven't been revealed yet, we do know that the new electric LCV will use a single electric motor that produces 120bhp and 260Nm of torque.

Unlike its rivals from Fiat and Renault, the Movano-e is only available in panel-van form and in two body sizes: L3H2 and L4H2. That should still be large enough for a maximum cargo volume of up to 17 cubic metres – the same as the latest diesel Movano – and the maximum payload of 2,110kg is also identical to what the diesel models can manage.

Thanks to the battery being mounted under the floor, there’s no compromise when it comes to cargo volume. It also means the Movano-e has a low centre of gravity, which improves stability, particularly when the van is fully loaded.

The Movano-e is exclusively available in Dynamic trim, with prices starting from £61,085 for the L3H2 body and £61,985 for the L4H2 version (excluding VAT). The Movano-e is also eligible for the government's plug-in van grant to bring the list price down by £6,000. As a zero-emissions vehicle, the Movano-e is exempt from the London Congestion Charge and other upcoming clean-air zone fees.

On top of the DAB radio, sliding door, full steel bulkhead and seatbelt reminders in other models, you also get Bluetooth, a tablet holder inside the glovebox and a foldable, rotating tray. The Movano-e also gets safety systems such as a pedestrian detection rear warning sound and rear parking assistance, as well as rear-view camera, blind-spot warning and lane-departure warning.