New Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric van gets up to 185-mile range
Vauxhall has revealed the first pictures and further details of its upcoming Vivaro-e mid-size electric van, sister model to the recently announced Citroen Dispatch Electric.
Arriving in 2020, it'll be sold with a choice of two battery sizes – 50 and 75kWh – offering driving ranges of 125 and 185 miles respectively, measured using the latest WLTP testing process.
No further specifics have been confirmed as of yet, but Vauxhall does say that the Vivaro-e will offer "the same outstanding practicality and comfort synonymous with the diesel variants" of the Vivaro.
There are also rumours of a VXR model, bringing back the famous Vauxhall performance badge. At the moment, the Vivaro-e VXR is likely to feature only styling upgrades, but Vauxhall hasn’t ruled out performance improvements in the future. Vauxhall also confirmed a hotter VXR version of its new Corsa-e supermini, while sister brand Opel has unveiled a Corsa-e rally car.
Elsewhere, the next-generation of the Mokka X small SUV will be made available with electric power when it enters production next year, and the British brand is also launching a plug-in hybrid version of its Grandland X SUV. A total power output of 296bhp is promised, along with what the manufacturer is calling 'e-All-Wheel-Drive' four-wheel-drive capability.
Vauxhall plans to offer an electrified version of every model in its range by 2025, and its electrification will happen in tandem with fellow PSA Group brands Citroen, Peugeot and DS.
The Grandland X PHEV shares much under the metal with the upcoming DS 7 Crossback E-Tense and Peugeot 3008 PHEV SUVs, while the Corsa-e powertrain will also be found in the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense and Peugeot e-208.