Vauxhall’s van line-up goes fully electric with new Movano-e

Vauxhall has released the first details of the new Movano-e, the first large light commercial vehicle from the brand to be available as a fully electric variant.

Featuring a 90kW (122PS) and 260Nm electric motor, the Movano-e is available with a choice of either a 37kWh or 70kWh battery, with ranges of 72 miles and 139 miles respectively under WLTP testing.

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.

The Movano joins the Combo and the Vivaro as the newest members of Vauxhall’s LCV lineup, with the Movano-e lining up alongside the Vivaro-e and, from later this year, the Combo-e.

Vauxhall now 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, managing director at Vauxhall, said: “I’m delighted to announce the addition of All-New Movano and Movano-e to Vauxhall’s award-winning LCV range. Large van customers are some of the most demanding in the business, but with its class-leading loading space, low running costs and wide range of body options, All-New Movano is more than up to the challenge of even the most demanding businesses and fleets.

“Crucially, 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. As a brand, Vauxhall is committed to offer an electrified variant across its entire car and van range by 2024.”

Both electric and diesel versions of the Movano will arrive in the UK later this year, according to Vauxhall.

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