Vauxhall’s portfolio is now totally electric as it prepares for the EV deadline.
VAUXHALL has stated that starting in 2028, it will only offer electric vehicles and vans, as well as the new electric Combo-e van.
The move was announced by the British carmaker at the Commercial Vehicle Show, the UK’s largest road transport show. The new Combo-e will be powered by a 50kWh battery and will have a range of 171 miles. It will also have a single 100kW electric motor.
The Combo-e can charge from zero to 80 percent in 30 minutes when using a 100kW charger.
Combo-e, like the rest of Vauxhall’s completely electric LCVs, is exempt from the current ultra-low emission and congestion charge payments.
With a zero percent Benefit-in-Kind tax rate, businesses can save a lot of money on company van tax thanks to the zero-emissions-in-use powertrain.
The Combo-e is a very practical compact van, perfectly suited for trade professionals, with a maximum payload of up to 800kg and up to 4.4 cubic metres of cargo area.
Pricing for the Combo-e starts at £25,238 for a panel van and £25,238 for a crew van.
From late 2022, the all-new Combo-e will be built in Vauxhall’s historic Ellesmere Port facility.
Vauxhall’s e-LCV lineup now includes the Vivaro-e and Movano-e, as the firm continues to expand its electric vehicle lineup with the objective of delivering exclusively fully electric cars and vans in the UK by 2028.
“With the Combo-e joining the Vivaro-e and Movano-e on the market, Vauxhall consumers now have even more options when it comes to selecting an electric van that meets their needs,” said Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall.
“The Combo-e is a terrific addition to our e-LCV line-up, packed with practical features and technology that we expect to make it the standout choice in the compact van segment.”
The Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port will begin producing only electric vehicles, kicking off the company’s electric future.
Customers will see a financial gain, according to Paul Willcox, who claims that “it absolutely pays for itself” in three years based on regular usage rates.
He also lauded the vehicle’s drivability, particularly for tradespeople, claiming that the typical drive duration is around 100 miles, which is more than enough for the Combo-171-mile e’s range.
It’s Kwik Fits’ Midsommer Madness promotion, which means you can save 10% on your MOT Test with the UK’s #1 MOT tester if you book online.
The Ellesmere Port was discussed with Sky News. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”