The electrification offensive from Opel continues. The Opel Vivaro be offered in a pure battery electric version from early next year.
Customers can then choose between two sizes of battery, depending on their needs. The new Opel Vivaro-e will be available with a 50kWh battery for a range of up to 200 kilometres or a 75kWh battery for up to 300km according to WLTP1.
Emissions-free deliveries are becoming increasingly important in urban areas and the demand for purely electric light commercial vehicles will increase accordingly.
The Vivaro-e is based on the group’s highly variable EMP2 platform, which enables the use of conventional as well as electrified powertrains. The Vivaro-e extends Opel’s range of particularly efficient light commercial vehicles.
The next electric LCV – the Opel Combo-e – will arrive in 2021.
“Opel is going electric. All Opel models will be electrified by 2024,” said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller, “customers can then choose an electric variant of each model. Electrified LCVs will be especially important for the ‘last mile’ in urban areas, for example, as a people carrier or delivery van. That is why I am very happy that the Vivaro-e will already become available next year, while the electrified versions of the Opel Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Zafira Life will arrive in 2021.”