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Vauxhall Vivaro-e wins first-ever What Car? Van of the Year award

The first ever What Car? Van of the Year Award winners have been announced. The Irish market is arguably similar to that of the UK, when it comes to the availability of models and which vans are popular.

This year, the electric Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro-e fended off stiff competition to be named the Van of the Year.

What Car? says the Vivaro-e impressed judges for its combination of zero-emissions power, ultra-low running and ownership costs and impressive performance and practicality.

Full list of winners:

What Car? Van of the Year: Vauxhall Vivaro-e

Compact van
Best Overall: Ford Transit Courier
Best to Drive: Ford Fiesta Van
Best for Practicality: Ford Transit Courier
Best Value for Ownership Costs: Renault Zoe Commercial

Small van
Best Overall: Peugeot Partner
Best to Drive: Ford Transit Connect
Best for Practicality: Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Toyota Proace City, Vauxhall Combo
Best Value for Ownership Costs: Nissan eNV200

Medium van
Best Overall: Ford Transit Custom
Best to Drive: Ford Transit Custom
Best for Practicality: Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert, Toyota Proace, Vauxhall Vivaro
Best Value for Ownership Costs: Volkswagen Transporter T6.1