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Opel Movano-e range to run on Bedeo electric drivetrains

Bedeo has said that its partnership with Stellantis to provide the electric drivetrains for the Peugeot e-Boxer and Citroen e-Relay vans will be extended to cover the Opel Movano-e model range.

The Movano-e has a claimed all-electric range of up to 224km and will be available in four different wheelbase lengths and three heights, when it goes on sale later this year.

The van will be the Opel’s first all-electric light commercial and will be available as a panel van, crew cab and chassis cab. The Movano-e will be joined by the Vivaro-e and, later this year, the Combo-e, meaning that Opel will offer fully-electric models across its entire van range.

The Movano-e will come with a choice of 37kWh or 70kWh battery, providing a range of up to 117 or 224km respectively in the WLTP combined cycle.

The electric motor generates 120bhp and 260Nm torque, while the lithium-ion battery has been packaged under the floor between the axles, ensuring that the cargo area is uncompromised, with efficiency boosted by a regenerative braking system.