Vauxhall has starred at the What Van? Awards 2021. The fully electric Vivaro-e was named ‘Electric Van of the Year’ and took home the main award by claiming the ‘Van of the Year’ title. Vauxhall’s Combo Cargo van was also named ‘Compact Van of the Year’ at the annual award ceremony.
What Van? judges were impressed by the all-electric model’s real-world capability, load-carrying capacity and refinement.
James Dallas, Editor at What Van?, said: “Vauxhall’s Vivaro, with its made-in-Britain heritage, is one of the top-selling vans in the UK and it is by tapping into this long history of prominence in the largest market sector that the Vivaro-e is so well positioned to lead electric vans from the margins into the mainstream.
“The Vivaro-e shares all the strengths of versatility, refinement and workhorse practicality of its PSA stablemates and customers can be reassured that it is backed up by Vauxhall’s comprehensive SMR network.”
The triumphant showing at the What Van? Awards 2021 followed success at the 2021 DrivingElectric Awards where the Vivaro-e was named ‘Best Electrified Commercial Vehicle’.
The Vivaro-e is available to order now, with prices starting from £27,028 OTR after the Plug-in Van Grant. Available with 50kWh or 75kWh battery options, the Vivaro-e has a zero emissions range of up to 205 miles from a single charge.
Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge can be completed in 30 minutes for 50kWh models and 45 minutes for 75kWh models. The Vivaro-e also comes with a maximum payload of up to 1,226kg and a maximum load volume of 6.6m3, suiting the needs of all business and private users.
The Vauxhall Combo Cargo was named ‘Compact Van of the Year’ by What Van? with the judges impressed by the Combo Cargo’s efficient engines, load capacity and status as the only van of the three available with a 4×4 variant – the Panel Van Edition 4×4.
Prices for the Combo Cargo start from £18,483 OTR. The Combo has a maximum payload of up to 1,000kg and a maximum load volume of 4.4m3 and is available with a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines. The Euro 6D Temp variants are capable of up to 68.8mpg and 107g/km CO2, making them highly practical and economical for business and private users.