Introducing the Opel Vivaro-E
The supremely popular Opel Vivaro van has been electrified, resulting in a hugely capable and cost-effective commercial vehicle. With an impressive electric range and the ability to tow a trailer, the Vivaro-e is the perfect way to prove your credentials as an environmentally sustainable business.
Clever design means it has exactly the same amount of load volume as the internal combustion Vivaro, while the payload is extremely impressive - best in class, in fact.
To top it all off, standard equipment levels are very generous, and there's a choice of two different battery sizes depending on the individual needs of you and your business. It has a one tonne towing capacity, too.
The Opel Vivaro-e has an electric range of up to 330km. This figure is based on the larger 75-kW battery; the 50-kW version has an electric range of up to 232km, a number that was achieved with a half-tonne payload in the back during WLTP conditions.
On average, fleet vehicles cover 32,000km in a single year, which equates to 122km a day. The Vivaro-e can easily handle this level of usage, simply charge the van up overnight and you're good to go.
Payloads are 1,226 kg for the 50-kW version and 1,002 kg for the 75-kW version. As an additional bonus, both battery sizes offer a 1,000 kg towing weight and a 3,100 kg gross vehicle weight.
With rapid 100 kw charging capability equipped as standard on the Vivaro-e, the batteries can be charged from 0-80% in just 30 minutes on the 50-kW version, rising to 45 minutes for the 75-kW model. This is provided you have access to a public rapid charge point.
At home or at the workplace, the on-board 7.4 kW and optional 11 kW will be able to juice the van from 0-100% overnight, so it'll be ready to go when you clock on for the day.
The Vivaro-e does its best to maintain its charge while you're out on the road, too. Lifting your foot off the accelerator allows the Regenerative Braking System to kick in, harnessing the kinetic energy to give the batteries a boost.
There's never been a better time to take your business to the next electric step thanks to the Vivaro-e. With a no-compromise attitude towards payload, load volume or total range, it's a proper commercial vehicle that doesn't produce any tailpipe emissions whatsoever.
For more information or to book a test drive, contact us here at Johnson & Perrott, Douglas. The home of Opel in Cork.