The new all-electric version of Vauxhall’s small Combo Life minivan is slated to hit showrooms this fall with up to seven seats and a range of 174 miles.
Priced at £ 31,160 after grant, the Combo-E Life arrives alongside closely related vans from the PSA Group siblings Citroën and Peugeot, and shares its CMP electric architecture with the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e- 208.
Like these cars, it uses a front-mounted electric motor producing 134 hp and 192 lb-ft for a 0-60 km / h time of 11.2 s and a regulated top speed of 80 km / h, this which, according to Vauxhall, makes it suitable “for both city use and longer highway travel.”
The Combo-e’s 50kWh battery provides a WLTP-certified range of 174 miles and is compatible with 100kW fast charging and can therefore be charged from empty capacity to 80% in 30 minutes. It is mounted under the floor to ensure that the Electric Combo offers the same load capacity as its combustion engine counterpart.
The MPV comes with a 7.4kW single-phase on-board charger as standard, but can optionally be upgraded to an 11kW three-phase device for faster home charging.
The passenger transport variant is available as a standard five-seater or with seven seats in the form of a long wheelbase. On a commercial basis, the Combo-e has a hold of 3,800 liters, while the larger variant, 4.75 m long, increases this capacity to 4,400 liters. Both are designed to carry loads of up to 800 kg and to tow up to 750 kg. The longer van is also available in a four-seater cab version.
Otherwise, the Combo-e is familiar with the petrol and diesel variants which have been on sale since 2018. All Combo-e models will come standard with smartphone compatibility, with optional extras including a larger 8.0 touchscreen. inches and a raft of advanced driving aids.
The Combo-e Life is the second Vauxhall minivan based on an electric van, after the larger Vivaro-e Life. An electric version of the company’s Movano large pickup is expected later this year, but will not benefit from a Life version.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed, but taking the Vivaro-e as an example, the electric Combo Life can be expected to command a slight premium over its conventional fuel sibling, likely amounting to a starting price of around £ 25,000 after government takeover. in car subsidy.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-12 08:00:00