Vauxhall’s new, fully electric Combo-e compact van is now on sale, as it makes its global debut today at the Commercial Vehicle Show, the UK’s largest road transport event. Vauxhall is now able to offer fleets and business customers an electric van across its entire LCV line-up.
Like Vauxhall’s other fully electric LCV models, Combo-e is exempt from current ultra-low emission and congestion charge payments. The zero emissions-in-use powertrain also allows businesses to save significantly on company van tax, with a 0% Benefit-in-Kind tax rate.
“With the Combo-e now sale alongside the Vivaro-e and Movano-e, Vauxhall customers now have even greater choice when it comes to finding an electric van that suits their needs,” said Paul Willcox, Managing Director at Vauxhall.
“The Combo-e is a fantastic addition to our e-LCV line-up, full of practical features and technology that we’re confident will make it the standout choice in the small van sector.”
Powered by a 50kWh battery, the Combo-e delivers a range of 171 miles (WLTP) and features a single electric motor producing 100kW (136PS). Using a 100kW charger, the Combo-e is capable of charging from 0-80% in just 30 minutes.
With a maximum payload of up to 800kg and up to of 4.4m3 of load space, the Combo-e is also a highly practical compact van, ideally suited for trade professionals.
As standard, the Combo-e comes fitted with a 7.4kW on-board charger and charging cable, allowing it to be charged via a wallbox in seven hours and 30 minutes. An 11kW on-board charger is available as an extra cost option and brings the charging time down to five hours.
All Combo-e models also include a Drive Mode Selector with a choice of three modes, Power, Normal and ECO. Power gives maximum performance, while Normal delivers a balanced drive that offers a compromise between performance and energy efficiency. ECO is designed to extract the maximum range and highest energy efficiency. A separate Braking mode selected via the electronic drive selector allows drivers to increase the level of regenerative braking.
Vauxhall now offers fleets and business customers an electric van across its entire LCV line-up.
The all-new Combo-e will be manufactured at Vauxhall’s historic Ellesmere Port plant from later in 2022. It joins the Vivaro-e and Movano-e in Vauxhall’s e-LCV range, as the brand continues to expand its electric vehicles offering with the goal of selling only fully electric cars and vans in the UK by 2028.
Prices for the Combo-e start at £25,238.33 (excluding VAT, including the Plug-in Van Grant) with deliveries set to begin later this year. The van is currently making its global debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which runs until 2nd September.