Vauxhall remains UK's number one for electric vans

Vauxhall continues to lead the way in the UK electric light commercial vehicle (e-LCV) market, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The company's Vauxhall Vivaro Electric was the best-selling electric van in March, with 833 sold and the Vauxhall Combo Electric was the third best-selling, with 226 units sold.

Vauxhall's success in the e-LCV market has been built over the past two years and has continued into 2023. The company was the best-selling e-LCV manufacturer in the UK last year, and it remains the market leader so far this year. With a 33.1% market share, Vauxhall is one of the few companies offering an electric version across its entire line-up, making it a popular choice among fleet operators.

James Taylor, Managing Director of Vauxhall, said the company was "pleased to see so many" UK businesses turn to the company "when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint". He added that Vauxhall's van range offers a solution for a wide variety of business and fleet needs.

The Vivaro Electric, which was named the "Medium Van of the Year" at the 2022 What Van? Awards and "Best Medium Electric Van" at the 2022 Driving Electric Awards, is available with a 50 kWh or a 75 kWh battery, achieving a WLTP range of up to 205 miles from a single charge and can carry up to 1,226 kg.

The Vauxhall Combo Electric, which can seat up to seven people as the Vauxhall Combo Life Electric, won the "Best Small Electric Van" award for the second year running at the 2022 Driving Electric awards. It is available in three different chassis configurations and has a 50 kWh battery that enables a maximum range of up to 175 miles (WLTP) with 100 kW rapid charging capability.

The company is also planning to manufacture the Vauxhall Combo Electric in the UK at its Ellesmere Port facility from later this year. Vauxhall's commitment to electrification is such that it plans to become an electric-only manufacturer from 2028.

The UK government has set a target of banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, and the growth in the e-LCV market is expected to continue. As more businesses switch to electric vehicles to meet their sustainability goals, Vauxhall is well placed to meet their needs, offering a range of e-LCVs that are practical, reliable, and cost-effective to operate.

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