Vauxhall is UK’s top-selling electric LCV manufacturer


Vauxhall is the UK’s best-selling electric Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV) manufacturer, according to the latest sales and registrations figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The manufacturer has sold 1,623 e-LCV’s year-to-date, offering an electric van across its entire LCV line-up, with the new Combo-e compact van completing the brand’s offering after going on sale this week.

Sales of its electric models has helped Vauxhall increase its total share of the LCV market in August by 1.8%, rising from 5.5% in August 2020 to 7.3% in August this year.

Its Vivaro-e, which has a range of up to 205 miles and a maximum payload of up to 1,226kg, is the best-selling model year-to-date in the e-LCV sector.

Vauxhall will offer an electrified variant across its entire car and van range by 2024, and offer only fully electric cars and vans in the UK from 2028.

Last month, parent company Stellantis announced a £100 million investment in Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant to transform the site for a new era in electric vehicle manufacturing.

Ellesmere Port will become the first Stellantis plant to produce a solely battery-electric model, in both commercial and passenger versions, by the end of next year, including the Combo-e and Combo-e Life, for both domestic and export markets.

Vauxhall is also adding the Vivaro-e Hydrogen to its all-electric van range from early 2023.

Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said, “As a British brand, I’m proud to see Vauxhall is leading the electrification of the UK van market with our multiple award-winning Vivaro-e.

“Vauxhall is all about democratising access to electrified vehicles and, with the All-New Combo-e recently going on sale, we now offer an all-electric version of each of our vans, further helping to reduce in-use emissions and bring the lower running costs and user experience of driving electric to even more businesses.”


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