Vauxhall has released details about its Movano-e, the first large light commercial vehicle (LCV) from the brand to be available as a fully-electric variant.
The third generation Movano van is available as a panel van, crew cab and chassis cab, has seating for up to seven, and both electric and diesel versions will arrive in the UK later this year.
Featuring a 90kW (122PS) and 260Nm electric motor, the Movano-e is available with a choice of either a 37kWh or 70kWh battery, with ranges of 72 miles and 139 miles respectively, making it suitable for urban environments, such as last-mile deliveries, and the open road.
All-New Movano-e’s lithium-ion battery is mounted under the floor between the front and rear axle, resulting in no compromise in load volume compared to the diesel-engined model.
This positioning of the battery also results in a low centre of gravity, improving cornering and stability even when fully loaded.
A sophisticated regenerative braking system that recovers energy when slowing further increases the Movano-e’s efficiency.
Like Vauxhall’s other fully electric LCV models, Movano-e is exempt from current ultra-low and congestion charge payments.
The zero emissions powertrain also allows businesses to save on company van tax, with a 0% Benefit-in-Kind tax rate.
Paul Wilcox, managing director, Vauxhall, said, “Crucially, with the introduction of All-New Movano-e, Vauxhall is now one of very few brands offering an electric variant across its entire LCV range, giving buyers the choice to go fully electric to suit the needs of their business and benefit from the environmental, ownership cost and user experience benefits they offer.
“As a brand, Vauxhall is committed to offer an electrified variant across its entire car and van range by 2024.”