Vauxhall has announced it will focus entirely on full battery electric vehicles from 2028.
With the introduction of the all-electric Combo-e and Movano-e LCVs, Vauxhall will offer fully electric vans across its range by the end of 2021.
Including the car range, the entire Vauxhall portfolio will offer electrified versions by 2024 and then move to fully electric in 2028.
Earlier this week, Vauxhall’s owner Stellantis announced it is investing £100million in its Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant in Cheshire to transform the site for EV manufacturing.
Ellesmere Port, which has been making the Astra, 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, for Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands and for both domestic and export markets.
Today, Vauxhall offers nine electric or electrified cars and vans with the Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Grandland PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid), Combo-e, Combo-e Life, Vivaro-e, Vivaro-e Life and Movano-e.
Stellantis also said a new, all-electric car – a modern day version of the Opel Manta – will be introduced in the middle of this decade following on from the positive public reception to the Manta GSe ElektroMOD restomod concept.
Paul Willcox, managing director, Vauxhall Motors, said, “As of 2028, Vauxhall will only offer fully electric cars and vans in the UK.
“The future of the automotive industry is electric – and Vauxhall will lead that in this country. We are on a journey to reinvent Vauxhall and heading towards a net zero CO2 future – CO2 is the new currency in our industry.”