Vauxhall has released the first pictures of its new fully-electric Combo-e, which has a claimed range of up to 171 miles from a single charge.
Using a 100kW DC public rapid charging station, the 50kWh battery can receive an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
The Combo-e comes standard with an 7kW single-phase on-board charger, with an 11kW three-phase also available.
Its 50kWh lithium-ion battery is made up of 216 cells and 18 modules and has been placed under the floor between the front and rear axle, resulting in no loss of load volume compared to the petrol and diesel variants of the Combo.
The battery position also results in a low centre of gravity, which improves cornering and stability even when fully loaded.
Its 100kW (136PS) electric motor produces 260Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 11.2 seconds, with a controlled maximum speed of 80mph.
To improve vehicle range, the Combo-e features regenerative braking technology, with ‘B’ mode increasing the regenerative braking for maximum energy recovery.
Also, the MyVauxhall app allows users to find charging stations near them, while VauxhallConnect gives drivers access to features such as current charge status and live navigation services.
Available in two lengths, the L1H1 variant Combo-e measures 4.40m long with a 2,785mm wheelbase and has a maximum load length of 3,090mm.
L2H1 variants measure 4.75m long with a wheelbase of 2,975mm. Inside, load volume is extended to 4.4m3 with the L2H1 able to accommodate objects up to 3,440mm in length.
The new Combo-e will appear in showrooms this autumn, joining the new Vivaro-e as Vauxhall’s latest fully electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) family member.
A fully electric variant of the Movano – the Movano-e – will also arrive later in 2021.