Vauxhall has topped the list as the UK’s best-selling electric Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV) manufacturer, with its all-electric Vivaro-e achieving the highest number of sales. This is according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
In total, 1,560 e-LCV’s have been sold by Vauxhall, year-to-date. The manufacturer is one of the few to offer business customers an electric van across its entire LCV line-up.
So far this year, sales success was underpinned by the multiple award-winning all-electric Vivaro-e, the best-selling model year-to-date in the e-LCV sector.
The Vivaro-e continues to receive critical acclaim. With a WLTP range of up to 205 miles and payload of up to 1,226kg, its multiple award wins include ‘Van of the Year’ and the ‘Electric Van of the Year’ at the What Van? 2021 awards, and ‘Best Electrified Commercial Vehicle’ at the 2021 DrivingElectric Awards.
The Vivaro-e comes with great driving features including cruise control and speed limiter. Whilst the highest-standards of e-LCV safety elements include the four channel anti-lock braking system and the electronic stability programme plus with traction control.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “Vauxhall is all about democratising access to electrified vehicles and within a month we will have an all-electric version of every van we sell which should further help to reduce in-use emissions and bring the lower running costs and user experience of driving electric to even more businesses in the near future.”
The Vauxhall electric LCV line-up will expand to include the Movano-e large van and the Combo-e compact van. Vauxhall is also adding the Vivaro-e Hydrogen to its all-electric van range during 2022. The manufacturer’s goal is to offer an electrified variant across its model line-up by 2024. And to offer only fully electric cars and vans in the UK by 2028.