Vauxhall Movano Electric unveiled in the UK; launch this summer

Vauxhall has lifted off the covers on its biggest all-electric cargo van, the Movano-e. Based on the diesel-powered Movano, the all-electric Vauxhall Movano-e completes the electric van lineup from Vauxhall, which includes the Combo-e and Vivaro-e. The Movano-e will be launched in the UK by the end of Summer 2021.

Vauxhall Movano-e front three quarter
The Vauxhall Movano-e will be launched in UK by the end of Summer 2021. image courtesy: Vauxhall.

With the unveiling of Vauxhall Movano-e, the parent group Stellantis is moving to realize its strategy of having a BEV version of its entire range by the end of 2030. This is also in line with Vauxhall’s plan of offering electrified version of its complete range by 2024.

Vauxhall Movano-e Life variants

The Vauxhall Movano e-Life will be offered with three height options (H1, H2 and H3) and four wheelbase options (L1, L2, L3 and L4). However, the exact height and wheelbase data is expected to be unveiled only at the time of launch. All these versions of the Movano-e will have load volumes ranging between 8-17 cubic meters (8,000 to 17,000 litres).

The Vauxhall Movano-e measures 1,422 mm between the wheel arches, whereas it measures 1,870 mm between the side panels. The maximum payload capacity of the Vauxhall Movano-e is rated at 2,100 kg, with the gross vehicle weight of the all-electric van ranging between 2,800 kg to 4,000 kg.

Vauxhall Movano-e rear three quarter
The Movano e-Life will be offered with three height options and four wheelbase options to choose from. Image courtesy: Vauxhall.

In addition, there are two seating configurations on offer – standard and crew. While the standard van version will come with a single row of three seats, the crew cab version will come with a second row of seating to accommodate up to four passengers.

Vauxhall Movano-e Life features

Like other electric vans from Vauxhall, the Movano-e will also benefit from the Vauxhall Connect feature, which allows the driver to monitor the vehicle’s charging and life traffic updates with LIVE navigation, in addition to Vauxhall’s e-Call and b-Call features, which can be used in case of emergency and breakdown situations. The users will also have access to the MyVauxhall app, on which they can search for nearby charging stations. The van will also come equipped with safety features such as forward collision alert, hill descent control, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring system.

Vauxhall Movano-e cabin
Like other electric vans from Vauxhall, the Movano-e will also benefit with Vauxhall Connect feature. Image courtesy: Vauxhall.

Specifications

Vauxhall will introduce the Movano-e with two lithium-ion battery options – a 37 kWh and a 70 kWh. Both options will be paired with a 90 kW (122 PS) electric motor, the torque output of which is rated at 260 Nm. While the option with a 37 kWh battery will have a maximum driving range of 72 miles (115.8 km), that of the option with a 70 kWh battery will be 139 miles (223.7 km), both as per WLTP cycle.

In both versions, the respective lithium-ion battery will be mounted between the front and rear axles under the floor. Information related to charging rates and options is under wraps. We’ll update this story once we get new information, including the price.

Vauxhall Movano Electric FAQs

What is the release date of the Vauxhall Movano-e?

Vauxhall will bring the Movano-e to the UK market by the end of Summer 2021.

What are the core competitors of the Movano-e?

The main rival to the Movano-e is the Fiat e-Ducato.

What is the range of the Vauxhall Movano-e?

72 miles (115.8 km) with the 37 kWh battery and 139 miles (223.7 km) with the 70 kWh battery, as per WLTP cycle.

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