According to industry figures, Vauxhall is now the UK’s best-selling electric LCV manufacturer.
The top-selling e-LCV is the firm’s all-electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e.
The data comes from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) with news that the firm has sold more than 1,820 e-LCVs in the year-to-date.
Vauxhall is also one of the few van makers that is able to offer business customers and fleets an electric version across its entire LCV range.
The latest addition was the new Combo-e compact van that went on sale in August.
best-selling electric LCV manufacturer
However, Vauxhall’s credentials as the best electric van seller have been underpinned by the all-electric Vivaro-e.
The van is a multiple award winner, including the prestigious ‘International Van of the Year’ gong.
With a battery-powered range of 205 miles, plus a maximum payload of 1,226 kg, the Vivaro-e is at the forefront of the firm’s commitment to deliver an electrified range of vans.
The firm says that by 2028, it will only be selling fully electric vans and cars in the UK.
To help, Vauxhall owner Stellantis has unveiled a £100 million investment in the firm’s Ellesmere Port plant to help transform it to delivering electric vehicles to meet growing demand.
Will produce only battery-powered models
Vauxhall says that Ellesmere Port will be the conglomerate’s first plant that will produce only battery-powered models in both passenger and commercial versions by the end of 2022.
The plant’s production line will include the Combo-e Life and the Combo-e for both export and domestic markets.
And to underpin the firm’s green credentials, Vauxhall says it will add its Vivaro-e Hydrogen van to its all-electric line-up by early 2023.
‘Vauxhall is leading the electrification of the UK van market’
The managing director of Vauxhall, Paul Willcox, said: “As a British brand, I’m proud to see Vauxhall is leading the electrification of the UK van market with our multiple award-winning Vivaro-e.
“Vauxhall is all about democratising access to electrified vehicles and, with the all-new Combo-e and Movano-e now available to order, we offer an all-electric version of each of our vans, further helping to reduce in-use emissions and bring the lower running costs and user experience of driving electric to even more businesses.”