Vauxhall Combo-e Life deliveries to commence in October

Vauxhall has released prices of its all-electric passenger van Combo-e Life in the UK car market. Prices of the new Vauxhall Combo-e Life commence at GBP 31,610 (on-road, UK), including the plug-in car grant (PiCG) offered by the UK government. Customers can order the Vauxhall Combo-e online, with the deliveries of the vehicle set to commence in October 2021. In addition, Vauxhall has also announced that the cargo version, the Vauxhall Combo-e, will also be launched in the UK by Autumn 2021.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life front three quarter
Prices of the new Vauxhall Combo-e Life start at GBP 31,610 (on-road UK). Image courtesy: Vauxhall.

The Vauxhall Combo-e Life is one of the battery-electric vehicles, which aligns with its parent group Stellantis’ vision of having a BEV version of all of its existing models by 2030. The Vauxhall Combo-e Life is also one of the six all-electric vans from Stellantis based on the e-CMP platform, including Citroën ë-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Rifter, Citroën ë-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert, and Vauxhall Vivaro-e.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life variants

The Vauxhall Combo-e Life is offered in a total of three variants – SE 5-seater (GBP 31,610), SE 7-seater (GBP 32,110), and SE XL 7-seater (GBP 35,710). While the SE 5-seater and SE 7-seater are medium-sized variants with a length of 4.40 metres, the SE XL 7-seater is a long-wheelbase version, measuring up to 4.75 metres in length.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life features

On the outside, all the variants of the Vauxhall Combo-e Life are equipped with daytime running lights with high beam assist, 16-inch alloy wheels and electrically adjustable and foldable rearview mirrors.

The Vauxhall Combo-e Life gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which features Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Vauxhall connect. Apart from showing real-time traffic updates, vehicle information and charge status, the Vauxhall Connect also has e-Call and b-Call technologies for emergency and breakdown situations, respectively, both of which can be operated with a touch of a button on the screen. The third row of seats in the SE XL 7-seater has a sliding function, which is missing in the SE 7-seater.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life rear three quarter
The Vauxhall Combo-e Life is offered in three different variants – SE 5-seater, SE 7-seater and SE XL 7-seater. Image courtesy: Vauxhall.

Apart from these features, the Combo-e Life comes with a 3.5-inch colour display in instrument console, reverse parking sensors and panoramic view camera, three drive modes (normal, power and eco), forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, cruise control with speed limited and speed sign recognition.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life specifications

All the variants of the Combo-e Life are powered by a combination of a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 100 kW (136 PS) electric motor, which produces 260 Nm of torque. Vauxhall claims a maximum driving range of 174 miles (280 km) in a single charge, as per the WLTP cycle. With the help of a 100 kW fast charger, the battery can be charged up to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. An optional three-phase 11 kW charger can be had with the Combo-e Life as well.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life boot space
The boot space of Vauxhall Combo-e Life SE 5-seater is 597 litres (expandable up to 2,126 litres). Image courtesy: Vauxhall.

The 4.40 metre long SE 5-seater has a boot space of 597 litres (expandable up to 2,126 litres), while that of the 4.75-metre long SE XL 7-seater is rated at 850 litres (expandable up to 2,693 litres).

Vauxhall Combo-e cargo version

The Vauxhall Combo-e cargo will be made available in two different variants – L1H1 (4.4 metres long and 2,785 mm wheelbase) and L2H1 (4.75-metres long and 2,975 mm wheelbase). The L2H1 will get crew variants, which can seat up to four passengers. Both these variants will get the same powertrain as the Combo-e Life – a 50 kWh battery combined with a 100 kW electric motor. This cargo-oriented version will go on sale in the UK in Autumn 2021.

Vauxhall extends free charger and green miles offer to Combo-e Life

In an effort to lure in more customers to the EV world, Vauxhall is now extending their free home charger and 30,000 free green miles to more cars. Initially available to only customers of the Vauxhall Corsa-e, the company has extended the offer to other all-electric models within its lineup, the Mokka-e, Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life.

According to Vauxhall’s press release dated August 12, 2021, customers with private parking will be given a free Home Charging Unit called a Wallbox “Pulsar Plus”. The unit will be installed by a qualified British Gas engineer.

Additionally, thanks to the partnership with British Gas, customers can avail up to 30,000 free green miles of electricity. Vauxhall will credit each customer’s account with the equivalent amount to cover the cost of charging. The exclusive tariffs have been fixed for the next three years until August 2024 which includes an off-peak rate and lower prices between midnight and 5:00 am. This will also make it cheaper for customers to charge their cars overnight.

Vauxhall’s offer is available on orders placed by October 5, 2021. This includes purchases made via Personal Contract Purchase, Personal Contract Hire as well as Conditional Sale.

Vauxhall Combo-e FAQs

What is the release date of the Vauxhall Combo-e Life?

Customers can order the Combo-e online, and deliveries commence in October. The cargo version will go on sale by Autumn.

What are the core competitors to Vauxhall Combo-e Life?

The Combo-e Life has the Citroen e-Berlingo and Nissan e-NV200 Combi as competitors.

What is the price of Vauxhall Combo-e Life?

There are three variants of Vauxhall Combo-e Life – SE 5-seater (GBP 31,610), SE 7-seater (GBP 32,110) and SE XL 7-seater (GBP 35,710).

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