Vauxhall has lifted the covers off 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, including the Combo-e and Vivaro-e. The Movano-e is available for booking in the UK and will reach dealerships later this year.
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 fully electric cars and vans by 2028.
Vauxhall Movano-e Life variants
The Vauxhall Movano-e measures 1,422 mm between the wheel arches and 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. The Movano-e, however, is the largest electric van in Vauxhall’s lineup. It can carry a maximum payload of up to 2,110 kg and gets a load volume of 17 cubic meters.
Despite the standard Movano being available in a truck-load of configurations, including length, height and cab configurations, the Movano-e is available exclusively in the Panel van configuration in the Dynamic trim variant. The e will also only be available in two length/height configurations, namely L3H2 and L4H2.
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 to accommodate up to four passengers.
The Movano vans feature the latest in safety and driver assistance systems. The Movano-e comes standard fitted with rear vision cameras, blind-spot monitoring and a lane departure warning system. It also gets rear park assist as well as pedestrian detection.
As mentioned earlier, the Movano-e vans are only available in the top-spec dynamic trim. For starters, we see a DAB radio. 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 features such as forward collision alert, hill descent control, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring system.
A folding and rotating tray is available for work purposes on the passenger side, while a tablet holder is nestled in the glove compartment.
The Movano-e is powered by a 90kW motor that churns out 260Nm. Paired with a 70 kWh battery pack, the WLTP range is rated at a respectable 139 miles. Efficiency in the Movano-e is further improved with regenerative braking allowing for the recovery of some amount of energy when slowing down.
The van’s battery is positioned between the front and rear axle under the floor, thereby making absolutely no difference to the van’s load capacity compared to the conventional Movano. This, the company says, also lowers the van’s centre of gravity, allowing for better cornering even under full load conditions.
The Movano-e is available at £61,085 for the L3H2 variant and £61,985 for the L4H2 variant, excluding VAT. The van has been made available for booking in the UK, with deliveries expected to begin later this year.
Vauxhall Movano Electric FAQs
What is the release date of the Vauxhall Movano-e?
Bookings for the Vauxhall have already begun in the UK, with deliveries to begin later this year.
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?
As per the WLTP cycle, paired with the 70 kWh battery, the Vauxhall Movano-e can drive 139 miles on a single charge.
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