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Vauxhall Vivaro-e remains UK’s best-selling electric van

The Vauxhall Vivaro-e remains the UK’s best-selling new electric Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV) so far in 2022, according to the latest registration figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The fully electric Vivaro-e was the UK’s best-selling e-LCV in March with more than 500 models registered and remains the overall highest-selling e-LCV for the year with 836 sold year-to-date. The success of the Vivaro-e also helped ensure Vauxhall was the highest-selling e-LCV manufacturer in the crucial March numberplate change month, with Vauxhall accounting for one-in-three e-LCVs sold during the month.

Year-on-year, Vauxhall has seen its UK e-LCV market share grow from 19.00% to 22.73%, with the brand one of the few manufacturers able to offer fleets and electric variant across its entire LCV portfolio. Vauxhall’s overall LCV market has also grown from 9.81% to 10.44% over the past 12 months, with more than 7,800 vans sold so far in 2022.

Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “The electric Light Commercial Vehicle segment is a small, but rapidly growing and vitally important sector for the industry. As more businesses look to reduce their running costs and emissions, e-LCV sales will only keep growing in the future. It’s fantastic to see the Vivaro-e remain the go-to choice for many of the fleets and businesses choosing to go electric.”

The Vivaro-e has a long list of awards under its belt, including ‘Medium Van of the Year’ at the What Van? Awards 2022 and ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ at the Driving Electric Awards 2022. The Vivaro-e was also voted ‘International Van of the Year 2021’, alongside multiple other top honours.

With a WLTP range of up to 205 miles and a maximum payload of up to 1,226kg, the Vivaro-e is at the forefront of Vauxhall’s commitment to electrification, as the brand continues its electric vehicle expansion with the goal of offering an electrified variant across its model line-up by 2024, and to offer only fully electric cars and vans in the UK by 2028.

Last year, Stellantis announced a £100 million investment in Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant to transform the site for a new era in electric vehicle manufacturing. Ellesmere Port will become the first Stellantis plant to produce a solely battery-electric model, in both commercial and passenger versions, by the end of this year, including the Combo-e and Combo-e Life, for both domestic and export markets. Vauxhall is also adding the Vivaro-e Hydrogen to its all-electric van range from 2023.