Article By John Redfern

Vauxhall accelerates plans for fully electrified range by 2024

Both the Vauxhall Combo Life and Vivaro Life people carriers will only be sold with electric power.

Two Vauxhall models are set to be offered in battery-electric form only.

The company has updated its model ranges for both the Combo Life and Vivaro Life people carriers, discontinuing the non-electric versions.

Price reductions have also been made, making both the Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life eligible for the government’s revised Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).

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Based upon Vauxhall’s van range, the Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life are designed to offer maximum practicality for families.

The Combo-e Life is available in both five- and seven-seat configurations. A standard 50kWh battery allows for a range of up to 174 miles when fully charged.

With room for up to nine passengers, the Vivaro-e Life is targeted at the largest of families. Alternatively, Vauxhall says it may be suited to work as a taxi or for staff transportation. Whatever the circumstances, it promises a potential range of 143 miles.

Previous orders placed for non-electric Combo Life and Vivaro Life models will still be honoured by Vauxhall.

To enable both cars to remain with the government PiCG, Vauxhall has removed between £2,000 and £3,000 from the price of each.

With the revised PiCG applied, a five-seat Vauxhall Combo-e Life will start from £29,610 on the road. Prices for the larger Vivaro-e Life start at £30,295.

Vauxhall plans to continue expanding its electrified model offering, with eight vehicles set to be available in the coming months.

Paul Willcox, managing director at Vauxhall, said: “Vauxhall has set out a clear ambition to go electric only by 2028 and this is another step on that journey. We are focused on ensuring that the benefits of going electric are available, and affordable, to as many British motorists as possible.”

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