Class-leading practicality and payload make the all-new Vauxhall Movano-e van seriously tempting for all sorts of fleets and businesses.
And with a choice of two lengths, a maximum payload of 2,110kg and a range of up to 139 miles before it needs to be plugged in again, the Movano-e is more than a match for competitors like the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter, which has a range of around 85 miles, or the incoming Ford E-Transit, which is set to have a range of 217 miles.
Powering the Movano-e is an electric motor producing 120PS and 260Nm of torque, which Vauxhall says makes it perfect for the cut and thrust of the urban environment, such as last-mile deliveries, as well as the open road.
Like Vauxhall’s other fully electric LCV models, the Movano-e is exempt from current ultra-low and congestion charge payments, while zero emissions powertrain also allows businesses to save significantly on company van tax, with a 0% Benefit-in-Kind tax rate.
The Movano-e also comes really well equipped as standard, in part thanks to Vauxhall’s rear park assist system, as well as a pedestrian detection rear warning sound – which alerts drivers when pedestrians cross behind the van. You’ll also get a DAB radio with Bluetooth, the ‘Vauxhall Connect’ package that alerts emergency and breakdown services should you need help, as well as a full steel bulkhead. The passenger side also comes with a foldable, rotating tray - ideal for setting up a laptop - while the glove box also contains a tablet holder.
Alongside the Movano-e is Vauxhall’s traditionally-powered Movano, which has also been given a refresh for 2021.
Lease customers can enjoy a load volume of up to 17m3, the equivalent of five Euro pallets, making it Ideal for trade professionals.
There are also no less than 150 different configurations of the Movano available via Vauxhall’s conversion specialists - whether you’re after a tipper, drop-side or box van.
All regular Movanos are powered by a 2.2 litre diesel engine that comes with a range of power outputs, from 140 PS up to 165 PS.
Besides conversions, the updated Movano is available in Panel Van, Chassis Cab and Crew Cab configurations in L2H1, L2H2, L3H1, L3H2, L4H2 and L4H3 lengths and heights, while the all-electric Movano-e is exclusively available in Panel Van configuration in Dynamic trim only in either L3H2 or L4H2 lengths.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said:
“With class-leading practicality and payload, alongside the latest safety features and technology, the All-New Movano and Movano-e are set to make an immediate impact in the large-LCV sector. Vauxhall is leading the electrification of the UK van market and is all about democratising access to electrified vehicles.”
Order books are open now, with prices starting from £30,755 and £61,085 for the all-electric Movano-e, with first deliveries due in late 2021.
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