Vauxhall has been named the UK's best selling electric LCV manufacturer, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Vauxhall has already made a strong start in 2022 with 160 e-LCVs sold year-to-date. It is now one of the only manufacturers able to offer electric powertrains for vans across the whole fleet.
The multiple award winning all-electric Vivaro-e has been the best selling model in the e-LCV sector so far this year. Vauxhall's LCV retail market sshare, sales to retail and small business customers, grew by 7.0 percentage points from 7.2% in Jauary to 14.2% in January 2022.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said:
“I’m proud to see Vauxhall continuing to lead the charge towards electrification of the UK van market, building on our success in 2021. With our full range of 100% electric vans, including the All-New Combo-e, Vivaro-e and All-New Movano-e, we’re confident that even more businesses will make the switch to electric in 2022 and enjoy all the benefits this brings, including zero emissions, lower running costs and an excellent user experience.”
The Vivaro-e has a multitude of awards to its name, including the 'Medium Van of the Year' at the What Van? Awards 2022 and the 'Best Medium Electric Van' at the Driving Electric Awards 2022. With a WLTP range of up to 205 miles with a maximum payload of up to 1,226kg, the Vivaro-e is a great mix of both performance and practicality. Vauxhall 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.