The all-electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e has been named the 2021 International Van of the Year – taking home one of the most coveted awards in the light commercial vehicle sector. The zero emissions Vivaro-e impressed judges from 24 different countries to take home the overall 2021 International Van of the Year title. This is the first time a fully electric van has won the overall title.
Judges praised the electric Vivaro-e’s extensive zero emissions range, excellent load capacity and high levels of technology. Vauxhall previously won the International Van of the Year title in 2019 with the Combo Cargo van.
The Vauxhall Vivaro-e is available with 50kWh or 75kWh battery options. Capable of up to 205 miles from a single charge, the Vivaro-e supports up to 100kW rapid charging with an 80% charge taking 30 minutes for 50kWh models and 45 minutes for 75kWh variants.
Available in three trim levels, Panel Van Dynamic, Panel Van Elite and Doublecab Elite, all models come with rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, cruise-control with speed limiter and a 7-inch touchscreen as standard. With a 6.6m3 maximum load volume and 1,226kg the Vivaro-e suits the needs of all business and private users and is crucially exempt from current congestion and ultra-low emissions charges.
Stephen Norman, Managing Director, Vauxhall UK, said: “The International Van of the Year title is the highest accolade in the LCV sector, and we are extremely happy to win it once again. What makes this win so important is that it is the first one awarded to a fully electric van, and showcases not only the LCV’s sector rapid embracing of new and cleaner powertrains, but also their real-world capabilities to businesses and private users. Vivaro-e is a game-changer.”
The 2021 International Van of the Year title is the latest in a long list of awards for the Vivaro-e, with the electric van having picked up the overall ‘Van of the Year’ and the ‘Electric Van of the Year’ titles at the annual What Van? 2021 awards and being named the ‘Best Electrified Commercial Vehicle’ in the 2021 Driving Electric Awards.