Vauxhall’s all-electric Vivaro-e has been named ‘Zero Emission Van of the Year’ by Fleet News at its 2021 awards ceremony. The award marks another win for the Vivaro-e this year, as the 100% electric van continues to impress industry experts and customers.
Commended for its impressive 205-mile range (WLTP) from a single charge as well as its practicality, the Vivaro-e’s win comes as no surprise following on from its stream of award wins recently. It was named ‘Van of the Year’ and ‘EV Van of the Year’ by Van Fleet World, as well as What Car?’s Van of the Year. The Vivaro-e also won the ‘Best Electrified Commercial Vehicle’ category at the Driving Electric awards and won the highly coveted International Van of the Year title last year. It’s most recent win came from Auto Express New Car Awards 2021 which named it as the ‘Electric Van of the Year’.
Fleet News Awards judges said: “With excellent range and payload capability, the Vivaro-e is easy to drive with excellent seating position and an intuitive head-up display among the high levels of technology. It offers impressive torque, even in Eco and Normal modes and the regenerative braking works perfectly. Extremely strong residuals give it the edge over its Stellantis siblings.”
With a 75kWh battery, the Vivaro-e has a zero emissions range of up to 205 miles under WLTP testing, and supports up to 100kW rapid charging, with an 80% charge taking just 45 minutes– making it suitable for professionals who cover high mileages daily. The Vivaro-e boasts a maximum load volume of 6.6m3 and a load capacity of 1,226kg, making it highly practical as well. With zero tailpipe emissions, the Vivaro-e is also exempt from current ultra-low emissions and congestion charge fees, helping reduce business costs alongside lower running costs. “
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “We’re incredibly honoured with the Vivaro-e’s achievements this year, and we would like to thank Fleet News for the ‘Zero Emission Van of the Year’ award. Whilst proving to be a resounding success with the experts, we are also delighted that the Vivaro-e is leading the electric LCV sales charts according to the latest figures from the SMMT. We’re proud to be able to offer our customers a full range of e-LCVs, allowing for a practical and affordable transition towards electrification.“
Vauxhall is now one of the few UK LCV providers able to offer fleets an electric variant across its full line-up, following the announcement of the new Movano-e earlier in May. The latest registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) also show Vauxhall is the UK’s best-selling electric van manufacturer, with the Vivaro-e the best-selling e-LCV so far in 2021.