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Vauxhall Vivaro-e Earns ‘Van of the Year' 2021

Vauxhall Vivaro-e driving over bridge

Vauxhall has achieved numerous successes at the Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards, 2021. Their all-electric Vivaro-e model earned the awards for 'Van of the Year' and 'Best EV Van of the Year' from Van Fleet World and EV Fleet World, respectively; a double win that attracted high commendation.

Awards

The Vivaro-e has chalked many successes, starting with a decisive victory of 2021 LCV honours following earlier achievements as:

  • Van of the Year
  • International Van of the Year
  • Driving Electric award

The Great British Fleet Award judges were amazed by its WLTP-endorsed zero-emission scope of up to 205 miles, excellent running cost, and payload limit of up to 1,226kg. This feat is the first by an all-electric van to be recognized as the overall best award.

Vivaro-e’s features

The Vivaro-e’s zero-emissions mean it’s exempt from the present ultra-low emissions and congestion charges, making it ideal for fleet operators in metropolitan and city centres.

Since Vauxhall launched the Vivaro-e in 2020, it has been praised for having up to a 205-mile range on the present official test cycle. This makes it the preferred choice for several van drivers’ daily use while ensuring optimized running costs. Additionally, the van is easy to drive and is user-friendly, just as it's functional. It stands out compared to similar vans for having a more grounded residual value forecast, making it less expensive to buy or rent.

Aside from being recognised as a van that provides value for money, the Vivaro-e has other features that offer improved safety in various weather and driving conditions, namely:

  • semi-adaptive cruise control
  • head-up display
  • advanced lighting

Growth in the EV Commercial Vehicle Sector

According to VAN Fleet World editor John Kendall, advancements in the EV Commercial vehicle industry have been nothing short of impressive even in the wake of COVID-19. This is due to its:

  • competitive pricing
  • high technological levels
  • long-distance potentials

He describes the electric and hybrid van sector’s growth as impressive, despite the challenges faced, such as the pandemic and lockdown. However, one van distinctly stands out due to its competitive pricing and tremendous potential with a WLTP combined range of 143 or 205 miles according to the battery chosen; the Vauxhall Vivaro-e. This vehicle is described as the money-maker for the van sector thanks to its affordable pricing. It’s a preferred option to diesel or petrol power, while its driving range presents an excellent choice for those who may have initially been put off by the whole idea of an electric van.

Other Awards won by Vauxhall’s Vivaro-e

Other award categories won by Vauxhall include:

  • Vauxhall Combo in the Small Van category for Best Practicality
  • Vauxhall Vivaro winning Best for Practicality in the Medium Van category
  • Best Value for Ownership Costs in the Electric Van category

The overall best went to Vivaro-e as the Van of the Year.

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If you’re looking for the latest reviews, support, and dealership for either brand new or used Vauxhall's Vivaro-e, you can visit the Vivaro-e page for all your resources. Drive Vauxhall has a network of Vauxhall businesses situated across England in the North East, South West, East Anglia, and the Midlands, offering new and used vehicle deals, including Motability vehicles overhauling and MOT testing.

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