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Vauxhall Vivaro-E Life 100kW Elite L 50kWh 5dr Auto Electric Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£3,249 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Electric

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Dark tinted rear glazing, Electric parking brake, Handsfree calls via steering wheel controls and vehicle microphone, PAS, Keyless entry and start, Head up Display, Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors...

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MPG

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Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

Need a really large MPV? Perhaps you need a full-electric one? Here's Vauxhall's take on this concept, the Vivaro e-Life. In 50kWh form, it won't go particularly far on a single charge, but it'll seat up to nine in the base-trimmed variants which substantially undercut anything that the Peugeot and Citroen versions of this design can offer on price. As with those models, this one will function as anything from an executive minibus to a van to help you move house. All without using a drop of fuel.

Background

Vauxhall continues to borrow EV technology from its Peugeot and Citroen Stellantis Group cousins. Here, this company big Vivaro Life has benefitted, allowing the Griffin brand to offer this Vivaro-e Life full-battery-powered People Carrier. Like the combustion-engined Vivaro Life models, this one's based on Vauxhall's Vivaro van and it goes up against two identically-engineered design stablemates, the Peugeot e-Traveller and the Citroen e-Space Tourer Neither of this trio can approach the driving range of the segment leader, the V-Class-based Mercedes EQV, but this Vauxhall costs a lot less than that Stuttgart model and offers a Long body shape with plenty of cabin space and room for up to nine. Which might be of interest to a suburban family customer not especially concerned about extended driving range. Let's check this green-minded MPV out.

Driving Experience

Big People Carriers are largely used for suburban duties, which is just as well because this car's not much good for anything else. A huge heavy People Carrier relying on a battery designed to sustain an electric supermini (the Corsa-e) was never going to travel very far between charges and, sure enough, this e-Traveller's 50kWh battery pack takes this Vauxhall only 143 miles between charges. So you're going to need to think hard if you're going anywhere more than 60 miles or so away, unless you've the time for a potentially lengthy recharging stop before your return journey. This is annoying because the electric version of this car's LCV counterpart, the Vivaro van, has the option of a larger 75kWh battery that would add around 60 miles of additional range. At the time of this test in Spring 2021, that wasn't being offered on the Vivaro-e Life. If you're wondering what driving a huge great full-electric People Carrier might be like, well, there's not too much to get your head around. You turn the key in the ignition, wait for the starting beep, then flick the gear toggle into Drive. There's a drive-mode selector that allows drivers to switch between ECO, NORMAL and POWER modes. There's 136hp on tap and there's also a 'B' option that ploughs extra energy back into the battery, offering more resistance while you're slowing down. Top speed is just 84mph.

Design and Build

Apart from the badge work and the charging flap, it'll be difficult for your neighbours to spot that you've switched your big MPV to full-electric power. This big Vauxhall is clearly van-derived, but the looks are modern and not too LCV-like. Like its identically-engineered Citroen e-SpaceTourer cousin (but unlike its other clone, the Peugeot e-Traveller), this Vivaro-e Life can be had in 9-seat form - that's with base 'Edition' or 'Combi' trim. This means you get bench seats in all three rows. The top Vivaro-e Life 'Elite' only has a bench seat in the second row, so seats up to seven. Unlike a Peugeot e-Traveller, there's no choice of body lengths, this Vauxhall coming only in big 5.30-metre 'Long' form. At the wheel, there's a driver selector toggle where the gear lever would normally be and you get a power flow gauge instead of a rev counter in the instrument binnacle. The battery installation hasn't compromised passenger or cargo space in any way. All the rear seats can be removed to reveal a van-like cargo area, but they've heavy and awkward to lift and you'd need a big garage to store them in. The top 'Elite' version has an opening rear tailgate glass panel.

Market and Model

The Vivaro-e Life comes only in the lengthiest 'Long' body shape and in its most affordable forms can be had in 'Edition' or 'Combi' trim, both variants costing under £35,000, which means they qualify for the government's Plug-in car Grant, reducing the asking price to around £32,500. Both these base variants can seat up to nine people. The equivalent Peugeot e-Traveller Long version of this design doesn't offer a base-trimmed model to match that starting price; and the equivalent Citroen e-Space Tourer can't be had with this Vauxhall's Long body shape. At the top of the Vivaro-e Life range, there's a plush 'Elite' trim level (around £50,000) which can seat up to seven. 'Edition' and 'Combi' models get only the basics; 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning and cruise control with a speed limiter. There's a DAB radio with Bluetooth and steering wheel controls. The top 'Elite' version is of course much better appointed. Here, you get larger 17-inch bi-colour alloy wheels, dual-zone electronic climate control with roof-mounted heater controls. There's also front fog lights, a rear view camera and a tailgate with a separate opening rear window. Plus leather upholstery, a head-up display and a chrome grille. There's also a 7-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with 3D navigation, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone applications. Electronic driving assistance devices include a 'driving time warning system', 'Driver Attention Alert', a 'Road sign reading with speed limit recommendation system' and an 'Active Safety Brake' set-up. All versions offer plenty of seating modularity and flexibility, with the second and third row seats fully adjustable and removable.

Cost of Ownership

Using 100kW of direct current (DC), it takes around only 30 minutes for the 50kWh battery to reach 80 per cent state-of-charge. Vauxhall offers on-board chargers that ensure time spent plugged-in is as short as possible and that the battery (covered by an eight-year/100,000 mile warranty) has a long life. The Vivaro-e Life features a single-phase 7.4kW on-board charger as standard, with a three-phase 11kW on-board charger available as an option. In order to make usage even more practical, "Vauxhall Connect", the "myVauxhall" app and "Free2Move Services" - the mobility brand of Groupe PSA - offer special solutions for all Vauxhall electric vehicles, including the Vivaro-e Life. The services are accessible via apps. The "Charge My Car" function from the "Free2Move Services" app enables access to more than 140,000 charging points throughout Europe, including payment. To make it even easier for customers to choose the right charging point, the "Free2Move Services" app makes a preselection based on the distance to the charging point, the charging speed and the current charging price of the possible public charging options. With the "Vauxhall Connect" e-remote control functions, customers can use their smartphones to check the battery's state-of-charge or programme air conditioning and charging times. In addition, the "Vauxhall Connect" portfolio ranges from eCall and breakdown calls to numerous other services, such as vehicle status and information. LIVE Navigation provides online traffic information in real time.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Jade white
  • Second row three passenger foldable 60/40 split bench seat
  • Solid paint
  • Leather - Carla Black

Body Glass

  • Dark tinted rear glazing
  • Electric Front windows with one touch up/down facility
  • Tailgate with separate opening rear window with Intermittent wash/wipe
  • Nearside and offside electrically operated sliding side access door with fixed windows

Brakes

  • Electric parking brake
  • Anti-lock braking system, emergency brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, engine drag torque control and hill start assist
  • ESP with traction control, cornering brake control, straight line stability control and drag torque controlESP with traction control, cornering brake

Communication

  • Handsfree calls via steering wheel controls and vehicle microphone

Driver Aids

  • PAS
  • Multi-mode toggle (Eco, Normal, Power)
  • Panoramic rear view camera
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors

Driver Convenience

  • Keyless entry and start

Driver Information

  • Head up Display
  • Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving time
  • Vauxhall connect box
  • Side blind spot alert
  • Central facia display - Digital clock and outside air temperature with ice warning function

Driving Mirrors

  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Automatic anti dazzle rear view mirror

Embellishment Trims

  • Mistral black with décor insert facia and door trim

Entertainment

  • Instrumentation - speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light, fuel economy gauge and coolant temperature warning light
  • Multimedia Nav pro 7" touch screen, RDS with traffic prog, AM/FM/DAB, ten speakers, USB/iPod, Bluetooth A2DP audio stream, Apple Carplay/Android auto
  • 3D street level mapping, European coverage, eco routing, TomTom live traffic updates, nearby fuel station display and local weather information
  • Steering column mounted audio and phone controls

Exterior Body Features

  • Vehicle charging socket
  • Body colour side mouldings
  • Body colour mirrors and door handles
  • Chrome front grille
  • Body colour front bumper
  • Flexible roof mounted aerial
  • Body colour rear corner bumper with black centre section

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lights
  • Xenon headlights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Pollen filter, air recirculation facility, illuminated controls and chilled glovebox facility
  • Roof mounted rear heater control
  • Dual zone electronic climate control with rear air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Leather upholstery
  • Luggage cover
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Full length fixed panoramic glass sunroof with manually sliding sunblinds
  • 220V socket behind driver seat and rear seat back tables
  • Facia mounted drinks holders
  • 7.4kW single phase onboard charger with 6m mode 3 - 7kW cable
  • Upper glovebox
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • 12V socket in saloon area
  • Lower shelf
  • A4 storage compartment in facia
  • Open storage compartments in facia
  • Storage pocket in front of gear lever
  • Front door pockets with three separate compartments
  • 3 spoke design leather covered steering wheel with satin chrome effect bezel
  • Seatbelt unfastened audible warning
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering wheel, inertia-reel lap/diagonal seatbelts and height adjustable outer front seatbelts
  • Open lower glovebox with 12v socket and aux-in facility

Interior Lights

  • Lights on audible warning, reversing light, hazard warning, rear fog light, high level brake light, side repeat indicators, LED daytime running light

Packs

  • Driver assistance pack with high beam assist - Vivaro Life
  • Driver safety pack with semi adaptive cruise control - Vivaro Life
  • Visibility pack with rain sensitive windscreen wipers - Vivaro Life

Safety

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Front seatbelt force limiters
  • Child proof locks on rear doors
  • Drivers and front passenger lap belt pretensioner system
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Lap and diagonal inertia-reel seatbelts - height-adjustable front
  • Two front seat side-impact airbags
  • Full-size curtain airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Full length curtain airbags second and third row seating
  • Deactivation switch for front passengers front and side-impact airbags

Seats

  • Power driver seat with height and reach, backrest recline, lumbar adj, armrest, padded head restraint, massage function and driver memory
  • Four way electrically adjustable heated passenger seat with massage function
  • Third row three passenger foldable 60/40 split individually sliding bench/single seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear head restraints
  • Body lock seatbelt pretensioner system

Security

  • Electronic engine deadlock immobiliser, steering column lock, lockable fuel filler cap and anti-theft spare wheel cradle
  • Remote control door locking, two keys with integral remote, door deadlocks and selective door locking
  • Remote control security alarm system - engine compartment protection, ultrasonic detectors in load area and siren
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Visible vehicle identification number

Wheels - Alloy

  • 17" Diamond cut alloy wheels

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 13.1
  • Engine Power - BHP 136
  • Engine Power - KW 100
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 192
  • Engine Torque - NM 260
  • Top Speed 81

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