Vauxhall was the UK’s best-selling electric Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV) manufacturer in 2022, the second year in a row the brand has topped the sale charts, according to the latest sales and registration figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Last year, Vauxhall sold 5,038e-LCVs, a rise of 73% from 2021. Vauxhall remains one of the few manufacturers in the country able to offer fleets and buyers a fully electric van across its entire model line-up. The Vauxhall e-LCV line-up consists of the Combo Electric, Vivaro Electric, and Movano Electric.
The sales success was underpinned by the award-winning Vivaro Electric, which was the best-selling e-LCV in the UK for the second year running. Throughout 2022, Vauxhall sold 4,212 Vivaro Electric vehicles to both business and private customers.
James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “Electric van sales grew significantly in 2022, and will continue to grow next year, as more businesses and fleets look to cut their emissions and running costs. It’s a testament to the breadth and quality of our all-electric LCV range that the highest share of businesses and private buyers opted for an electric Vauxhall van for the second year in a row.”
The Vivaro Electric has a long list of awards under its belt, including ‘Medium Van of the Year’ at the What Van? Awards 2022 and ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ at the Driving Electric Awards 2022. The Vivaro Electric was also voted ‘International Van of the Year 2021’, alongside multiple other top honours.
Available with a 50kWh or a 75kWh battery, the Vivaro Electric achieves a WLTP range of up to 205 miles from a single charge and comes with a maximum payload of up to 1,226kg.