The new Opel Vivaro-e is International Van of the Year 2021 (IVOTY). The all-electric van from the German carmaker was elected by an expert jury of 24 journalists and publishers from independent LCV magazines.
Available in three lengths and with many body variants, the battery electric Vivaro-e enables professionals to benefit from uncompromised zero-emission mobility – well beyond the “last mile”. Vivaro-e customers can choose between two sizes of lithium ion battery, depending on their needs: with 75 kWh for a range of up to 330 kilometres, or for those who have a less intensive daily use of their vehicle, with 50 kWh for up to 230 km, both in the WLTP test cycle.
“We are very proud that the new Vivaro-e has been voted International Van of the Year 2021,” said Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, “and I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the experts from the IVOTY jury for this award, the greatest one can dream of in the light commercial vehicle business. The Vivaro-e sets new standards in its market segment and leads the electrification of Opel’s LCV portfolio. Next year, we will add “e”-variants of the Combo and Movano, which means it will be completely electrified before the end of 2021! Today, Opel is electrifying its entire portfolio at a fast pace, with no less than six models already available either as battery electric or hybrid vehicles. We will have electrified versions of all our passenger cars and light commercial vehicles by 2024.”
Based on the Groupe PSA EMP2 platform, the Vivaro-e offers an exceptionally wide range of driver assistance systems – as recognised by the IVOTY jury. In addition to a head-up display, the Vivaro-e features lane keep assist, extended traffic sign recognition, drowsiness alert, forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking.
Opel already won the International Van of the Year award with the Astra Van in 1999, the first generation Vivaro in 2002 and the Combo in 2019.