Opel/Vauxhall have released the first information and images of the all-new Movano-e, the first battery electric vehicle from the brands in the large van market segment.
Providing class-leading figures for payload, cargo capacity and gross vehicle weights, combined with a wide variety of body styles, seating for up to seven and low running costs, the Movano-e will arrive at dealerships across Europe later this year.
All-New Movano-e lines-up alongside Vivaro-e and, from later this year, Combo-e, meaning Opel/Vauxhall offers a fully electric version across its entire LCV range and remains on course to deliver an electrified version of all its cars and vans by 2024.
There is a new Opel Movano-e for every transportation task – from personnel and urban deliveries, to refrigerated goods and campers. The vehicle’s tough and robust character is reflected in the design, which at the same time visualises its dynamics and great efficiency. Importantly for professionals and fleet managers alike, the emission-free Movano-e demands no compromises and thus represents a real alternative to conventionally powered vehicles.
The electric propulsion system of the Movano-e delivers 90 kW (122 hp) and 260 Nm of torque, with the maximum speed electronically controlled at 110 km/h (38 mph). Depending on the model variant, customers can choose between 37 kWh and 70 kWh lithium ion batteries for ranges (depending on the driving profile and the prevailing conditions) of up to 117 or 224 kilomtrers (72 miles or 139 miles) respectively in the WLTP combined cycle.
The batteries are packaged under the loading space so that they do not compromise usage, which also benefits the cornering and wind stability even when fully loaded. A sophisticated regenerative braking system, which recovers the energy produced under braking or deceleration, further increases efficiency.
Wide choice: Four lengths, three heights and 8.0 to 17 m3 of cargo volume
Panel van customers can choose from four lengths (L1-4) and three heights (H1-3), with maximum load capacity ranging from 8.0 to 17 cubic metres. The doors of the H3 variant are 2.03 metres tall – best in class. Together with the rear doors that open to 180 degrees (optionally extendable to 270 degrees), they make the Movano-e especially easy to load. The range of gross vehicle weights (GVW) is among the widest in this class, extending from 2.8 to 4.0 tons, while payloads reach a maximum of 2.1 tons. With sill heights as low as 494 millimetres, a width of 1422 mm between the wheel arches and 1870 mm between the panels, the load zone for Opel’s new large van represents the benchmark for its rivals.
The standard cab features a single row of three seats, while the second row of the optional crew cab offers seating for an additional four passengers. In order to meet special demands, the new Movano-e is additionally available as a chassis cab, a chassis crew cab and a floor cab with a single row of three seats. Opel’s new LCV is the ideal basis for a broad line-up of specialist conversions as well, such as tippers, drop-sides and campers.
Active safety: High-tech assistance systems for protection of all road users
State-of-the-art driver assistance systems provide protection not only for drivers, crew and passengers, but also other road users. The new Movano’s extensive list – much of which is standard equipment, depending on the trim level – includes Automatic Safety Brake, Blind Spot Warning, Hill Descent Control and Lane Departure Warning.
“OpelConnect”, the “myOpel” app and the “Free2Move Services” mobility brand offer special solutions for light commercial vehicles, including e-LCVs. The services are accessible via apps. The “Charge My Car” function from the “Free2Move Services” app enables access to charging points throughout Europe, including payment.
For professional fleet management, the “Opel Connect” telematics solution with “Free2Move Fleet Services” can track the geographic location of the vehicle, optimise routes, monitor maintenance and fuel consumption and offer tips for more economical driving.