The wide range of body variants for the bestselling Opel Vivaro-e battery-electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) continues to grow with a new offer joining the line-up. In addition to the Cargo panel van, Combi people carrier, crew cab and floor cab, the emissions-free Vivaro-e with 50-kWh or 75-kWh lithium-ion battery is now available as a flatbed truck from the German conversion specialists Schoon Fahrzeug Systeme und Metalltechnik GmbH.
Based on the Opel Vivaro-e floor cab with a single row of seats and a wheelbase of 3.27 metres, the versatile flatbed truck offers a versatile platform measuring 2.44 x 1.83 x 0.40 m (L x W x H) manufactured in high quality. The 40-cm-high aluminium tailgate and sidewalls fold down for easy use; the robust steel frame with high torsional rigidity is protected by a 10-year anti-perforation warranty, thanks to hot-dip galvanisation.
Loading/unloading is comfortable, thanks to the low load-height of only 860 mm. The floor of the platform is completely flat, without encroaching wheel-arches. Access is further enhanced by the integrated step on the inside of the tailgate. Rocker panels below the platform complete the high-end appearance.
It is important that cargo, goods and tools are stowed safely. The floor of the Opel Vivaro-e flatbed truck’s platform (produced in one-piece without butt welds) therefore features an anti-slip surface. Eyes recessed into the exterior frame (three per side) enable secure fastening of the cargo. Equipment can be stowed in the spacious, approx. 2.4-m-deep box located under the platform at the rear of the vehicle. The 1.13-m-wide lid with lockable latch and two hinges opens downwards for optimum usability. If customers require storage especially for tools, they can order a spacious toolbox from Schoon accessories (1.80 x 0.63 x 0.53 m), which attaches to the load surface directly behind the cabin. With the 50-kWh battery, the Vivaro-e flatbed truck offers a payload of up to 960 kilogrammes.
The lithium-ion battery is packaged under the cargo space in such a way that the Vivaro-e requires no trade-offs in cargo capacity. A sophisticated regenerative braking system, which recovers the energy produced under braking or deceleration, further increases efficiency.
Ready for anything: Electrification without trade-offs
With 100kW (136hp) and 260 Nm of torque from the propulsion system, the Vivaro‑e model line-up offers electrified transportation while requiring no concessions on usability. The electronically controlled maximum speed of 130 km/h enables Autobahn speeds while also preserving the electric driving range. Depending on the model variant, the Vivaro-e can cover up to 328 kilometres on a single charge of the 75-kWh battery (WLTP).
The Vivaro-e is as easy to charge as it is to use. Via wall box, fast charging or even a cable for charging from a domestic plug socket if necessary. Using a 100 kW DC public charging station, charging of the 75-kWh battery to 80 per cent state-of-charge takes around only 45 minutes. Opel offers on-board chargers that ensure that charging times are as fast as possible and that the battery (covered by an eight-year/160,000km guarantee) has a long life.
In addition to the midsize Opel Vivaro-e and the Combo-e compact van, the German brand also offers the Movano large van as the battery-electric Movano-e. The entire Opel LCV portfolio is therefore all-electric, emissions-free and immediately orderable, while the Vivaro-e HYDROGEN fuel cell vehicle continues the brand’s electrification strategy.