Vauxhall Combo Life is going electric

Vauxhall has released the first images of the new Combo-e Life, a fully electric variant of its award-winning Combo Life van, with a range of up to 174 miles in WLTP testing from a single charge.

The new Combo-e Life is available in two sizes, a Medium and a longer XL variant, with Medium models available in five and seven seat configurations and XL vehicles offered exclusively with seven seats. The new Combo-e Life also supports up to 100kW rapid charging, with an 80 per cent charge taking just 30 minutes. The new model will be arriving in showrooms later this autumn.

Electric Performance
The new Combo-e Life features a 50kWh lithium-ion battery and a 100kW (134 bhp) electric motor capable of up to 192 lb ft of torque. The Combo-e Life can accelerate from 0-60mph in 11.2 seconds.

Drivers have access to a two-mode regenerative braking system, with ‘B’ mode increasing the regenerative braking for maximum energy recovery.

The 50kWh battery is made up of 216 cells and 18 modules and is packaged under the floor between the front and rear axles, resulting in no compromise in boot space or interior room compared to the petrol and diesel Combo Life variants.

Under WLTP testing, the Combo-e Life is capable of up to 174-miles from a single charge and supports a number of charging solutions. It can be fully charged via a three-pin domestic plug, a Wallbox charger or up to 100kW rapid charging via public charging stations. All Combo-e Life variants come standard with a single-phase 7.4kW on-board charger, with an optional three-phase 11kW charger also available. A full charge via 100kW rapid charging can be completed in just 30 minutes.

Two sizes
The new Combo-e Life is available in two sizes, Medium and XL variants. Medium variants measure 4.40 metres long and are available in five or seven-seat configurations. Larger XL variants measure 4.75 metres long and are exclusively offered with seven seats.

Medium variants with five seats feature up to 597 litres of boot space, extending up to 2,126 litres of space with the rear row folded. XL variants come with 850 litres of space, and up to 2,693 litres with the rear rows folded. In addition, the front passenger seat can be fully folded extending the length of the load area so that even large items, such as surfboards can be carried inside the Combo-e Life.

The new Combo-e Life is also rated to tow up to 750kg and comes with trailer stability technology that reduces vehicle speed when it detects the trailer swerving.

The second rows for both Medium and XL variants is available with either three individually folding seats or with a 60/40 split (a 35/30/35 split is also available as an option).

In both cases, each individual seat has its own ISOFIX child seat bracket, allowing owners to fit three child seats next to each other.

For improved natural light, the new Combo-e Life is available with an electronically controlled panoramic roof. The panoramic roof also adds an extra overhead storage compartment with an additional 36-litres of space and comes with LED roof lights.

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