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Vauxhall to launch electric Vivaro van

Vauxhall has confirmed plans to start production of two new EVs in 2020, including an electric version of its Vivaro van, as it accelerates its electrification plans.

Production of the electric Vivaro van will begin in 2020

The carmaker announced a year ago that it will debut a next-generation electric Corsa and a plug-in hybrid version of its Grandland X crossover by 2020 under post-takeover plans to bring the company back into profit, and it’s already given a hint of the type of electric set-up for the Corsa with its recent GT X Experimental concept.

Now, it’s revealed plans to launch electric versions of the next-gen Mokka X and Vivaro van in 2020 although no further details have yet been released.

The carmaker said that new electric models mark an “unprecedented leap in technology not seen since Vauxhall produced the world’s first sports car”. Only in its first seven years of car production – between 1903 and 1910 – did Vauxhall advance technologically at the same rate that it anticipates it will between now and 2025, thanks to electrification.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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