Vauxhall Movano Electric (2021 – 2024) Review

Vauxhall Movano Electric (2021 – 2024) At A Glance


+Spacious, huge load bay, array of body styles

-Bad: Expensive, limited range, dated in areas

Large electric vans are a relatively small segment of the van market thanks to their often-limited payload, which is at odds with their bulky bodywork. But they still have their place if a limited range and payload aren’t an issue. The Vauxhall Movano Electric was a relative latecomer to the plug-in large van market – but how does it measure up? Read our full Vauxhall Movano Electric review to find out.  

When Vauxhall severed joint venture ties with Renault-Nissan and became part of the Stellantis Group, its entire van range was replaced by rebadged versions of Peugeot and Citroen models. Among them, the Movano was perhaps the most awkward fit, with the previous generation being much more adaptable and appealing to converters.

The basic van shares its bodywork and engines with the Peugeot Boxer, Citroen Relay and Fiat Ducato, so it stands to reason that its battery and electric motor are also shared on the plug-in model.

The Vauxhall's Movano Electric debuted in 2021 as the Movano-e but was renamed Vauxhall Movano Electric after just six months on sale. At launch, it had a 70kWh battery but from late 2022 that was increased to a 75kWh unit – early models have a range of 139 miles, while later models push that up to 154 miles on the WLTP test cycle.

There are multiple body styles available – three lengths and a choice of cab with a single roof height – and just the one trim level known as ‘Prime’, but it’s well-equipped with electronic climate control, cruise control and a touchscreen as standard. Safety features include forward collision alert, blind spot warning, brake assist and lane departure warning.

Apart from the badging and the charging flap, there are no other clues that it’s an electric version of the Movano which, badges aside, looks identical to the Citroen Relay, Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato.

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