Vauxhall Vivaro Electric (2019 – 2024) Review

Vauxhall Vivaro Electric (2019 – 2024) At A Glance


+Decent range, wide dealer network, competitive pricing

-Limited payload

The British-built Vauxhall Vivaro Electric is the UK’s best-selling mid-size electric van, its combination of good value for money, a respectable range and a wide dealer network making it an especially popular choice among van users making the switch to electric power. But is it the best choice for those looking for zero-emission deliveries? Read our Vauxhall Vivaro Electric review to find out.

The Vauxhall Vivaro Electric was one of the first commercially sold mid-size electric vans and remains the go-to choice for those looking to go electric.

Over 4,000 Vivaro Electrics were sold in both 2022 and 2023, with Vauxhall currently holding an impressive 29% of the UK electric van market across its three electric models – the Combo Electric, Vivaro Electric and Movano Electric.

An upgraded Vivaro Electric is imminent, but for now there’s a choice of two battery sizes, 50kWh and 75kWh, giving a WLTP-measured driving range of 143 or 205 miles respectively. There are other vans such as the Volkswagen ID.Buzz Cargo that now offer a larger range, but the Vivaro’s capacity is enough for most users.

It doesn’t compromise on load space over the standard diesel Vauxhall Vivaro either, as the batteries are neatly installed under the floor and the electric motor is under the bonnet, where the engine would be on a diesel model.

Total power output is 134bhp, with a top speed of 84mph. There are three trim levels: Prime, Pro and GS. The base model is aimed at fleet users and comes with steel wheels, and black plastic bumpers, but is still neatly equipped with cruise control, heated wing mirrors, rear parking sensors and a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The Pro gets body-coloured bumpers and a reversing camera, along with sat nav and automatic wipers, while the GS adds alloy wheels and a body kit, along with keyless entry and climate control.

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