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Opel presents an unprecedented format for the electric Vivaro-e

Until now, the Opel Vivaro-e, like most electric vans on the market, was known with a traditional format bodywork and with passenger variants (Combi) and a van with a closed cargo box (Cargo), as well as a twin of passengers, the Zafira-e Life. Now Opel is expanding the range of its electric van with an unprecedented format to date, the Vivaro-e open box.

Opel’s new commercial vehicle is now presented with a body of single cab and open beda conversion that would not have been possible without the specialist company Schoon Fahrzeug Systeme und Metalltechnik GmbH, a native of Germany, how could it be otherwise.

It is built on the low-cab Opel Vivaro-e with a single row of seats. The van has a wheelbase of 3.27 meters, while the loading platform has dimensions of 2.44 x 1.83 x 0.40 meters (length x WIDTH X HEIGHT). Both the tailgate and the side walls (40 cm high) fold down to facilitate loading and unloading of various tools or materials. This is also helped by a relatively low loading height of just 86 centimeters from the ground.

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The loading platform measures 2.44 x 1.83 x 0.40 meters. Optionally you can equip a toolbox.

To make it easier for the operator to access the box, the van has an integrated step inside the tailgate. The floor of the platform is completely flat, without wheel arches, it is made in one piece without welding and is covered with a non-slip surface. For its part, the steel frame has a 10-year anti-perforation guarantee.

Customers needing purpose-built storage for tools have the option of ordering a Toolbox which is fixed to the surface of the cargo box, behind the cabin, and has dimensions of 1.80 x 0.63 x 0.53 metres. Logically, it reduces cargo space from the cargo drawer but, in return, it allows you to store certain work tools more safely. With the 50 kWh battery, this variant of the Vivaro-e offers a payload of up to 960 kilos.

It can be ordered with the 50 kWh battery or with the 75 kWh battery. In the latter case, the Vivaro-e homologates 328 kilometers of autonomy with a full charge, according to the WLTP cycle. Logically, in real use conditions, autonomy will depend on the type of use, the load it carries, etc. The largest capacity battery can be charged to 80% in about 45 minutes using 100kW DC fast charging. The battery is guaranteed for eight years or 160,000 km.

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driving position

As can be seen, the propeller configuration is the one we already know from the rest of the Stellantis electric vans. As for the engine, there are no surprises either: it has an electric machine with 136 hp of power and 260 Nm of torque. It has various driving modes and the top speed is electronically limited to 130 km/h.

In addition to the Opel Vivaro-e, the German brand also offers the Combo-e compact van, the Movano-e large van and the peculiar Opel Vivaro-e HYDROGEN, which combines the battery and the fuel cell.

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