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Vauxhall Combo-e Life

All-electric seven-seater Vauxhall Combo-e Life

The new all-electric Vauxhall Combo-e Life ‘family lifestyle vehicle’, with five or seven seats, a driving range of up to 174 miles, costs from £31,610 after the Plug-in Car Grant of £2,500. It’s available to order now, with first deliveries due in October 2021.

Based on the Combo Life, the Combo-e Life features a 50kWh lithium-ion battery and a 100kW (136PS) electric motor producing 260Nm of torque and is capable of up to 174 miles from a single charge (WLTP). Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge takes just 30 minutes in the new Combo-e Life.

All Combo-e Life variants come as standard with a single-phase 7.4kW on-board charger, with an optional three-phase 11kW charger also available.

With its zero emissions, the Combo-e Life is exempt from current congestion and ultra-low emissions charges, and comes with a Benefit-in-Kind rate of one per cent and no Vehicle Excise Duty. In addition, all fully electric Vauxhalls purchased will be automatically registered for eight years’ battery warranty, eight years’ roadside assistance and six months bp pulse subscription.

The new Combo-e Life is available in SE trim, and in two sizes; a Medium (4.40 metres long) and a longer XL variant. Medium models can be specified in either five or seven-seat configurations, while XL vehicles (4.75 metres long) have seven seats as standard.

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, while XL variants come with 850 litres of space, and up to 2,693 litres with the rear rows folded.

The second row features a 60/40 split-folding seats, while the front passenger seat can be fully folded extending the length of the load area so that even large items, such as flat-pack furniture or ladders, can be carried inside the Combo-e Life.

For improved versatility, 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.