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Vauxhall Combo Electric now costs less than the diesel model

The new Vauxhall Combo Electric Van is available for the same cost as the diesel Combo, and running costs of the electric model are lower than the diesel – making the electric model cheaper overall.

The Vauxhall Combo Electric is available on Business Contract Hire through Leasys, with an identical deposit, monthly payment and term to the diesel version. On Prime trim, the Combo Electric costs £329pm with a £1,974 deposit, while customers can upgrade to Pro trim for £365pm with a £2,190 deposit. The contract term is 60 months with a mileage allowance of 6,000 miles per year.

Van drivers can also save around £91 per month by switching to a Combo Electric, thanks to lower running costs – making going electric cheaper than running a diesel Combo. This includes fuel savings of £64 per month based on 500 miles per month (6,000 miles annually) and a saving of £26 per month thanks to the current exemption on VED for electric vehicles. Sole traders and small businesses in London can also take advantage of the ULEZ van scrappage scheme and access a £9,500 grant by replacing a non-compliant diesel van with a Combo Electric.

The Combo Electric comes with three years of roadside assistance and an eight-year battery warranty as standard.

The new offer follows the launch of Vauxhall’s latest media campaign, ‘Energising a Better Britain’, demonstrating its wide offering of electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs). With a fully electric version of every model in its LCV line-up, Vauxhall was the UK’s best-selling electric van manufacturer in 2023, 2022 and 2021.

Vauxhall, alongside its sister Stellantis brands, is also the only brand to manufacture vans in the UK, with the Combo Electric being produced at the Ellesmere Port plant, the UK’s first EV-only volume manufacturing facility. Vauxhall’s Luton plant will begin manufacturing electric vans from next year. 

James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “The removal of any additional upfront cost for van drivers looking to go electric is a significant step in our ambition to make electric mobility accessible to all. With identical monthly payments and lower running costs, it will allow Combo Electric customers to realise significant savings compared to the equivalent diesel version over the life of the vehicle. Manufactured at our Ellesmere Port plant, we are proud to offer businesses a British-built electric vehicle for such outstanding value.”

The new Combo Electric can travel up to 213 miles on a single charge of its 52kWh battery (WLTP) – 38 miles further than its predecessor. Powered by an electric motor developing 136PS and 270Nm of torque, the new Combo Electric can be recharged from 0-80% in 30 minutes at a 100kW public charging station. The Combo Electric has up to 4.4 cubic metres of storage space (the same as the diesel version), payload of up to 781kg, and 750kg towing capacity.

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