The Movano-e, whose very first images and information were released early this month, is the first Opel battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in the large van segment. As a matter of fact, the new generation Movano will now include traditional diesel engines as well as zero-emissions battery-electric drive. The new Movano and Movano-e will both arrive at Opel dealerships later this year.
According to Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller, «the new Opel Movano-e completes our range of electric light commercial vehicles. Our customers from trade and commerce can therefore drive and transport emissions-free. We are convinced that the new generation Movano will win additional market share for the brand».
Opel Movano-e BEV, 122 hp power and 110 km/h maximum speed
Regarding the innovative Opel Movano-e, the electric propulsion system delivers 90 kW (122 hp) and 260 Nm of torque, with the maximum speed electronically controlled at 110 km/h. Depending on the model variant, customers can choose between 37 kWh and 70 kWh lithium ion batteries for ranges (depending on the driving profile and the prevailing conditions) of up to 117 or 224 kilometres respectively in the WLTP combined cycle.
The batteries are packaged under the loading space so that they do not compromise usage, which also benefits the cornering and wind stability even when fully loaded. A sophisticated regenerative braking system, which recovers the energy produced under braking or deceleration, further increases efficiency.
In addition to electric propulsion, the diesel powertrains of the new Movano have been significantly improved in terms of high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions.
Opel to soon electrify the whole LCV portfolio
The standard cab features a single row of three seats, while the second row of the optional crew cab offers seating for an additional four passengers. In order to meet special demands, the new Movano is additionally available as a chassis cab, a chassis crew cab and a floor cab with a single row of three seats.
For professional fleet management, the ‘Opel Connect’ telematics solution with ‘Free2Move Fleet Services’ can track the geographic location of the vehicle, optimise routes, monitor maintenance and fuel consumption and offer tips for more economical driving.
The brand’s entire LCV portfolio, including the Combo and the Vivaro models, will offer a battery-electric model variant by the end of 2021. Opel will offer an electrified version of all passenger car and LCV models by 2024.