2022 Vauxhall Combo Life and Vivaro Life MPVs now pure-electric

As part of Vauxhall’s switch to electric powertrains, the brand’s Combo Life and Vivaro Life models are now only available as EVs

2022 Vauxhall Combo-e
  • Combo Life and Vivaro Life now electric only
  • 100kW rapid charging standard on both models
  • On sale now starting from £29,610

Vauxhall has revamped its MPV line-up for 2022, with the announcement that both the Combo Life and Vivaro Life MPVs will be available exclusively as electric vehicles. The switch is part of the brand’s plan to offer eight electrified models in the next two years, including plug-in and full-EV versions of the new Astra. 

As part of the announcement, the brand also revealed revised pricing for its revised MPV range. Prices for the regular Combo-e Life start from £29,610 after the government’s plug-in car grant deduction, while the seven-seat model costs £30,110, a reduction of £1,000 on both models. Above this, the extended-wheelbase XL model starts from £30,120, a price drop of £2,000. 

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Vauxhall has also applied similar cost savings to the larger Vivaro-e Life as well, which now starts at £30,295 compared with £30,495 previously. The long-wheelbase model now starts from £30,495, as opposed to £32,495. 

The new pricing is effective from today, and Vauxhall has confirmed that it will apply the lower prices to vehicles already ordered, with the exception of those purchased through special offers. 

The Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life share the same 134bhp electric motor and 50kWh battery. In the smaller Combo-e Life, this powertrain provides a range of up to 174 miles, while the larger Vivaro-e Life can officially manage up to 143 miles. Both models support 100kW rapid charging, with a 0-80% top-up taking around 30 minutes. When connected to a 7kW home wallbox, a full charge takes around 7.5 hours. 

Vauxhall Vivaro-e

The Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life sit alongside Vauxhall’s existing pure-electric offerings, the Corsa-e and Mokka-e. These will be joined later this year by plug-in hybrid versions of the new Astra hatchback and Sport Tourer estate, before a fully electric version arrives in 2023, furthering the brand’s plan to offer only electric models by 2028. 

What does it mean for car buyers?

It’s good news that Vauxhall has dropped the prices for its electric MPVs, with both models now better value for money than before while offering the same practicality and features as the discontinued diesel models. While some buyers will bemoan the loss of diesel power, it’s likely the Combo-e and Vivaro-e will cost far less to run in the long-term when compared to regular powered models, providing you have access to a chargepoint at home or work. 

Read our guide to the top 10 best MPVs you can buy today.

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