The Vauxhall Movano Electric Panel Van: The Complete Guide For The UK

Vauxhall Movano Electric
Price: £63,373
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: Panel Van
Battery size: 75 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 139 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

Overview


Vauxhall Motors is part of the Netherlands based Stellantis N.V., which was formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Italian/ American) and Groupe PSA (French). You may not be familiar with these names, but the automotive brands in the portfolio would be well known to most consumers. These include: Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Jeep, FIAT, Alfa Romeo etc. Apart from electric cars, Vauxhall also manufacturers and sells electric vans. These include:



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Vauxhall Movano Electric Panel Van


The Movano Electric panel van is available in one EV battery size: 75 kWh. The manufacturer claims a zero-tailpipe emission electric range up to 139 miles (WLTP) on a full charge. Of course, the real-world electric range will be lower, impacted by a number of factors, to include: payload, driving profile, speed, weather conditions, temperature, onboard services used etc. Expect a real-world e-range closer to 120 miles.

The manufacturer offers DC charging up to 50 kW. A bit disappointing given the size of the onboard EV battery. At least a capability up to 100 kW DC would have been more appropriate. In any case, at 50 kW DC, the pure electric van can can be charged up to 80% in 60 minutes. In general, we at e-zoomed recommend never letting the EV battery charge fall below 10%. So best to plan the journey, such that there is always a sufficient minimum charge in the battery.

For those new to electric driving, you will note that manufacturers display DC charging times up to 80% charge. The reason for this is because the remaining 20% charge takes much longer, as part of the battery management system to protect the EV battery.

Vauxhall offers three-phase AC (22 kW) onboard charging compatibility as standard. This is indeed good, as most commercial premises in the UK have three-phase power supply. At 22 kW AC, the 75 kWh EV battery can be fully charged in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

For those charging the electric van at home, in all probability, you will be charging at single-phase (7.4 kW), as most homes in the UK are powered by single-phase power supply. Charging at single-phase using a dedicate EV charger like easee, will take up to 12 hours to fully charge the EV battery. Though the e-van can be charged using a standard 3-PIN domestic plug, we at e-zoomed discourage using a domestic plug to charge an electric vehicle. It will take up to 30 hours and 30 minutes to charge the EV.

We at e-zoomed encourage a ‘topping up’ approach to charging an electric vehicle (EV). This is beneficial for the long-term maintenance of the onboard EV battery and of course, EV charging times are shorter. Vauxhall offers a 8 years or 100,000 miles warranty for the EV battery. Most EV manufacturers offer a similar warranty.

The e-van is available in two lengths: L3 (5998 mm) and L4 (6363 mm) and only one height (2522 mm). The electric van offers up to 15 m3 cargo volume, with a payload up to 710 kg. The EV offers 3 seats. Options include: Drive Assist – automatic emergency city braking/lane keep assist/high beam assist/traffic sign recognition, city pack – side blind spot alert/rear cross traffic alert/ rear parking distance sensors/rear-view camera and more.

In terms of performance, the Movano Electric panel van delivers a maximum power of 120 ps and 350 Nm torque. The top speed is 75 mph. The electric van also incorporates regenerative braking to improve the efficiency of the EV and increase the electric range.

The Movano-e is eligible for the UK government plug-in van grant for the ‘large vans’ category. These vehicles are between 2,500kg and 4,250kg gross vehicle weight, have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all. The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £5,000.

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PROS CONS
Practical electric range DC charging limited to 50 kW
22 kW AC (three-phase) onboard charger as standard Available in only one height
Available in two lengths Not compatible for towing

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The All-Electric Movano-e Panel Van (credit: Vauxhall)


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body Type:Panel Van
Plug-In Van Grant (PiVG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (2 Options)
L3 H2 Prime Panel Van (from £63,373)
L4 H2 Prime Panel Van (from £64,273)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery sizes: 75 kWh
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 60 mins). Onboard charger 22 kW AC (0%-100%: 3 hrs 30 mins)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type: Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions (L3H2/L4H2)
Height (mm):2522
Width (mm):2690
Length (mm):5998 – 6363
Wheelbase (mm):4035
Turning Radius (m):N/A
Cargo Volume (m3):13 – 15
Payload (kg):665 – 710

Movano Electric
EV Battery Capacity:75 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):139 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):N/A
Charging: 50 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 60 mins). Onboard charger 22 kW AC (0%-100%: 3 hrs 30 mins)
Top Speed:75 mph
0-62 mph:N/A
Drive: Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Max Power (PS):120
Torque (Nm): 350
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:3
Towing Capacity/ Braked (kg):N/A
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg):3,500
Colours:14
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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