Stellantis continues to grow its range of electrified commercial vehicles, taking advantage of its economies of scale and versatile eK0 platform. The latest model to arrive is the Opel Vivaro-e platform truck, the base from which various transformations can be made.
The manufacturer states that autonomy is the same as in the van version and that it has the same advantages, such as no restrictions on its volumetric capacity or a completely flat load floor and 860 mm from the ground. Opel takes advantage of the German conversion specialist Schoon Fahrzeug Systeme und Metalltechnik GmbH.
As in the Van version and derivatives, the engine is the same, capable of delivering 100 kW/136 hp and a maximum torque of 260 Nm. The autonomy reaches 328 kilometers in the case of using the 75 kWh batteries and the maximum speed is limited to 130 km / h – plenty for an N1 vehicle. You can also opt for 50 kWh batteries for applications where long autonomy is not required.
It also has the same recharging system, being able to recover energy up to a rate of 100 kW, by which the 75 kWh batteries reach 80% of their capacity in less than 45 minutes. The guarantee is the same, eight years or up to 160,000 kilometers. They can recharge both in alternating current -up to 11 kW- and in direct current.
The dimensions of the Vivaro-e platform truck are generous in terms of cargo space. With a wheelbase of 3.27 meters, the platform measures 2.44 meters long, 1.83 meters wide, and 0.4 meters high -until flush with the walls-. Both the gate and the sides can be folded down at will to transport larger loads or to proceed with loading and unloading.
The chassis is not completely exposed, it is partially faired. Schoon offers two extra storage solutions for tools, up to 2.4 meters long in the rear or a front box that goes just behind the cab, with dimensions of 1.8×0.63×0.53 meters long. width and height, respectively.
In Germany, it starts at 44,613 euros without VAT, plus the conversion, 6,890 euros also without VAT.