Vauxhall is charging forward with its electrification offensive saying they ‘will focus entirely on full battery electric vehicles from 2028’…
The news comes following a Stellantis EV Day event, in which the company, whose brands include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, and Vauxhall, presented their intentions to be the only fully electric brand in Europe by the end of 2028.
At the Stellantis EV Day, held online yesterday, it was announced that a new, exciting, all-electric car – a modern-day version of the Opel Manta – would also be introduced mid-decade following on from the positive public reception to the Manta GSe ElektroMOD restomod concept.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors, commented:
“As of 2028, Vauxhall will only offer fully electric cars and vans in the UK. The future of the automotive industry is electric – and Vauxhall will lead that in this country. We are on a journey to reinvent Vauxhall and heading towards a net-zero CO2 future – CO2 is the new currency in our industry.”
As it stands, Vauxhall offers nine electric or electrified cars and vans with the Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Grandland PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid), Combo-e, Combo-e Life, Vivaro-e, Vivaro-e Life, and Movano-e.
The Corsa-e has become the best-selling battery-electric supermini in the first six months of this year, which coupled with the introduction of the all-electric Movano-e LCVs, reaffirms the brand as the UK’s number one electric van manufacturer. Vauxhall will offer fully electric vans across its range by the end of 2021. Including the car range, the entire Vauxhall portfolio will offer electrified versions by 2024 and then move to fully electric in 2028.
This move to being all-electric follows the announcement earlier this week that the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire will become the first Stellantis plant to produce solely electric vehicles when the Combo-e LCV and passenger version (together with their partner vehicles) go into production at the historic site at the end of next year.
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