Opel and Vauxhall have unveiled a zero-emission variant of the Combo, which is dubbed the Combo-e.
The LCV (light commercial vehicle) uses a 136 PS (134 HP / 100 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque electric motor, which is powered by a 50 kWh battery that’s positioned under the floor between the axles.
In this configuration, the automaker claims that it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 11.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph). The Combo-e will offer an estimated* 275-km (171-mile) range on the WLTP cycle, while recharging at 100 kW to 80 percent will take around 30 minutes.
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Set to arrive at dealers across Europe this fall, the Combo-e will be offered in two lengths. The most affordable variant measures 4.4 meters (173+ in) long, with a 2,785 mm (109.6 in) wheelbase and a maximum load length of 3,090 mm (121.7 in). It has a load volume of 3.8 cu-m (134.2 cu-ft), a payload of up to 800 kg (1,764 lbs) and a maximum towing capacity of 750 kg (1,653 lbs). The other version measures 4.75 m (187 in) in length, has a 2,975 mm (117 in) long wheelbase, a 3,440 mm (135.4 in) load length and a 4.4 cu-m (155.4 cu-ft) load volume.
Crew variants of the longer model, with seating for up to 5, will join the lineup, and all of them feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, in addition to several key safety features, such as the driver drowsiness alert, forward collision alert with pedestrian protection and automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition. The reversing camera is an option, alongside other gizmos, such as the 8-inch touchscreen display, and customers can also get the Flank Guard system that uses sensors to aid maneuvering in tight spaces and the Overload Indicator that alerts drivers when the load is near the maximum payload capacity.