Opel has offered the brand new Movano, which can even be out there as an all-electric model ranging from the launch. The brand new technology of the massive van is meant to realize prime values in loading capacities and working prices – however many key knowledge are already identified from the sister fashions.
For instance, the load quantity of 8 to 17 cubic metres (relying on the physique variant) specified by Opel corresponds precisely to the values of the Peugeot e-Boxer. The similarity can be evident within the drive: the electrical motor on the entrance axle has a most output of 90 kW and gives a torque of as much as 260 Nm.
The 2 battery choices additionally correspond to the French mannequin pair (plus the Citroën ë-Jumper): the smaller battery involves 37 kWh, the bigger to 70 kWh. What’s attention-grabbing, nonetheless, is the data on the vary: whereas within the bulletins on the 2 French fashions from 2020, in line with the preliminary values, it was nonetheless stated that the small battery pack gives for round 200 kilometres and the massive storage for as much as 340 kilometres in line with WLTP. Opel now assumes considerably decrease, however most likely extra life like figures: The Movano-e with 37 kWh is given 117 kilometres, with 70 kWh it’s 224 kilometres in line with WLTP.
One other attention-grabbing distinction is that, whereas Opel states the highest pace within the announcement as 110 km/h with out restrictions, for the e-Boxer this worth solely applies to the smaller fashions: the four-tonne variant reaches a most pace of 90 km/h. And whereas Opel means that clients can mix battery choices with completely different physique types (quote ” relying on mannequin variant and buyer desire, a lithium-ion battery with 37 or 70 kWh capability”), within the e-Boxer the battery is tied to the physique size: L1 and L2 lengths have the small storage, L3 and L4 include the massive battery.
It’s clear, nonetheless, that the batteries won’t have an effect on the cargo area, as they’re put in within the car flooring between the axles. “Attributable to their location low within the car, additionally they decrease the centre of gravity – that is notably noticeable in curves and in crosswinds,” guarantees Opel.
For the panel van, clients are to have the ability to select between the aforementioned 4 lengths and three heights, ensuing within the big selection of eight to 17 cubic metres of load quantity. Within the H3 peak, the doorways are 2.03 metres excessive, which Opel says is a best-in-class worth. Relying on the variant, the loading sill is lower than 50 centimetres excessive, the loading width is 1.42 metres between the wheel arches and 1.87 metres between the aspect partitions. The permissible gross weight is between 2.8 and 4.0 tonnes, the utmost payload is 2.1 tonnes.
The Movano-e comes from the manufacturing unit with a regular cabin that seats two passengers along with the driving force. A double cab is accessible as an possibility, providing 4 further seats within the second row. Along with the panel van, there can even be a flat-floor chassis with varied cab configurations for conversions comparable to tippers, platform vans or campers. Whereby the WLTP ranges make use as a business car at development websites or in supply companies appear extra life like than a vacation cellular.
“With the brand new Movano-e, we’re finishing our vary of electrical business autos,” says Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller. “Which means our clients from the retail and commerce sectors will be on the highway with zero emissions. We’re satisfied that we are going to achieve additional market share for Opel with the brand new Movano technology.”
Opel has not but introduced costs and the precise date of the market launch.
With reporting by Sebastian Schaal, Germany.
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