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Vauxhall has updated its electric lineup with the Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric models.

The Vauxhall Combo Life Electric is positioned as the ultimate family vehicle with two length options (L1 and L2) and room for ip to seven passengers. The Combo Life gets a redesigned front end incorporating new Vauxhall Vizor and LED headlights.

Inside, the fully digital cockpit gets an infotainment systems with 10-inch color touchscreens, wireless smartphone connection, and inductive charging. The Combo Life Electric offers a panoramic roof with electric sun protection, providing passengers with an enhanced travel experience.

One of the standout features is the increased range, reaching up to 205 miles (WLTP) on a single charge—approximately 18% more than the previous model. The range increase is achieved through advancements in the electric drivetrain and a more efficient heat pump for optimal battery conservation in low temperatures.

Power comes form an electric motor with 100kW (136PS) and 260Nm of torque. Top speed is limited to 84 mph. Drivers can choose between Eco, Normal, and Power driving modes, and the regenerative braking system, adjustable through paddle shifters, enhances energy efficiency. The Combo Life Electric can be rapidly charged to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes at a 100kW public charging station.

Vivaro Life Electric

For those seeking a comfortable and ultra-modern VIP shuttle, the Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric is the answer. Available in two lengths (4.98 meters and 5.33 meters), it accommodates up to nine people and boasts sensor-controlled electric sliding doors for easy access.

The Vivaro Life Electric, now equipped with a 75kWh battery, offers an extended range of up to 217 miles (WLTP), a significant improvement from its predecessor. The regenerative braking system and adjustable recuperation levels further enhance energy efficiency. The van can be charged to 80% capacity in approximately 38 minutes at a 100 kW DC rapid charging station.

Powered by a 100 kW/136PS electric motor, the Vivaro Life Electric accelerates briskly up to a top speed of 81 mph. Drivers can choose from three driving modes: Normal, Eco, and Power.

Enhanced safety

Both the Combo Life Electric and Vivaro Life Electric have made improvements to their safety, with up to 18 state-of-the-art assistance systems. Highlights include Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go function, a 180-degree rear-view camera, and the adaptive IntelliLux LED Matrix light system for optimal visibility.

The redesigned ergonomic cockpit in both models includes a fully digital 10-inch driver information display and infotainment systems based on the Snapdragon Cockpit platform, offering wireless connectivity, inductive charging, and natural voice recognition.

Full UK pricing, specifications, and customer ordering details are expected to be confirmed in early 2024, further exciting electric vehicle enthusiasts and those looking for modern, efficient, and spacious transportation solutions.

Vauxhall has upgraded the trim levels available on its van range with the addition of a new top-spec Griffin Edition.

The new Griffin trim level will be available on all models in the Vauxhall range but limited to specific versions of each.

The Vauxhall Combo Griffin Edition will get 16-inch alloy wheels, metallic paint and rear parking sensors, while on the inside there is an 8-inch touchscreen, cruise control, and Vauxhall’s FlexCargo folding bulkhead and passenger seat to improve the usability of the rear loadspace. Combo Griffin Edition will, however, only be available on the standard wheelbase L1H1 Combo van and with the 1.5-litre Turbo D diesel engine. Prices will start from £15,475 (ex VAT).

Vivaro versions of the Griffin Edition get a similar set of equipment. Vivaro Griffin Edition vans will be fitted with rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, high-beam assist as well as automatic windscreen wipers and body coloured bumpers. A 7-inch touchscreen is standard on the Vauxhall Vivaro Griffin Edition which also gets cruise control, and FlexCargo folding bulkhead. Like the Combo Griffin Edition, the Vivaro Griffin Edition will be limited to the L1H1 and L2H1 versions of the van and be available with the 120hp engine option. Prices for the Vivaro van start from £20,240.

And finally, the Movano Griffin Edition will be equipped with rear parking sensors, cruise control, automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlights as well as a digital radio with Bluetooth and a USB connection, comfort seats with lumbar support and an armrest. It too will be limited in body sizes with just the medium wheelbase L2H2 and long wheelbase L3H2 bodies available. Vauxhall Movano vans will start from £22,370.

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TKL Skip Hire has added three new Scania P 250 skiploaders to its fleet as it expands its growing waste, recycling and skip hire business in Yorkshire.

The new units have Hiab Multilift Futura FTR12 skiploaders, which will increase its collections by up to 30% as a result of the new additions.

Martin Lindskey, managing director said: “We’re in a really positive position to be investing in the business and increasing our capacity to meet growing demand. These state-of-the-art skiploaders are operated using remote control which is safer for the driver and makes it easier to drop and collect skips within tight spaces.

“We have several contracts with local authorities and house builders so it’s important that we have the right equipment and team in place to respond to the needs of our customers. This is the second time we have chosen to use Hiab equipment because of its quality and reliability.”

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