Opel Ireland has announced pricing and equipment specs for the new electric Combo-e van, which is now available to order.
The compact van gets the same 50kWh battery and 136hp front-wheel-drive electric motor as you’ll find in Opel’s Corsa-e hatchback and Mokka-e crossover. Prices start from €34,395 plus delivery, or €28,000 ex-VAT.
For that money you get a claimed 275km of range, and the battery can be rapid-charged at speeds of up to 100kW from a sufficiently fast public charger, enabling an 80 per cent top-up in just 30-minutes. The top speed is limited to 130km/h, and the 0-100km/h run takes 11.7secs.
The Combo-e has 3.3-cubic metres of cargo space, an 800kg payload, and a maximum towing weight of 750kg. For B2B customers, SEAI grants may be available to qualifying businesses. SEAI provides grant support towards purchasing N1 category electric vehicles for business and public entities. N1 category vehicles are typically small goods carrying vans with a technically permissible maximum mass not exceeding 3500kg. When purchased commercially, a maximum grant of €3,800 is available for the qualifying BEV N1 category.
James Brooks, Managing Director at Opel Ireland, said: “The all-electric Opel Combo-e Cargo continues the expansion of our zero-emission light commercial vehicle offer. The Vivaro-e, just crowned Irish Van of the Year 2022, is already Ireland’s best-selling electric van in an emerging market. Shortly, we will also launch the Movano-e, thus electrifying our entire LCV portfolio.”
The Combo-e will come in two trims — Edition and Sportive. The Edition trim retails from €34,395 plus delivery. It includes cruise control with speed limiter, electric parking brake, spare wheel, solid bulkhead, manual air conditioning, front passenger bench seat, folding passenger seat back table tray, DAB radio, touchscreen and 3.5” colour instrument display, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, a left-hand side sliding door and automatic headlamp control.
The Sportive trim, from €36,395 plus delivery or €29,627 ex-VAT, gains front fog lamps, rear parking distance sensors, body-coloured door handles, and body-coloured front and rear bumpers.
Fully-electric brand by 2028
This year, Opel says that it will have a fully-electric version of all of its commercial vehicles available. By 2024, its passenger car range will catch up, and by 2028, the company plans to sell only fully-electric vehicles in Europe.