Vauxhall Vivaro-e Vans for Fruit & Vegetable Supplier Riverford
Leading British van maker Vauxhall will supply a fleet of its all-electric New Vivaro-e vans to Riverford, a Devon-based organic fruit and vegetable box supplier. Riverford aims to turn 100% of its national fleet electric by the end of 2025, with the arrival of 10 zero emissions Vivaro-e vans estimated to help save more than 68 tonnes of CO2 per year*. Already in operation, Riverford is using the vans to make deliveries in and around its first fully-electric hub in Bristol. Riverford chose the award-winning Vivaro-e thanks to its excellent range and payload capacity, making it an ideal vehicle for a sustainable enterprise like Riverford.
The 100% electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e was named the 2021 International Van of the Year and is available with 50kWh or 75kWh battery configurations. Capable of up to 205 miles from a single charge under WLTP testing, the Vivaro-e supports up to 100kW rapid charging with an 80% charge taking 30 minutes for 50kWh models and 45 minutes for 75kWh variants – making it ideal for delivery businesses like Riverford.
The Vivaro-e comes with a 6.6m3 maximum load volume and a best-in-class 1,226kg maximum payload capacity, and is capable of towing up to one tonne. With its zero emissions, the Vivaro-e is crucially exempt from current congestion and ultra-low emissions charges comes with a Benefit-in-Kind rate of 60 per cent of the standard van.