Vauxhall has revealed ambitious plans to introduce eight new electrified models by 2021 — with its entire portfolio to feature a form of battery assistance by 2024.
Set to go on sale at the end of this year is its first all-electric vehicle — the Corsa-e — which will be followed by a battery-powered Vivaro variant. A successor to the popular Mokka X is in the works too, which will be offered as an EV alongside internal combustion variants.
As for its hybrids, a plug-in Grandland X is due to hit showrooms before the turn of the year, with an electrified version of the Astra due in the future. Electric variants of the Combo, Combo Life and Vivaro Life are due in 2021.
Michael Lohscheller, Vauxhall/Opel chief executive, said: “We will electrify our entire product portfolio by 2024. Further models will follow very soon after we made the start with the Corsa-e and the Grandland X Hybrid4 this year”
“This product portfolio will put us in an excellent position to meet the ambitious future emission targets in Europe. Electro-mobility is an indispensable component in this. But our ultra-modern and efficient combustion engines and research into fuel cells at the Rüsselsheim-based Centre of Competence will also make an important contribution to making our company sustainable and future-proof.”