Like many other manufacturers, Vauxhall is looking to electrify its entire vehicle range by 2024 – giving British motorists 16 years to get in an electric vehicle before petrol and diesel cars are forced out of production by 2040.
2019 marks the start of this five-year process – with two models to be revealed this year alone to join two others that have already been confirmed.
We take a look at Vauxhall’s electrified vehicle plans for 2019…
This year will see Vauxhall take the covers off the next generation Corsa supermini – which continues to be one of the country’s favourites. But for the first time, the Corsa will come with an all-electric powertrain alongside the standard combustion engine options. With the iteration expected to be known as the eCorsa, Vauxhall will be opening the order books towards the tail-end of 2019.
Grandland X PHEV
As with the similarly sized PSA Group models – the Peugeot 3008 and Citroen C5 Aircross – the Grandland X will be getting a plug-in hybrid version at some point in 2020. Although the looks are unlikely to be altered too much compared to the current model, the Grandland X PHEV will be fitted with a 222bhp hybrid system that offers 30 miles of zero-emission driving – with a four-wheel drive version also likely.
It has already been confirmed this year that the Vivaro Life and commercial vehicle will both be fitted with an electric powertrain. The van will be available from 2020, while those wanting the practical all-electric Life model will have to wait until 2021 before ordering that model. Pricing for both versions is as yet unconfirmed.