All Electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e Fleet For Riverfords
With an all-electric powertrain, an excellent range and a generous payload capacity, the award-winning Vauxhall Vivaro-e is the perfect choice for business fleets looking to reduce their impact on the environment. That’s why Vauxhall have supplied a fleet of the electric van to Riverford - a Devon-based organic fruit and vegetable box supplier.
The brand aim to have a 100% electric fleet by 2025, so the addition of ten zero emissions Vivaro-e vans is a great place to start. The new electric fleet is estimated to save more than 68 tonnes of CO2 per year*. Riverford’s eco-friendly efforts are helping to improve air pollution in and around Bristol – where their first fully-electric hub is based. Already in operation, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e fleet is proving to be a success. Plus, with the sustainable ethos at Riverford aligning with the spirit of the 100% electric Vauxhall van, its no wonder the brand chose the award-winning electric van from Vauxhall.
“We chose Bristol as the site of our first fully-electric delivery hub because of its green reputation and commitment to climate change. We know customers there will be thrilled that their veg boxes will now be delivered emission-free, and we’re looking forward to expanding our electric van fleet across the country. Electric vehicles are an absolute no-brainer for all delivery businesses, especially Riverford where we pride ourselves on being environmentally conscious.”
Jason Holt, Riverford’s Head of Logistics
“Riverford is another fantastic British business embracing electric vans and working towards a more sustainable future. With its 205-mile range and 6.6m3 maximum load volume, Vivaro-e is the ideal choice for fleets looking to reduce not only their environmental impact but also their operating costs, all without compromising capability. We are looking forward to working with Riverford, and are proud that they have chosen our award-winning Vivaro-e to be part of their fleet.”
Richard Hughes, Light Commercial Vehicle Director, Vauxhall
With awards such as the 2021 International Van of the Year, as well as other awards from DrivingElectric, What Van?, Parkers and What Car?, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e is a remarkable addition to any business. Plus, with batteries available in 50kWh or 75kWh configurations and an impressive range of 205 miles from a single charge under WLTP testing, there is a Vivaro-e for everyone. You’ll also benefit from quick and simple charging thanks to a rapid charge reaching 80% battery capacity in just 30 minutes for 50kWh models, or an extra 15 minutes for the larger 75kWh battery models. This quick charging and generous range make the Vivaro-e perfect for businesses like Riverford, which rely on making efficient and sustainable deliveries.
The Vivaro-e also boasts a 6.6m3 maximum load volume and a best-in-class 1,226kg maximum payload capacity. It is also capable of towing up to one tonne. Another advantage is the exemption from congestion charges thanks to its zero-emission drivetrain. Plus, ultra-low emissions charges come with a Benefit-in-Kind rate of 60 per cent of the standard van.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Vivaro-e also comes with an eight-year/100,000 mile warranty on the 50kWh and 75kWh battery units, giving drivers and fleet operators extra piece of mind.
Contact your local Caffyns Vauxhall today to find out how the Vivaro-e could benefit your fleet and make a great addition to your business.