Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 10.5 kWh
Opel Vivaro-e HYDROGEN produces the energy required for road driving with its 45 kW fuel cell, while the lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 10.5 kWh placed under the front seats provides additional power in driving conditions where power is required such as starting off or accelerating. In such cases, the fuel cell can operate under optimum operating conditions, as the battery meets the power requirement. While the battery offers regenerative braking, the charging solution also allows charging the battery, for example at a charging station. In addition, the battery offers an all-electric driving range of 50 km.
Light commercials will be electrified by the end of the year
The Vivaro-e HYDROGEN will be produced in Rüsselsheim by Opel Special Vehicles (OSV). The global “Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Competence Center” of parent company Stellantis is also within Opel. Vivaro-e HYDROGEN completes the Vivaro-e and Combo-e as the newest member of Opel’s all-electric LCV family. The next model to be added to the lineup, the new Movano-e, will also be available in 2021. In other words, the brand’s entire light commercial vehicle portfolio will be electrified by the end of this year. Opel will offer an electric version of all its passenger and light commercial models by 2024.