After successfully with electric battery light commercial vehicle (LCV), Opel Vivaro-e with panel van body (cargo) variants, combi (people carrier), to crew cab and floor cab, the German manufacturer continues to develop with new offerings. who joined his ranks.
The emission-free Opel Vivaro-e is now available with a specially designed flatbed pickup variant from German conversion specialist, Schoon Fahrzeug Systeme und Metalltechnik GmbH.
Based on the floor cab variant, this Opel Viavaro-e flatbed pickup variant offers a versatile platform that is manufactured with high quality. This pickup has overall dimensions with a length of 2,440 mm, a width of 1,830 mm, a height of 400 mm and a wheelbase of 3,270 mm.
The 400 mm high tailgate and aluminum sidewalls fold down for easy use and the sturdy steel frame with high torsional rigidity is covered by a 10 year anti-perforation warranty, thanks to hot-dip galvanization.
Loading and unloading is convenient, thanks to the vehicle’s low load height of only 860 mm. The floor of the platform is designed to be flat, without violating the wheel arches. Further access is also enhanced by an integrated step inside the tub. Rocker panels under the platform also complete the upscale look.
As a cargo vehicle, the storage of goods and other equipment is one of the priorities of a commercial car. Therefore, the surface of the Opel Vivaro-e flatbed pickup body is designed in a non-slip design with three washers on each side of the body that allow secure attachment of cargo even over the body divider.
If customers require special storage for equipment, they can also order a spacious toolbox from the Schoon accessory that attaches directly to the back of the cab. The box is 1,800 mm long, 630 mm wide and 530 mm high.
Opel, a subsidiary of Stellantis, also provides the Vivaro-e with a lithium-ion battery that is packaged in such a way that it does not require a trade-off in cargo capacity. With a battery capacity of 50 kWh, the Vivaro-e flatbed pickup offers a payload of up to 960 kg.
The electric battery transmits energy to the driving motor which is claimed to be able to produce power of 136 hp and peak torque of 260 Nm. With that said, this flatbed pickup variant makes up the Vivaro-e model lineup that offers electric transportation without compromising on standards as an LCV.
The Vivaro-e Flatbed pickup is also claimed to be able to accelerate to a maximum speed of up to 130 kph which is electronically controlled, enabling Autobahn speed while maintaining electric driving range. Depending on the model variant, the Vivaro-e can cover a distance of up to 328 km on a single charge of the 75 kWh battery (WLTP).
Using a 100 kW DC public charging station, the electric pickup’s battery can be charged to 80 percent in about 45 minutes. In addition, Opel also offers a built-in charger which ensures that the charging time will be as fast as possible and the battery can be covered by an eight year/160,000 km warranty so that it has a long life.
However, Opel also continues to prioritize driver comfort while maintaining an ergonomic and modern cabin space that is the same as other models.
Comfort includes a quiet cabin, heated seats to entertainment features in the form of a 7-inch touchscreen head unit that can be accessed as navigation, a reverse camera screen to connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
With the arrival of this flatbed pickup model on the Vivaro-e, Opel’s entire portfolio of light commercial vehicles is now fully electric, emission-free and available to order. Meanwhile the Vivaro-e Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is still continuing the brand’s electrification strategy.
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