Sunday, February 28

Opel electrifies its family minivan expected for fall

The Opel Combo-e Life intended for individuals in turn receives an electric motor – after the utility several weeks ago – for an arrival at dealerships in the fall of 2021.

The Combo Life minivan is making a big shift towards electric. After the utility variant a few weeks ago, it’s the turn of the declination intended for individuals to taste this new engine. The Combo-e Life, of its name, will be launched in two lengths: the classic 4.4 meters or the XL 4.75 meters (5 or 7 places for both).

Under the hood, the automobile has a 100 kW (136 hp) engine for a torque of 260 Nm. This will allow it to cut down from 0 to 100 km / h in the space of 11.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 km / h (electronically limited). These are relatively average performances here which do not make her a racehorse.

A very modest autonomy

In terms of range, the Opel Combo-e Life relies on a small 50 kWh battery giving it a range of 230 kilometers, according to the WLTP approval cycle. Again, it does not reach the peaks. The vehicle therefore seems to be intended for urban use in view of the figures communicated.

Several charging options will be available: fast charging up to 100 kW in direct current to regain 80% of energy in 30 minutes is good news for saving time at the terminals. Depending on the country, the Combo-e Life will also be entitled to an 11 kW three-phase on-board charger or a 7.4 kW single-phase on-board charger.

Available this fall

The trunk volume varies according to the length of the vehicle: 597 liters or 850 liters. Figures that rise to 2,126 and 2,693 liters when the rear seats are folded down. Note also the presence of automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, a vigilance detector or a 180 ° reversing camera. The panoramic roof is available as an option.

Opel’s press release tells us that the Combo-e Life will hit dealerships in fall 2021.

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