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26 May 2021

New Movano and Movano-e Take Opel to Top of Large Van Class

New Movano and Movano-e Take Opel to Top of Large Van Class
  • Class-leading: Top marks for load-carrying capability and total cost of ownership
  • No compromises: New Movano’s usability fully retained by electrified version
  • From campers to tippers: New Movano is ideal basis for wide range of conversions
  • Extensive list: Assistance systems include Advanced Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control
  • All electric: New Movano-e completes electrification of Opel LCV portfolio


Rüsselsheim.  Opel today released the first information and images of the all-new
Movano-e, the first battery electric vehicle from the German brand in the large van market segment. The new generation Movano with diesel engines as well as electric drive is the most competitive offer Opel has yet made in this sector of the light commercial vehicle (LCV) market.

Providing class-leading figures for payload, cargo capacity and gross vehicle weights, combined with a wide range of body versions, lengths and heights, the new generation Movano will be available from the start of sales not only with modern, powerful and durable diesel engines, but also with zero-emissions battery-electric drive. The new Movano and Movano-e will both arrive at Opel dealerships later this year.

“The new Opel Movano-e completes our range of electric light commercial vehicles. Our customers from trade and commerce can therefore drive and transport emissions-free. We are convinced that the new generation Movano will win additional market share for the brand”, says Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller.

There is a new Opel Movano for every transportation task – from personnel and urban deliveries, to refrigerated goods and campers. The vehicle’s tough and robust character is reflected in the design, which at the same time visualises its dynamics and great efficiency. Importantly for professionals and fleet managers alike, the emission-free Movano-e demands no compromises and thus represents a real alternative to conventionally powered vehicles. The electric propulsion system of Opel’s new e-LCV delivers 90 kW (122 hp) and 260 Nm of torque, with the maximum speed electronically controlled at 110 km/h. Depending on the model variant, customers can choose between 37 kWh and 70 kWh lithium ion batteries for ranges (depending on the driving profile and the prevailing conditions) of up to 117 or 224 kilometres respectively in the WLTP combined cycle1.

The batteries are packaged under the loading space so that they do not compromise usage, which also benefits the cornering and wind stability even when fully loaded. A sophisticated regenerative braking system, which recovers the energy produced under braking or deceleration, further increases efficiency.

In addition to electric propulsion, the diesel powertrains of the new Movano match the best on the market for high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. The power output of the 2.2-litre engines – which all comply with the strict Euro 6d emissions standard – range from 88 kW (120 hp) to 121 kW (165 hp). The high low-end torque extends from 300 Newton metres at 1,500 rpm to 370 Nm at 1,750 rpm. Driving the front wheels, all the engines are paired with six-speed manual transmissions.

Based on the number one platform in the market segment, the new Movano offers excellent load-carrying capability and total cost of ownership as well as a wide range of bodies and cargo capacities.

Wide choice: Four lengths, three heights and 8.0 to 17 m3 of cargo volume

Panel van customers can choose from four lengths (L1-4) and three heights (H1-3), with maximum load capacity ranging from 8.0 to 17 cubic metres. The doors of the H3 variant are 2.03 metres tall – best in class. Together with the rear doors that open to 180 degrees (optionally extendable to 270 degrees), they make the Movano especially easy to load. The range of gross vehicle weights (GVW) is among the widest in this class, extending from 2.8 to 4.0 tons, while payloads reach a maximum of 2.1 tons. With sill heights as low as 494 millimetres, a width of 1422 mm between the wheel arches and 1870 mm between the panels, the load zone for Opel’s new large van represents the benchmark for its rivals.

The standard cab features a single row of three seats, while the second row of the optional crew cab offers seating for an additional four passengers. In order to meet special demands, the new Movano is additionally available as a chassis cab, a chassis crew cab and a floor cab with a single row of three seats. Opel’s new LCV is the ideal basis for a broad line-up of specialist conversions as well, such as tippers, drop-sides and campers.

Active safety: High-tech assistance systems for protection of all road users

State-of-the-art driver assistance systems provide protection not only for drivers, crew and passengers, but also other road users. The new Movano’s extensive list – much of which is standard equipment, depending on the trim level – includes Automatic Safety Brake, Blind Spot Warning, Hill Descent Control and Lane Departure Warning.

“OpelConnect”, the “myOpel” app and the “Free2Move Services” mobility brand offer special solutions for light commercial vehicles, including e-LCVs. The services are accessible via apps. The “Charge My Car” function from the “Free2Move Services” app enables access to charging points throughout Europe, including payment.

For professional fleet management, the “Opel Connect” telematics solution with “Free2Move Fleet Services” can track the geographic location of the vehicle, optimise routes, monitor maintenance and fuel consumption and offer tips for more economical driving.

The new Movano joins the Combo and the Vivaro as the newest member of Opel’s light commercial vehicle family. The brand’s entire LCV portfolio will offer a battery-electric model variant by the end of this year. Opel will offer an electrified version of all passenger car and LCV models by 2024.


[1] Range determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). The actual range can vary under everyday conditions and depends on various factors, in particular on personal driving style, route characteristics, outside temperature, use of heating and air conditioning and thermal preconditioning.


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Martin Golka
Director Product Communications
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Colin Yong
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Jan-Philipp Kreß
Assistant Manager International Product & Technology Communications
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