Combo-e vs Vivaro-e? Choose the right e-van for your business

  • Vivaro-e VS Combo-e

Combo-e vs Vivaro-e? Choose the right e-van for your business

Once you have decided on making the transition towards electric vehicles, the next step is to pick an electric commercial van that is right for YOUR business. In this article, we lay out the differences between Opel’s Combo-e and Vivaro-e, to help simplify your decision-making process. Read on and unlock insights into which Opel van is a better fit for your business operations!

vivaro e loading capacity - Combo-e vs Vivaro-e? Choose the right e-van for your business

Opel Vivaro-e: Loading Capacity.

The Right Van Size for Your Cargo Needs

One of the first major considerations for your commercial van is the amount of cargo space required. The Combo-e boasts a spacious cargo compartment that keeps up with any of its diesel van counterparts. With a payload weight of up to 753 kg, the Combo-e is versatile enough for almost any use. Be it transporting food pans and beverage dispensers for catering businesses, or multiple ladders and fixtures for event set-up companies, the Combo-e does it all and more. However, some logistically intensive businesses like distributors, manufacturers, and delivery services, do benefit from more cargo space. For such logistical needs, the roomier Vivaro-e is a better fit that keeps up with every operational demand. Being able to transport payload weights of up to 1,000 kg, the Vivaro-e is the perfect companion for heavy-duty tasks that require the most capable of vans.

Have measurements already in mind? Compare each Opel van’s cargo space and see which best fits your needs in the following table:

Combo-e vs Vivaro-e Load Dimensions
Load VolumeCargo Space
Combo-e3.9 m32131 mm x 1236 mm x 1243 mm
Vivaro-e6.1 m32435 mm x 1258 mm x 1220 mm
vivaro e highway driving - Combo-e vs Vivaro-e? Choose the right e-van for your business

Opel Vivaro-e: Highway Driving.

An EV Range that Keeps Up with Your Operations

Despite our island’s small nature, it’s surprising how much businesses can travel in their day-to-day operations. Though this was a concern for EV capabilities in the past, it is no longer the case! Thanks to Opel’s expertise and investment in electrification, our electric vans house some of the best battery capabilities island-wide, making easy work of any long-distance travel. On a single charge, the Combo-e is able to travel up to 293 km, enough to travel from Tuas to CBD almost 9 times! If an even longer range is needed, the Vivaro-e is able to travel up to 330 km on a single charge. Crucially, it also takes just 30 minutes to charge up from 0–80% in both the Combo-e and Vivaro-e, with a 50 kW fast charger. Coupled with over 3,000 available public charging stations and many more being built by the day, charging your e-van has never been so easy.

Discover more about the charging infrastructures available to you when going electric!

Need a detailed battery comparison? Discover the electric differences between the Combo-e and Vivaro-e in the following table:

Combo-e vs Vivaro-e Battery Comparison
RangeEstimated Full Charge Cost0–80% DC Charging0–80% AC Charging
Combo-e293 km$21.5030 min5 Hours
Vivaro-e330 km$32.2530 min6.8 Hours


Costs may vary but are accurate as of June 2023.

combo e side loading doors - Combo-e vs Vivaro-e? Choose the right e-van for your business

Opel Combo-e: Side-Loading Doors.

The Right Price for Your e-Van Needs

With cargo space and battery capabilities decided upon, your final consideration is cost. Priced to be Singapore’s most affordable electric van, the Combo-e retails for just $52,500 (without COE) as of writing. Choosing to upgrade to the Vivaro-e is also a savvy decision for many, as a mere $10,000 increase can widen the potential of your fleet for more demanding logistical needs. However, by far the biggest benefit of adopting electric vans for your business is the amount you save on the running costs of your electric van.

Whether you choose the Combo-e or Vivaro-e, you can save over $50,000 on fuel and maintenance costs*** in 8 years when compared to diesel vans. Coupled with rebates by the Singapore Government that currently subsidises $15,000 off your electric vehicle purchase, transiting towards an electric commercial fleet has never been so cost-efficient.

Ready to take the first step toward an e-van? Book your free test drive or send us an email of your fleet sales enquiry at

18 July 2023|Tags: , , |