Vauxhall Will Be All-Electric By 2028

Wed 14th Jul 2021

Hot on the heels of securing the future of the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, Vauxhall have now mapped out their road to carbon zero by announcing that their range of cars will be fully electric by 2028.

Vauxhall announced the news on Stellantis EV Day, an online event, at which the company showcased a vibrant looking all-electric car, a modern day version of the Opel Manta, originally launched as a concept, it is now expected to go to market as an electric vehicle by 2025.

The company’s ambitions in the electric vehicle field are already well underway, they claim that they are already the UK’s number one electric van manufacturer and with the Corsa-e they have the best selling electric supermini on the market. Vauxhall’s other EVs include the Mokka-e, Grandland PHEV, Combo-e, Combo-e Life, Vivaro-e, Vivaro-e Life and Movano-e.

Speaking about Vauxhall’s switch to electric within the next ten years, the company’s Managing Director, Paul Wilcox said: “As of 2028, Vauxhall will only offer fully electric cars and vans in the UK.  The future of the automotive industry is electric – and Vauxhall will lead that in this country. We are on a journey to reinvent Vauxhall and heading towards a net zero CO2 future – CO2 is the new currency in our industry.”

News of electric futures will be music to the ears of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. His government helped secure the future of the Vauxhall plant, which will produce electric vans in the short-term.

“It's a huge vote of confidence in our economy, in the people of Ellesmere Port and in our fantastic post-Brexit trading relationships,” said Johnson.

“And it's a great example of the kind of high-skilled, well-paid jobs that we're securing as part of our green, industrial revolution.

“The Stellantis plant marks the new age of cheap and efficient mass-produced electric vehicles.

“And I could not be more proud of the fact that, in just a couple of years from now, your packages will be gliding silently to your door in an electric van marked 'Made in Great Britain'.”