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Vauxhall’s EV price-matching offer spreads to vans

Published: 17 June 2024

► Vauxhall Combo Electric price matched with diesel
► Same deposit, monthly cost and contract length
► Vauxhall also offering 50,000 Tesco Clubcard points

The point where electric vehicles reach the same purchase cost as their petrol and diesel counterparts has come a big step closer as Vauxhall has effectively price matched its Combo Electric small van.

The brand has announced some offers that mean you will pay the same amount for the EV version as you would for the diesel equivalent.

Vauxhall has already been price matching some of its petrol passenger cars with their electric equivalents, but this is the first time that it has been done for a commercial vehicle. This should represent a big boost for smaller businesses and sole traders that are put off the idea of buying an electric van because of the initial purchase cost.

It’s worth noting that, as with the passenger cars, the matching is based on a monthly cost rather than an outright cash purchase. Vauxhall gives two examples, based on the two trims in the Combo range, Prime and Pro.

The Prime is available for £329 a month with a £1,974 deposit, while the Pro is £365 a month with £2,190 up front. Both are with a 6,000-mile annual limit over a 60-month term.

Vauxhall reckons that the Combo Electric will then be able to save buyers £91 a month, with the £0 rating VED resulting in a £26 saving. The remaining cost saving is courtesy of fuel savings, assuming you make the most of those 500 miles a month.

The offer is not yet available on any of Vauxhall’s bigger vans, but is something it has provided on the likes of the Corsa, Astra and Mokka Electric. However, those are comparing a five-year term for the electric and a four-year term for the petrol vehicles.

Vauxhall is also throwing in another slightly left-field offer – 50,000 Tesco Clubcard Points when you buy one of its cars through an official retailer. This equates to £500 of credit to use at Tesco.

Both offers are available now.

By Tom Webster

Vans editor across CAR and our sister brand