Opel Vivaro-e now available as flatbed truck variant
The battery-electric Opel Vivaro-e is now also available as a flatbed truck with folding side and rear walls. The flatbed version of the Vivaro-e equipped with the 50 kWh or 75 kWh battery is built by the certified Opel partner Schoon Fahrzeugsysteme & Metalltechnik.
The medium-high platform version is based on the so-called platform chassis, which is also part of the Vivaro-e model range as a basis for its own superstructures – in addition to the Cargo, Combi and crew cab. The drive remains the same: the power is 100 kW, and according to Opel, up to 328 kilometres according to WLTP are possible with the large battery. The payload (with the small battery) is up to 960 kilograms.
The wheelbase of the platform truck is 3.27 metres. Behind the cabin with one row of seats is the mid-high platform with box dimensions of 2.44 x 1.83 x 0.40 metres. The aluminium drop sides at the sides and rear can be folded down for easier loading, and the cargo area is 86 centimetres above the ground. Since the loading area is above the wheel arches, it is completely flat and thus usable across the entire width.
A folding step on the inside of the rear drop side (on the passenger side) provides safe access to the cargo bed. This sits on a robust and hot-dip galvanised steel frame; Opel offers a ten-year guarantee against rust-through.
To secure the load, three lashing eyes are embedded in the outer frame on each side. In addition, the loading area has an anti-slip surface. In addition, there is a 2.40-metre-long and 1.13-metre-wide rear compartment under the loading area in which tools and other utensils can be stowed. Optionally, Schoon offers a tool box (1.80 x 0.63 x 0.53 metres) as an accessory, which is anchored on the loading area directly behind the vehicle cabin.
According to Opel, the basic variant of the platform body is available from 6,890 euros net in the 2-bill shop.