Vauxhall/Opel Commit to BEV Line-Up by 2024

The Vauxhall/Opel brands have committed to offering a BEV version of the entire range on sale by 2024 on the path to an exclusively electric line-up by 2028.

To this end the brands have introducing GSe – a new top-of-the-range electrified performance sub-brand. The name will stand for Grand Sport Electric and offer driver-focused chassis set-ups that complement the higher performance of an electrified powertrain.

The current electric offering includes the Corsa Electric, Mokka Electric, Combo Life Electric and Vivaro Life Electric and will soon be joined Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric.  The Astra, Astra Sports Tourer and Grandland are available as Plug-in Hybrids. James Taylor, acting managing director, at Vauxhall, said: “GSe will offer sports handling and looks combined with the performance and responsibility of electrified powertrains. Sitting atop the newly simplified Vauxhall range, the GSe name is both a nod to GSi performance models from our heritage as well being a complement to the GS versions in our line-up today.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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