Opel throws the switch: All-electric Zafira-e Life on sale in Germany from €45,825 with environmental bonus
The market for multi-seat passenger cars just got a powerful jolt of electricity! Opel has opened the order books for the new Zafira-e Life – the all-electric, flagship variant of the Zafira Life “lounge on wheels”, the epitome of comfort and flexibility combined with responsibility. Featuring all the benefits of its combustion-engine siblings plus the additional advantages of emissions-free, silent travel the Zafira-e Life is available in Germany at a list price of only €53,800 (RRP including VAT, Zafira-e Life M Selection). This sum is reduced to €45,825 thanks to the environmental bonus in Germany. On offer in three lengths (Small, Medium, Large) with up to nine seats, most versions of the fun-to-drive Zafira-e Life are also 1.90 metres high and can therefore access typical basement parking. The ability to go “underground” together with the unique option of a trailer hitch – that enables the towing of trailers with a maximum capacity of 1,000kg – makes the Zafira-e Life an extremely attractive proposition for environmentally conscious yet demanding hotels, shuttle services and private users who accept no compromises on usability.
Buyers of the Zafira-e Life also benefit from the German government’s financial support for innovative technologies following the corona pandemic. All versions of the Zafira-e Life (S, M, L) in every equipment line (in Germany: Selection, Edition, Elegance, Tourer) will receive the environmental bonus of €7,500 for electric vehicles with a net list price of more than €40,000, until December 31, 2020. With the VAT effect in Germany, thes €7,975 (€5,000 from the state plus €2,500 and €475 VAT from the manufacturer). The Zafira-e Life M Selection is therefore available from only €45,825 including VAT.
With 100kW of power (136hp) and 260Nm of maximum torque from the electric propulsion system, the Zafira‑e Life offers higher performance than most electric multi-purpose vehicles (MPV). The electronically controlled maximum speed of 130 km/h enables autobahn cruising while also preserving the electric range.
Customers can choose between two sizes of state-of-the-art lithium ion battery, depending on their needs: with 75kWh2 and a class-leading range of up to 330 kilometres (ideal for large-family vacations) or with 50kWh and a range of up to 230km, both in the WLTP1 cycle.
The batteries consist of 18 and 27 modules respectively. Packaged under the load compartment where it makes no compromises on luggage volume, the battery lowers the centre of gravity, which further benefits cornering and wind stability.
A sophisticated regenerative braking system, which recovers the energy produced under braking or deceleration, further increases efficiency.
“OpelConnect” e-services, numerous charging options: e-mobility made easy
Charging the Zafira-e Life is as easy as using it. Via wall box, fast charging or even a cable for charging from a domestic plug socket if necessary, every Zafira-e Life is ready for a variety of charging options. The offer of cables and wall boxes varies according to the energy infrastructure of each market, ensuring that Zafira-e Life customers can find and make use of a charging station almost anywhere.
Using 100kW of direct current (DC), it takes around only 30 minutes for the 50kWh battery to reach 80 per cent state-of-charge (about 45 minutes for the 75kWh battery). Opel offers on-board chargers that ensure time spent plugged-in is as short as possible and that the battery (covered by an eight-year/160,000km guarantee) has a long life. Depending on the market and infrastructure, the Zafira-e Life features either a three-phase 11kW or a single-phase 7.4kW on-board charger as standard.
In order to make usage even more practical, “OpelConnect”, the “myOpel” app” and “Free2Move Services” – the mobility brand of Groupe PSA – offer special solutions for all Opel electric vehicles, including the Zafira-e Life. The services are accessible via apps.
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