Available to Order Now: New Opel Combo-e Life
Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Combo-e Life is available to order now. The battery-electric leisure activity vehicle (LAV) from the German carmaker is on sale now – for example, in Belgium at the attractive entry-level price of €36,000.
Highly versatile and practical, the Combo-e Life comes with either one or two sliding side doors and is available as a 4.4-metre-long standard or 4.75 m XL version, both with either five or seven seats. Depending on the driving profile and the prevailing conditions, the new Opel LAV can drive up to 280 kilometres on a single charge of its 50 kWh lithium-ion battery (WLTP)1. Owners can “refill” the battery to 80 per cent in around 30 minutes at DC public charging stations.
Thanks to 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm of torque from the electric propulsion system, the Combo-e Life is perfect also for the open road. Depending on the market and the model variant, the leisure activity vehicle accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in only 11.2 seconds, while the 130-km/h maximum speed (electronically limited) makes the LAV “autobahn-proof”. A sophisticated regenerative braking system with two user-selectable settings further increases efficiency.
The battery with 216 cells and 18 modules is packaged under the floor between the front and rear axles, so that it does not compromise usage of the passenger compartment.
The Combo-e Life is ready for a variety of energy infrastructures and charging options, ranging from wall box to fast charging or even a cable for charging from a domestic plug socket if necessary. Using a 100 kW DC public charging station, charging of the 50 kWh battery to 80 per cent takes only around 30 minutes. Depending on the market and infrastructure, the Combo-e Life features a powerful three-phase 11 kW on-board charger or a single-phase 7.4 kW on-board charger as standard.
Opel offers the Combo-e Life in two lengths (4.40 m and 4.75 m as the XL model variant) with five or seven seats, which also makes it an attractive car for taxi firms. The shorter five-seater offers at least 597 litres of boot space (850 litres in the longer version). With the rear seats folded down, the luggage volume of the short version then more than triples to 2,126 litres, while the longer one can carry up to 2,693 litres.
Along with its petrol and diesel engine siblings that were crowned “Best Buy Car Europe 2019” by AUTOBEST and Van of the Year in the Netherlands, the zero-emission Combo-e Life also makes no compromises on safety, comfort or convenience. The comprehensive portfolio of class-leading technologies and driver assistance systems – many of which are standard equipment – extends from IntelliGrip traction control, lane keep assist and driver drowsiness alert, to traffic sign recognition and forward collision alert with pedestrian protection and automatic emergency braking.
In order to make living with the Combo-e Life as comfortable as possible, “OpelConnect”, the “myOpel” app and “Free2Move” offer special solutions for electric vehicles. The services are accessible via apps. The “Charge My Car” function from the “Free2Move” app enables access to charging points throughout Europe, including payment.
The new Combo-e Life will show up at dealerships this autumn, joining the Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Grandland X plug-in hybrid and Zafira-e Life as the newest member of Opel’s electrified passenger car range.
 Range determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). The actual range can vary under everyday conditions and depends on various factors, in particular on personal driving style, route characteristics, outside temperature, use of heating and air conditioning and thermal preconditioning.