December 6, 2018 / 9:09 AM / 4 days ago

Opel/Vauxhall to make an electric van in 2020

The logo of a German car manufacturer Opel is seen at a branch in Herisau, Switzerland October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Opel will start producing an electric version of its Vivaro van and a new electric Mokka X subcompact sport-utility vehicle in 2020, it said on Thursday.

The carmaker is also opening order books for a fully electric Opel Corsa from the first half of 2019 onwards, as well as a plug-in hybrid version of the Opel Grandland X, it said.

Opel and its sister brand Vauxhall are owned by French carmaker PSA Group.

Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Mark Potter

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