On to practicalities. The junior Movano is the L1H1 (short wheelbase, low roof) panel van which can be specified in 3.0 and 3.3 tonne gross weights, and has a load space volume of 8.0 m3. Despite this being the smallest van in the range, it still has a load length of 2670mm, an internal load compartment height of 1662mm, a maximum load width of 1870mm and a between-the-wheel arches dimension of 1422mm - wide enough for an 8ft x 4ft sheet to be loaded flat on the floor.
Graduate to the medium wheelbase L2 model and you can get both standard and high roof formats, giving respective load volumes of 10m3 and 11.5m3. The Movano L2 panel van has a load deck length of 3120mm and either an interior load height of 1662mm (H1) or 1932mm (H2). It can also be specified in 3.3, 3.5 and 4.005 tonne gross weight versions. Should you really need some big capacity, the long wheelbase L3 format will be the ticket. In this configuration, the Movano has a load deck length of 3705mm and an internal load height of 1932mm, which gives a 13 m3 capacity. The largest Movano panel vans are the 3.5 and 4.005 tonne L4H2 and L4H3 models, which have a load deck length of 4070mm and a 17.0m3 capacity.
If you're opting for the Movano Electric, you'll be pleased to find that its EV powertrain doesn't compromise load volume. That's because the drive system's lithium-ion battery is mounted under the floor between the front and rear axle and so doesn't impinge on the cargo bay. You'll still need to compromise a bit on payload though, which is restricted to 1,385kg: for comparison, an electric Renault Master E-Tech manages 1,625kg. And a diesel Movano will take around 2 tonnes.
On to running cost efficiency. The 2.2 litre turbo-charged diesel 140PS variant manages up to around 35mpg on the WLTP cycle in regular use. Even the gutsier 180PS powerplant only falls as far as around 31mpg.
What about the EV version? Well the Movano Electric offers a 260 mile range from its 110kWh battery and is equipped as standard with a three-phase 11 kW onboard charger for AC charging. It is also the first Vauxhall to offer the option of charging with up to 150kW DC. At a public fast charging station, it only takes 55 minutes to recharge to 80 per cent of the battery capacity. Additional practicality is provided by an optional 230V socket. It helps to easily charge electric devices such as laptops, electric tool batteries, tablets and other low power appliances that require electricity up to 150 Watts.
Finally, if you're brave enough to opt for the hydrogen version, it can be refuelled in only around 5 minutes.