Peugeot and Citroën reveal specs for electric vans

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Peugeot and Citroën have announced details of their electric vans, which go on sale in the second half of 2020, offering two different ranges, three body lengths, up to 1,000kg towing capacity and payloads of up to 1,275kg.

The new vans go on sale in the second half of 2020

Following in the footsteps of recently revealed sister model, the Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro-e, the e-Expert and ë-Dispatch vans join the existing Euro 6D Expert ICE models and will target both urban and rural operators.

Two battery packs will be available: a 50kWh battery offering up to 230km and a 75kWh battery with an official 330km range.

The models are built on the Groupe PSA EMP2 modular platform, meaning the battery is mounted in the chassis, preserving the load capacity seen in ICE models. This ranges from 4.6m3 to 6.6m3, when equipped with the Moduwork dual passenger bench with fold-up outer seat.

Payloads, adapted to the 100% electric engine, stand at up to 1,275kg. The electric vans also offer the same towing capacity as ICE versions, ranging up to 1,000kg.

Batteries come with an eight-year/160,000km guarantee. Charging can be carried out using a 7.4 kW wallbox, giving a full charge in 7.5 hours (50kWh battery) or 11 hours 20 minutes (75kWh battery) using the standard single-phase 7.4kW on-board charger.

Fleets specifying an optional 11kW three-phase charger can use an 11kW wallbox, giving a full charge in five hours (50kWh battery) or 7.5 hours (75kWh battery).

Drivers can also use 100kW public rapid chargers, providing an 80% charge in 30 minutes (50kWh battery) or 45 minutes (75kWh battery).

Charging can be programmed via the Connected Navigation screen or from the smartphone applications, depending on version.

The brand are also offering a range of charging services, including solutions for home or the workplace, in partnership with home charge point providers.

The 136hp electric motor has maximum torque of 260Nm and gives a maximum speed in Power mode of 80mph (130km/h) with a 0 to 62mph (100km/h) time of 13.1 seconds. Three different driving modes are offered –  Eco, Normal or Power – along two levels of regenerative braking.

Equipment details are still be revealed but technology on offer includes a touchscreen, with MirrorScreen compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and TomTom Traffic Connected 3D Navigation. A number of driving aids will also be available.

Production starts in the coming weeks near Valenciennes in France and the vehicles will go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2020.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.