Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall will all have electric versions of their light van models on the road by the end of this year, with the e-Partner, e-Berlingo and Combo-e respectively all available with a choice of two lengths – 4.40 metres and 4.75 metres – and two trim levels, plus a Crew Van alternative.
The key figures for all three models are the same, in terms of the official range figure of up to 171 miles from the 50kW battery connected to a 100kW electric motor, equating to 136hp. An 80% charge is possible in half an hour, with the vehicles capable of using 100kW rapid charge stations. Using a 32A wallbox, a full charge takes five hours.
With the powertrain claimed to not encroach the load area, the larger of the two body lengths gives a 4.4m3 load volume and maximum payload of 800kg, while maximum load length is 3,440mm. The longer body style is capable of taking two europallets.
The Combo-e is slated for first deliveries in the autumn, while Citroen said the e-Berlingo will come in the fourth quarter of the year and the Peugeot is due in November. Prices and full specification will be confirmed nearer to launch.
The models join the mid-sized electric trio of Peugeot e-Expert, Citroen e-Dispatch and Vauxhall Vivaro-e, with a trio of large electric vans – the Peugeot e-Boxer, Citroen e-Relay and Vauxhall Movano-e also due before the end of this year to complete the electrification of the light commercial line-up across the trio of brands.
“It is incredibly exciting to be announcing the news of our new Peugeot e-Partner, the latest addition to our electrified range,” said Peugeot managing director Julie David on the reveal of the final van of the three. “The Peugeot Partner has been one of our most popular commercial vehicle models, and we can’t wait to see how the new electric variant will be received alongside the Peugeot e-Expert.”