Peugeot expands electric van line-up with new e-Partner

Peugeot expands electric van line-up with new e-Partner

The new EV boasts an electric range of up to 171 miles

Peugeot has introduced a new electric version of its popular compact Partner van – bringing low emissions and running costs to the range. 

Called the e-Partner, it’s part of Peugeot’s aim to offer at least one electrified version of every model it sells, whether that be a car or a van. It joins the existing mid-size e-Expert, and will be followed later in 2021 by a battery-powered version of the large Boxer commercial. 

The e-Partner shares its powertrain with the brand’s e-208 supermini and e-2008 crossover EVs, combining a 100kW electric motor (producing 134bhp) with a 50kWh battery. Peugeot claims it can travel for up to 171 miles on a single charge, while the ability to charge at a rate of 100kW means the battery can be replenished to 80 per cent in 30 minutes.

It’s equipped with a 7.4kW on-board charger as standard, though this can be upgraded to 11kW. 

Drivers can choose three driving modes – Eco, Normal, Power – to limit the performance to maximise range, while two regenerative brakes are available. 

The e-Partner offers a load capacity of up to 4.4m cubed, while featuring a maximum payload of 800kg. Peugeot also says it can tow up to 750kg.

Two model sizes are available, Standard and Long, while a ‘crew’ model is also on offer, and features a set of rear seats, allowing room for five occupants. 

It follows in the footsteps of the recently-unveiled Citroen e-Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo-e, which are all much the same, though the Peugeot benefits from the firm’s excellent i-Cockpit dials system. 

The e-Partner is expected to arrive in showrooms later in the year, with full pricing and specifications to follow.

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