Citroën has announced the commercial launch of the ë-Relay van, the manufacturer’s biggest fully electric van.
The ë-Relay joins the Citroën ë-Dispatch in the brand’s growing LCV line-up, which will also feature the ë-Berlingo Van, meaning from Q4 of this year, fleet and business customers will be able to choose the compact, medium or large Citroën van.
The 100%-electric ë-Relay is available in its ‘Enterprise’ trim, and is available in Panel Van, Window Van or Chassis Cab configurations. Panel Van versions are available in L2 (5,413mm), L3 (5,998mm) and L4 (6,363mm) lengths, while the Window Van is offered exclusively in L4 form. Chassis Cabs are available in the popular L3 length. With up to 15m3 of load volume and 1,150kg of payload.
Two lithium-ion battery pack options are available, including a 37kWh option connected to a 120hp (90kW) electric motor available exclusively in the L2 Panel Van, or a 70kWh battery unit connected to the same 120hp (90kW) motor for all other body types. The 37kWh battery provides a WLTP certified range of up to 73 miles in the L2 Panel Van, while the 70kWh battery increases range up to 139 miles under WLTP testing for L3 and L4 variants.
With zero tailpipe emissions, the new 100%-electric ë-Relay is exempt from current Congestion and Ultra Low Emissions Zone charges and attracts a 0% company van tax rate.
All new Citroën ë-Relay models come with a Type-2 charging cable as standard, supporting charging of up to 22kW. A full charge from a 7kW wallbox unit will take six and 12 hours respectively, for the 37kWh and 70kWh versions. Both variants also support up to 50kW rapid charging. All battery units enjoy an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for added peace of mind.
New Citroën ë-Relay models come as standard with a five-inch colour touchscreen, DAB radio and satellite navigation, plus a new rear-view mirror that contains a small display with key vehicle information such as battery charge level and remaining range.
First examples of the new Citroën ë-Relay are in UK showrooms now, with first deliveries commencing next month.