Citroën has launched its new ë-Berlingo Van, a vehicle it claims will shake up the compact electric van segment in the UK.
The multi-award winning Berlingo Van – already the UK’s best-selling compact van in 2021 – will see its appeal grow still further with the introduction of Citroën ë-Berlingo Van Electric.
The new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van Electric will be available in Panel Van form, with two body lengths, and as a Crew Van. To meet the needs of fleet and SME business customers and available in sizes ‘M’ and ‘XL’, with Medium models measuring 4.4m long, and XL variants coming in at 4.75m long. All versions are 1.90m high and – thanks to a specially adapted power steering system – have an agile turning circle of just 10.8m (with the exception of the XL Crew Van, which has an increased turning circle of 11.4m).
The new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van Electric features a 50kWh battery connected to a 100kW (136hp) electric motor with up to 260Nm of torque. From a single charge, ë-Berlingo Van has a range of up to 171 miles under WLTP testing. Ideal for both fleet and business users, ë-Berlingo Van also supports up to 100kW rapid charging – with a 0-80% charge taking just 30 minutes.
The van also has a range of up to 171 miles (WLTP), and can comfortably carry cargo and up to five people when needed. Whichever configuration customers choose, Citroën ë-Berlingo Van Electric keeps running costs low in all types of use and is currently exempt from Congestion and Ultra-low Emissions Zone charges.
Drivers have the choice of three operating modes when at the wheel: Normal, Eco and Power – to suit a wide variety of loads and on-road conditions and to optimise rate the van also features regenerative braking, with drivers able to activate a ‘B’ button via the central console to maximise energy recovery during braking.