Citroën has just launched its new ë-Berlingo Van. This a fully-electric version of its multi-award-winning Berlingo Van and will offer business users a zero-emissions vehicle that doesn’t compromise in terms of its capabilities. With a range of up to 171 miles (275km), it’s ideal for use in both in urban and rural environments.
The new ë-Berlingo will be powered by a 100kW (136 horsepower) electric motor with a 50kWh battery pack. Enhanced with up to 100kW rapid charging the Citroën ë-Berlingo can be charged to around 80 percent in just 30 minutes. This battery set-up allows a top speed of 84mph (135kph).
The ë-Berlingo features three drive modes. The ‘Normal’ drive mode limits power to 80kW/180Nm and is ideal for everyday driving conditions. The ‘Eco’ mode limits power to 60kW/190Nm and enables energy consumption to be optimised by reducing the use of heating and air conditioning, but without deactivating them. The Power mode offers 100kW/260Nm and optimises vehicle performance for greater comfort and performance under maximum load conditions.
The new ë-Berlingo has a load volume of up to 4.4m3 and a maximum payload of up to 800kg. In the UK it will be available with a choice of three configurations and two trim levels. One neat feature is the ability to use the MyCitroën app to control charging and pre-heating remotely from a smartphone. The new ë-Berlingo Van will be available in UK dealerships during the fourth quarter of 2021.
Vincent Cobée, Citroën Global CEO, said: “The Citroën Berlingo Van is renowned for its practicality and usability. By adopting the best electric vehicle technology, it now offers professional users a zero-emissions solution. With ë-Berlingo Van, many business customers will find the ideal partner to accomplish their daily tasks in unrivalled comfort, and with lower running costs, without any compromise in terms of loads and volumes.
“After ë-Dispatch, which was recently voted International Van of the Year, and the forthcoming ë-Relay, ë-Berlingo Van is an important link in our electric vehicle offensive and a tangible response to the new mobility challenges for all vehicle users.”