The impressive all-electric Citroen e-Berlingo van has been officially launched by the van maker with a promise to shake up the UK’s compact electric van market.
The e-Berlingo is already a multi-award winner and was the country’s bestselling compact vehicle last year.
The new electric van is available in two body lengths and in panel and crew van variants.
It’s available in M and XL sizes, with the Medium model measuring 4.4 metres, and the XL is 4.75 metres.
New e-Berlingo van offers a tight turning circle
The new e-Berlingo van offers a tight turning circle of 10.8 m, except for the XL crew van which is slightly larger.
The load volume for the M versions range from 3.3 m³ to 3.9 m³.
In the XL variant, the load volumes range from 3.8 m³ to 4.4 m³.
Also, the M variant is able to carry lengths of up to 3.09 m, with a maximum payload of 803 kg.
New Citroen e-Berlingo XL
Drivers of the new e-Berlingo XL have a maximum load length of 3.44 m, and a payload maximum of 751 kg.
Power for the new compact electric van consists of a 50kWh battery and an electric motor producing 136hp.
There’s torque of 260Nm, and a single charge will offer a range of 171 miles.
That figure makes the Citroen e-Berlingo van a sound choice for business and fleet users.
Capable of supporting rapid charging
It’s also capable of supporting rapid charging with the battery being recharged to 80% of its capacity in 30 minutes.
Citroen says that the crew van variant is capable of carrying five people when necessary and users will enjoy low running costs in whichever guise they choose.
Part of the savings will come from the ultra-low emissions zones and congestion charges vans in some cities will not be paying.
Three operating modes for drivers
There are three operating modes for drivers to suit on-road conditions and their loads.
They are Normal, Eco and Power and there’s a regenerative braking system to help optimise the van’s battery range.
The new offering is available with a choice of two trims – Enterprise Pro and Driver pro.
In Enterprise Pro, the trim features automatic headlights, rear parking sensors and electrically operated door mirrors that fold.
There’s also a modular folding bench seat to boost load space and a pivoting writing table.
8.0-inch display with DAB radio
Drivers also get an 8.0-inch display with DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and USB sockets.
The range-topper is the Driver Pro which features black alloy wheels and body-coloured door handles, side rubbing strips and a rear bumper.
The 8.0-inch display adds satnav and there’s a three-year subscription for live traffic alerts.
The battery features a 100-000 mile or eight-year warranty to bring peace of mind motoring.