Spec for new Citroen e-Relay confirmed

The specification and prices for the new all-electric Citroen e-Relay have been revealed.

It’s the firm’s most spacious van and the specification for the new all-electric Citroen e-Relay have now been confirmed.

There’s a choice of two electric drivetrains and the van’s appearance underlines the firm’s commitment to offering electrification for its range by the end of this year.

Prices for the battery-powered model start at £49,335.

It’s only available in the Enterprise trim but can be ordered as a chassis cab, window van or panel van.

Citroen says this will best meet a variety of needs from businesses and fleets.

New electric Citroen e-Relay panel vans

The new electric Citroen e-Relay panel vans are available in L2, L3 and L4 lengths.

The window van is only available in L4, chassis cabs are available in L3 length.

There’s a choice of two battery packs, with the 37kWh battery being mated to an electric motor producing 120 HP.

There’s also a 70kWh battery connected to the same motor to deliver 120 HP.

The small battery has a range of 73 miles, while the larger battery returns 139 miles.

The van supports rapid charging

Using a 7kW wall box takes the e-Relay between six and 12 hours to recharge, but the van does support rapid charging.

Citroen says that their 100% electric van will offer a lower total cost of ownership when compared with the equivalent diesel-powered version.

This will include lower servicing costs, reduced fuel bills and tax.

The Citroen e-Relay also benefits from the plug-in van Gran (PIVG) worth up to £16,000.

It’s also exempt from ultra-low emission charges.

Payload for the e-Relay

The payload in the panel van for the e-Relay is up to 1,150kg.

That’s nearly identical to the diesel siblings so businesses will find there’s no compromise in capacity and capabilities.

Standard equipment includes a five-inch colour display with integrated satnav and DAB radio.

There’s also an alarm and air-conditioning as well as rear parking sensors.

The new model also features three driving modes to suit the driver’s circumstances and there’s a specific rear-view mirror that will display important information including the battery range and charge level.

The batteries for the new Citroen e-Relay come with a 100,000-mile or eight-year warranty.