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Citroën ë-Berlingo Van, a new electric van for the world of work

The new Citroën electric van is already a reality. The new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van has been presented in society. With a range of up to 275 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle, it will be produced in Spain. At the Groupe PSA facilities located in Vigo. The electric version of the Berlingo Van has great versatility for professionals.

Citroën has presented its new electric van. The successful and popular Citroën Berlingo is finally committed to electrification at its highest level. Although in the past this commercial vehicle has already been available in an electric variant, the current generation has not had this option. Until now. And it is that the new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van.

The 100% electric variant of the Citroën Berlingo Van it is already a reality. A model intended for the most demanding professionals who deal with the big city on a daily basis and who, due to their needs, an electric vehicle meets perfectly. It has the “Made in Spain” stamp and it will be produced at the facilities that Groupe PSA has in Vigo.

Citroën ë-Berlingo Van - rearThe new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van breaks into society with a range of up to 270 kilometers

The keys to the new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van

The new ë-Berlingo Van will be integrated as one more version of the Berlingo range. At the aesthetic level it presents very few differences with a Berlingo Van with a combustion engine. It features the ‘ë’ emblem in front of the model name on the left rear door. To this must be added the charging socket that is located in the same place as the fuel hatch.

Maintains all the advantages of the thermal version architecture. The new ë-Berlingo Van has compact dimensions and offers a high level of functionality. It can accommodate two or three people on board and is offered in two body sizes: size M (4.40 m) and size XL (4.75 m). The height stands at 1.84 meters.

He payload volume does not vary. Therefore, the electric Berlingo Van has a cargo volume of 3.3 m3 (XS version without Extenso cab) and up to 4.4 m3 (XL version with Extenso cab). The payload is up to 800 kg and it has a towing capacity of up to 750 kg.

Citroën ë-Berlingo Van - interiorA look inside the new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van

The technological equipment of the new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van

If we go inside the new ë-Berlingo Van we will be surrounded by an environment in which everything has been arranged to facilitate the use of the vehicle and, ultimately, daily life on board it. The five-inch touch screen is the nerve center and is a key piece to manage the infotainment system. A multimedia system that has been adapted to the type of vehicle mechanics.

The instrument cluster is digital and customizable. It is ten inches in size. In addition, and if that was not enough, among the equipment we also find a Head-Up Display (HUD) that, according to Citroën, is unprecedented in this segment.

The list of driver assistance systems it is equally solvent. Other technologies available on the new ë-Berlingo Van include the hill start assist system, front, rear and side parking aid, with rear view camera, automatic switching from low to high beam, active shift alert Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Alert, Collision Hazard Alert, Trailer Stability Control, Expanded Traffic Sign Recognition and Speed ​​Advice, and Blind Spot Monitoring System.

Citroën ë-Berlingo VanThe new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van is available in two body sizes

The autonomy of the new Citroën ë-Berlingo Van

Let’s go into details about the key and determining section. The electric propulsion system. In the bowels of the ë-Berlingo Van there is a 50 kWh lithium ion battery located under the seats and the cargo floor of the vehicle. In this way, the payload volume is not affected. By the way, the battery has a guarantee of 8 years or 160,000 km for 70% of its capacity. After a check after one year or 20,000 km and after each maintenance, every two years or 40,000 km, a battery capacity certificate is issued.

It has a autonomy of up to 275 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. The autonomy will vary, logically, depending on the type of cargo transported. The main purpose of the battery is to power an engine 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm of maximum torque. The maximum speed is 130 km / h. Depending on the selected driving mode, the power delivery can be adjusted to favor performance and / or autonomy:

Normal. 80 kW (109 hp) and 180 Nm for the best compromise between range and performance.Echo. 60 kW (82 hp) and 190 Nm. It allows you to optimize energy consumption by reducing the performance of the heating or air conditioning. Engine torque and power are also limited.Power. 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm for full engine power and better performance under maximum load situations.Citroën ë-Berlingo Van - sideThe payload volume is the same as a Citroën Berlingo Van with a combustion engine

Regarding the recharge time, logically varies depending on the load point used. In household loadUsing a mode 2 cable for use at home, work or a car park, it is possible to fully charge the battery in less than 15 hours or obtain 100 km of autonomy in approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes. This charging mode is compatible with a standard 8A socket or a reinforced 16A socket.

The option of fast charge, private or public, by using a 3.7 to 22 kW system, and a mode 3 cable (optional), the charging time from 0 to 100% is reduced to 7 hours and 30 minutes at a point of 7.4 kW single phase or 5 hours at a point 11 kW three phase.

Third and last, there is the option of super fast charge. Using a charging point of up to 100 kW with a mode 4 cable integrated into the charger, the battery can be charged from 50 kWh to 80% in just 30 minutes.