Good news for electric vans owners looking for a small to medium light commercial vehicle as the new electric Citroën ë-Berlingo Van opens its order books, and there must be plenty of people interested as its was the UK’s best-selling compact van in 2021 !!
Citroen e-Berlingo Battery and Range
The New Citroën ë-Berlingo Van Electric features a 50kWh battery connected to a 100kW (136hp) electric motor with up to 260Nm of torque with a WLTP testing range of up to 171 miles. The vehicle supports up to 100kW DC rapid charging with a 0-80% charge taking just 30 minutes.
The van comes standard with a ‘Mode 3’ charging cable with ‘Type 2’ connectors for charging from wallboxes and dedicated public charging points. All versions also feature a 7.4kW single-phase on-board charger as standard.
There are three operating modes: Normal, Eco and Power and, of course, brake regeneration is standard and is covered by an eight year/100,000 mile warranty, for up to 70% of the original battery capacity.
Citroën ë-Berlingo Van model line-up
The New Citroën ë-Berlingo Van Electric is available as a panel van with two body lengths , and as a Crew Van called the ‘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 a turning circle of just 10.8m (with the exception of the XL Crew Van, which has an increased turning circle of 11.4m).
Load volumes in Panel Van ‘M’ versions range from 3.3m3 to 3.9m3 – with the EXTENSO® seat folded, while the ‘XL’ variant offers an increased available load volume of 3.8m3 to 4.4m3. ‘M’ variants can carry loads of up to 3.09m in length and have a maximum payload of 803kg, while the longer ‘XL’ model offers a 3.44m maximum load length with the EXTENSO® seat folded down, and a maximum payload of 751kg.
New Citroën ë-Berlingo Van Electric is available with a choice of two trims levels, ‘Enterprise Pro’ and ‘Driver Pro’. Enterprise Pro trim is available on both Panel Van versions (‘M’ or ‘XL’) and on the Crew Van variant. Driver Pro trim is offered exclusively on the ‘M’ Panel Van model.
Enterprise Pro trim comes as standard with electrically operated folding door mirrors, rear parking sensors and automatic headlights. On the inside it features Citroën’s EXTENSO® modular folding passenger bench seat, which can increase load space and comes with a pivoting writing table. Additional storage is located under the central seat, while a load-through bulkhead improves practicality still further. Both Panel Van and Crew Van Enterprise Pro models also offer, as standard, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Citroën Connect DAB radio, Bluetooth® and associated USB sockets. To ensure the safety of drivers, passengers and other road users, Enterprise Pro models offer cruise control with programmable speed limiter.
Top-of-the-range Drive Pro models boast 16-inch ‘Starlit’ black alloy wheels and a ‘Look Pack’ featuring a body-coloured rear bumper, side rubbing strips and exterior door handles.
Inside, Driver Pro models enjoy an 8.0-inch colour touchscreen with Citroën Connect Navigation including a three-year subscription to live traffic alerts. The Citroën Connect Box Emergency & Assistance system puts the driver in touch with a trained advisor in the event of an accident or incident when in use.
Driver Pro variants also add Surround Rear Vision, front and rear parking sensors, as well as side and rear cameras that help drivers manoeuvre when reversing.
NEW CITROËN Ë-BERLINGO VAN ELECTRIC VAN RANGE & PRICING
* UK Government Plug-in Van Grant currently up to £2,500.
|Body Style / Trim Level||Version||Basic MRRP after PiVG*|
|Panel Van Enterprise Pro||M 50kWh 800||£25,980|
|Panel Van Enterprise Pro||XL 50kWh 750|
|Panel Van Driver Pro||M 50kWh 800||£27,595|
|Crew Van Enterprise Pro||XL 50kWh 700||£28,330|