The Citroën Relay, the largest van in their LCV line-up, will be the next model to be ‘electrified’ in the Citroen range and customers will have the option of two battery sizes with prices starting from £49,335 (after the Government Plug-in-Van Grant is applied, excluding VAT). It will be available in the well known ‘Enterprise’ trim, and can be ordered as a Panel Van, Window Van or Chassis Cab.
Batteries / Range
The Citroen e-Relay’s two Lithium-ion battery packs start with a 37kWh battery with a WLTP certified range of up to 73 miles and it’s available ONLY on the L2 wheelbase and its connected to a 120hp (90kW) electric motor. This motor also powers the larger 70kWh battery and this is available exclusively on the L3 and L4 wheelbases and this battery improves the range under WLTP testing from 73 miles to 139 miles. The 37kWh and 70kWh batteries in the new ë-Relay are covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty.
All new Citroën ë-Relay models feature a Type 2 charging cable as standard, supporting charging up to 22kW. A full charge from a 7kW wallbox unit will take 6 and 12 hours respectively for the 37kWh and 70kWh versions. Both battery packs also support up to 50kW rapid charging.
Payloads and Dimensions
Just to prove the electric vans are just as practical as their diesel ‘cousins’, as far as payloads and loadspace are concerned the panel van offers a payload of up to 1,150kg and ALL the internal load volumes are identical to equivalent Relay Diesel vans, ensuring no compromise in capability and capacity. – to suit a wide variety of fleet and business needs. Panel Vans are available in L2 (5,413mm), L3 (5,998mm) and L4 (6,363mm) lengths, while the Window Van is offered exclusively in L4 form. Chassis Cabs come in the most popular L3 length only.
Citroen e-Relay Model Line-up
Citroen e-Relay Specification
As mentioned in the introduction the ë-Relay vans come in just one trim level ‘Enterprise’ version as standard and this includes :
- 5-inch colour touchscreen
- DAB radio and integrated satellite navigation
- Air conditioning and a perimetric alarm.
- Rear parking sensors
- Rear view mirror (exclusive to electric versions), displaying key information including battery charge level and range.