Electric Citroen Berlingo
Following Peugeot, its sister company Citroen too unveiled their electric panel van based on the Berlingo.
This and Peugeot partner might look different, but they are the same underneath. This new, second-generation electric van reaffirms Citroen’s commitment to electric vehicles. The new Electric Berlingo features the latest electric vehicle technology, while retaining all the award-winning qualities of the current Berlingo range, such as load volumes of up to 4.1m3and a payload capacity of 675kg.
With a total battery capacity of 22.5kWh, the Electric Berlingo boasts a range of up to 106miles (170 km), the Berlingo EV has the same issues as the Partner, which include limited range, and long long charging time. The normal charge mode lasts between 6 and 12 hours.
Details in Citroen press release below:
The Electric Berlingo builds upon decades of Citroën electric vehicle experience, including its first-generation Berlingo Electrique van, which was on sale in the UK until November 2005.
The latest Electric Berlingo is further proof of Citroën’s determination to further reduce the environmental impact of its advanced car and LCV ranges. The Citroën range already includes models featuring e-HDi micro-hybrid technology and Hybrid4 technology in DS5.
As well as meeting the need for significant load capacity, the Electric Berlingo also represents an opportunity for business users to project a positive image of their company and to advertise their desire to protect the environment.
Through innovative design, the various parts of the electric powertrain are contained under the bonnet or beneath other areas of the body shell. This means that the Electric Berlingo is not compromised in terms of load volume or carrying capacity.
The Electric Berlingo’s motor was developed with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and has a maximum power output of 49kW (67hp) and maximum torque of 200Nm. Its power is transmitted to the front wheels through a speed reducer and a single-ratio gearbox.
The Electric Berlingo’s many features include:
- Eco-driving information, including an energy consumption/regeneration indicator, an instantaneous energy consumption gauge and an auxiliaries consumption gauge, which displays data on heating/air conditioning and other secondary power usage
- A deceleration and braking energy recovery system
- An electric heating system with an eco-mode to limit energy consumption
- Hill start assist coupled to the ESP system
Depending on the market, the Electric Berlingo will be available with two bodywork options, normal and long, which respectively measure 4.38m and 4.63m. The load volume can reach 4.1m3and the maximum weight capacity is 675 kg, which are both identical to the internal combustion versions.
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