As part of its ambition to offer 100 percent of its range with an electrified version, Groupe PSA (including the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands) has a preview of the new Peugeot Boxer Electric and Citroën Relay Electric models at the Commercial Vehicle Show in the UK this week (30 April to 2 May).
One in four LCVs sold in the UK are from Groupe PSA where it has
25.4 percent market share to date in 2019.
As of 1st September this year, Groupe PSA has all the assets to successfully complete the new Euro 6 standard with WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) applicable to LCVs.
Philippe Narbeburu, Senior Vice-President, Light Commercial Vehicles Groupe PSA Business Unit said: “In line with our ‘Push to Pass’ strategic plan, we are continuing to electrify our entire range. This new offer is a major competitive advantage for our brands in a very competitive LCV segment. This is an opportunity to strengthen our leadership in Europe by meeting the new needs of zero-emission driving without giving up the useful services related to the demanding uses of our professional customers.”
The Peugeot Boxer Electric and Citroën Relay Electric large vans will be offered with two levels of autonomy depending on the version: 141 miles** on NEDC cycle for the length L1 and L2, and 169 miles** on NEDC cycle for the lengths L3 and L4. These vehicles are produced at the Sevel factory in Val di Sangro (Atessa, Italy) and converted by the BD OTO partner.
In the medium van segment, Peugeot Expert and Traveller, Citroën Dispatch and SpaceTourer, Vauxhall Vivaro and Vivaro Life, will all offer an electrified version in 2020.
In the C-van segment, Partner Electric and Berlingo Electric have already existed since 1998. The new generation of these vans for Peugeot, Citroën and Vauxhall will be available with an electrified version by 2021.
**225 km for L1 and L2, and 270 km L3 and L4.