CITROËN EXTENDS BERLINGO ELECTRIC VAN RANGE WITH NEW L2 VERSION

Citroën has extended its zero emissions LCV range with the introduction of a new Berlingo Electric L2 550 LX van. The new version joins the existing Berlingo Electric L1 635 LX model in the range and is ‘on sale’ now.  

The new Citroën Berlingo Electric L2 550 LX offers 250mm more load length than the existing L1 model (2,050mm compared to 1,800mm), and the load volume is extended to 3.7m3 (in comparison to 3.3m3). Factor in the standard specification Extenso® folding passenger bench seat and the load length can be further extended to 3,250mm with a load volume of 4.1 m3. The Lithium-ion battery packs are fitted beneath the load floor, providing the same load area dimensions as an equivalent diesel powered Berlingo L2 model. The new Berlingo Electric L2 version also features twin sliding side loading doors as standard.

In response to customer feedback, all new Berlingo L1 and L2 electric models now benefit from a 16 A, Type 2 charging cable, supplied as standard with the vehicles. This cable is compatible with the majority of public access charging points, and in November 2016, the Government announced a workplace grant that enables customers to take advantage of a price reduction for Type 2 EV charge points.

The new L2 van is powered by the same electric drivetrain as the Berlingo Electric L1 version, utilising a compact and highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor developing 49kW (67hp) and maximum torque of 200Nm. The front wheels are driven through a speed reducer and single ratio gearbox.

The 22.5kWh high-capacity Lithium-ion battery packs offer a range of up to 106 miles, measured on the NEDC cycle. Both Berlingo Electric vans can be re-charged to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes from a dedicated rapid charge point. This uses the D/C rapid charging port, which is a standard feature on all Citroën electric vans. The drive motor also provides regenerative braking when the vehicle is slowing down, helping to re-charge the batteries and reduce brake wear.

Berlingo Electric customers are eligible for the Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG) from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) towards the cost of buying the vehicle. The MRB price of the new Berlingo Electric L2 550 LX van starts at £22,180 (exc. VAT). The PiVG covers 20% of the cost of the vehicle including VAT, but excluding on-the-road costs. This could be worth up to £5,323.20 for Berlingo Electric L2 van buyers (reduced accordingly if customer saving applied).

Berlingo Electric L2 operators in London also benefit from the Ultra Low Emission Discount (ULED), which provides a 100% discount from the London Congestion Charge, an exemption potentially worth more than £2,500 per year. London boroughs such as Hackney also offer a 100% discount on parking permits for electric vehicles, which could save a Berlingo Electric owner £1,750 per year. All Citroën Berlingo Electric vans are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), bringing a further saving of £230 per year when compared to a conventionally powered van – this exemption will continue under the new VED scheme from April 2017.

A new Berlingo Electric L2 550 LX will be displayed on the Citroën stand at the CV Show in April.

The new Berlingo Electric L2 550 LX in summary:
Price: £22,180 (exc. VAT) or £22,022.80 OTR including the PiVG
Range (NEDC): up to 106 miles (170km)
Standard charge time: 8 hours – 16 A, Type 2 cable or 10 hours – 3-pin domestic, 10 A cable
Rapid charge time: 30 minutes to 80% capacity from a D/C CHAdeMO rapid charger

Weights
GVW: 2,180kg
Gross payload: 552kg
Kerb weight: 1,628kg

Load Area Dimensions
Load floor length: 2,050mm (3,250mm with Extenso® seat folded)
Max width: 1,380mm
Width between wheel arches: 1,230mm
Max interior height: 1,250mm
Load volume: 3.7m3 (4.1m3 with Extenso® seat folded)

Drivetrain
Max power: 49kW (67hp)
Max torque: 200Nm
CO2 emissions: 0g/km

PEUGEOT PARTNER ELECTRIC GAINS NEW L2 PARTNER

  • PEUGEOT Partner Electric van gains a new L2 Partner
  • New van went on sale on 1 February 2017

The PEUGEOT Partner SE L1 Electric van gains a new stablemate with the introduction of the Partner SE L2 Electric van model to the PEUGEOT zero emissions electric vehicle range. The new van went on sale on 1 February 2017.

The L2 model provides a 250mm greater load length than the L1 model at 2,050mm and load volume is extended to 3.7m3. By using the folding multiflex passenger seat, available as standard, the load length can be extended to 3,250mm and load volume increased to 4.1m3. The Lithium-ion battery packs are fitted under the load floor, ensuring there is no loss of load space compared with diesel powered Partner L2 models. Side loading doors each side will be fitted as standard to all Partner L2 Electric models, as with diesel equivalent L2 models.

In response to feedback from customers, all new PEUGEOT Partner L1 and L2 Electric models will also benefit from a 16 amp, Type 2 charging cable, supplied as standard with the vehicle. The cable is compatible with the majority of public access charging points, and in November 2016, the Government announced a workplace grant for charge points, enabling customers to take advantage of a price reduction for Type 2 EV charge points.

Power comes from the same electric drivetrain fitted to the Partner SE L1 Electric van, which is equipped with a compact and highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor, producing 49kW (67hp) at 4,000rpm and maximum torque of 200Nm. The front wheels are driven through a speed reducer and single ratio gearbox.

The PEUGEOT Partner Electric’s 22.5kWh high-capacity lithium-ion batteries offer a range of up to 106 miles, measured on the NEDC cycle. The batteries can be re-charged to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes, from a dedicated rapid charge point, using the van’s D/C rapid charging port, which is standard on all Peugeot electric vans. The drive motor also provides regenerative braking when slowing down and braking, helping to re-charge the batteries and reduce brake wear.

Partner Electric customers are eligible for the Plug in Van Grant (PiVG) from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) towards the cost of buying the vehicle. Prices for the new PEUGEOT Partner SE L2 Electric start from £22,180 (exc. VAT). The PiVG covers 20 per cent of the cost of the vehicle, including VAT but excluding on-the-road costs, worth up to £5,323.20 to Partner SE L2 Electric van buyers (reduced accordingly when manufacturer discount offered).

Partner SE L2 Electric drivers in London will be eligible for the Ultra-Low Emission Discount (ULED), which provides a 100 per cent discount from the London Congestion Charge, an exemption worth over £2,000 per year. London boroughs such as Hackney also offer a 100 per cent discount on parking permits for electric vehicles, which would save a Partner Electric owner £1,750 per year. All PEUGEOT Partner electric vans are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty, bringing a saving of £230 per year – and the exemption will continue under the new VED scheme from April 2017.

Brief spec:

Price: £22,180 (exc. VAT) £21,956.80 (OTR including PiVG)
Range (NEDC):   up to 106 miles (170km)
Standard charge time:  8 hours: Type 2, 16 amp cable / 10 hours: 3 pin domestic, 10 amp cable
Rapid charge time: 30 minutes to 80 per cent capacity from D/C chademo rapid charger

Weights:
GVW: 2,180kg
Gross payload:   552kg
Kerb weight:  1,628kg.

Load area dimensions:
Load floor length: 2,050mm (3,250mm with ‘Multi Flex’ passenger seat)
Max width: 1,380mm
Width between wheel arches: 1,230mm

Max interior height: 1,250mm
Load volume: 3.7m3 (4.1m3 with Multi Flex passenger seat)

Drivetrain:

Max power: 67hp (49kW) at 4,000rpm
Max torque: 200Nm (159lbft) at 1,500rpm

CO2 emissions: 0g/km

On sale: 1 February 2017



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