Peugeot has announced that it is expanding its electric vehicle range with the new e-Partner, its latest light commercial vehicle.
The new all-electric van is based on the EMP2 multi-energy modular platform, which features a 50kWh lithium-ion battery connected to a 100kW (136hp) electric motor. The vehicle has a top speed of 80 mph and WLTP range of 171 miles. The 50kWh battery is under warranty for eight years/100,000 miles.
The new PEUGEOT e-Partner is available with two types of on-board chargers, a 7.4 kW single-phase charger as standard and an optional 11 kW three-phase charger. The e-Partner can achieve full power in as little as five hours through an 11 kW Wall Box, or an 80% charge in just 30 minutes via a 100kW DC rapid charger.
The e-Partner has a maximum load capacity of up to 4.4m3, resulting in no compromise over diesel variants thanks to an efficient design that sees the 50kWh battery located underneath the floor. It also features a maximum payload of up to 800kg, and towing capacity up to 750kg. Two wheelbase versions are available, with a ‘Standard’ variant at 4.40m and ‘Long’ with 4.75m.
The e-Partner will also offer three different driving modes. Eco (60 kW, 190 Nm) is meant for optimising vehicle range. Normal (80 kW, 210 Nm) will be great for everyday use. Power mode (100 kW, 260 Nm) has been optimised to give the most performance and is best suited to transporting heavy loads.
The van also has a thermal pre-conditioning option that can be set from the touch screen or remotely via the MyPeugeot smartphone application. Thermal preconditioning not only boosts in-car comfort, but also helps the battery reach optimal operating temperature more quickly, thus improving vehicle performance.
For enhanced pedestrian safety, when travelling at speeds of up to 18mph, an audible signal can be heard to indicate the presence of the vehicle in forward and reverse gear. All versions of the new e-Partner are equipped with an electric parking brake.
Customers with off-street parking can receive up to £500 in grant funding towards a home charge point. Peugeot’s Free2Move app also gives buyers access to more than 220,000 charge points in the UK.
The Partner has been one of the best sellers throughout the years for Peugeot with more than 2 million units sold across 100 countries and the company is now excited to see how the new all-electric version will do on the market, according to Julie David, Managing Director of Peugeot UK
“The Peugeot Partner has been one of our most popular commercial vehicle models, and we can’t wait to see how the new electric variant will be received alongside the Peugeot e-Expert,” she said. “I look forward to seeing the new Peugeot e-Partner out on the road, continuing our electric revolution.”
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