Citroen e-Relay 2021: large electric Citroen van
Finally, Citroen e-Relay is due to go on sale this year, 2021, after Citroen showcased the electric Relay at the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The e-Relay sale and leasing news comes after the announcement of the new all-electric Peugeot e-Boxer, which we flagged last year. As you may know, the largest Citroen commercial vehicle is the Relay van, and the electric version will be called, without a surprise, the e-Relay.
As with other manufacturers, the decision to electrify the Relay is Citroen's response to customers' demand for a delivery van suitable for low-emission and zero-emission zones and allows Citroen to deliver the maximum load volume that delivery companies need. Since the Relay diesel offers one of the best payload capacities in the large van sector, the e-Relay should still transport more than its rivals. Even though the electric Relay version has a reduced payload. The battery-powered Relay will complete the electrification of the Citroen commercial vehicle line-up.
Seeing how successful our Citroen Relay van leasing deals were, we are excited to find out if the e-Relay lease will be as prevalent when it goes on sale.
What sizes of the Citroen e-Relay electric van will be available?
The Relay EV will be offered in four chassis lengths, from L1 to L4. There will also be a choice of three roof heights, from H1 to H3.
What's the payload of the Relay Electric van?
That's an essential question for all-electric vans since the battery technology is so heavy. However, Citroen has some good news in this field. The e-Relay will carry a whopping 1,215kg, which really is a lot for an electric van.
What's the driving range of the Citroen e-Relay?
Citroen e-Relay will come with two battery options of 44kWh and 62kWh to help fleet managers control the costs and driving range. The larger battery will allow you to travel up to 169 miles on a single charge. In contrast, the smaller battery pack should let you drive for up to 141 miles before having to charge again.
How long will it take to charge the battery on the e-Relay commercial van?
As always, this will depend on the charger. It should take approximately 16 hours on a regular three-pin plug, 8 hours on a special electric vehicle charger, and 7 hours on a three-phase charger. So it looks like the best option is to plug it to charge overnight.
How fast will you be able to go in the Citroen Relay all-electric?
The electric motor delivers the equivalent of 96hp, so not really impressive. However, it is also reflected in the Relay's top speed, which isn't great at 55mph, but that's to offer a more extended driving range on the e-Relay instead.
Citroen's e-Relay design and images
The pictures show the smallest e-Relay model, which is L1H1.
We're looking forward to this popular large Relay van being brought into the market in an all-electric e-Relay version. And if you can't wait for the e-Relay lease, we've got lots of excellent electric van deals.
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