The new 2020 Peugeot Boxer electric has been unveiled at the Birmingham commercial vehicle show, joining the growing crowd of vans relying on pure electric power.
What is the range of the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?
The fully-electric van will be offered with two electric drivetrains. The first has a range of 140 miles using the NEDC cycle – noted for being much easier than the latest WLTP test – and will be available on the two shortest body lengths.
The longer bodies will use an uprated system with an estimated range of 170 miles, once again on the simpler NEDC test.
What is the payload of the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?
Peugeot has managed to provide an impressive payload on the e-Boxer considering the additional mass of a 44kWh battery pack.
Given the purpose of these vans is to be used to carry goods, the extra weight of an electric configuration can become a problem on the residual payload available for loading purposes. Still, the e-Boxer allows to carry up to 1,215kg which is a considerable achievement.
How powerful and fast is the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?
The electric motor is not particularly powerful at a first glance, generating only around 96hp but alternatively, the electric engines have a great amount of torque and this one is able to generate around 260Nm of torque ranging from 300 rpm all the way up to 3673 rpm.
The maximum speed, unfortunately, is limited to just 55 mph – a figure that does not look so impressive on the paper – to help with the driving range.
How long does it take to charge the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?
The charging times will vary depending on the potency of the charger used but the estimated time will be between 7h and 16h – where the latter represents a conventional 2 phase home charger – but most should be charged overnight.
Who builds the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?
In fact, both the Peugeot e-Boxer electric and Citroen Relay electric will be produced alongside their internal combustion siblings at the joint venture factory in Italy, which also builds the Fiat Ducato.
BD Auto – a 3rd party company that is responsible for the electric motor conversion – installs the electric drivetrain and homologates the electric vans.
It is still an official product, but by using a third party speeds up the process and adds the flexibility for more versions to be converted. If it was being built on the standard Boxer production line, it would probably limit the number of body variants down to only a couple.
How much will the Peugeot e-Boxer cost and when does it go on sale?
No word on final pricing or an official on-sale date just as yet. Nevertheless, judging by rival models from Renault and LDV that are already on sale, we should expect a price figure somewhere around the £60,000 mark. The latest information provided by PSA (Peugeot Société Anonyme - later becoming PSA Peugeot Citroën), suggests you will be able to get your hands in one Peugeot e-Boxer at the beginning of 2020.
Electrified drivetrains are coming to the rest of PSA Group's van and people mover range.
From 2020, an electrified drivetrain will be offered in the Peugeot Expert and Traveller, the Citroen Dispatch and SpaceTourer, and also on the Vauxhall Vivaro and Vivaro Life.
In the smaller size class, the Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo will enter a new generation in 2021. These new models, along with their Opel and Vauxhall siblings, will also be offered with an electrified drivetrain.