In keeping with the purpose of electrifying its mannequin vary by 2025, Citroen has launched the e-Berlingo for the European automotive markets. The electrical van will quickly be complemented by the siblings Peugeot e-Companion and Vauxhall Combo-e Life. Deliveries within the UK will start between October and December this 12 months.
The design and inside of the Citroen e-Berlingo are largely taken from the ICE sibling, with the one seen differentiation being created by the addition of blue badges and ornamental components. The family-oriented “Leisure” variant has an “ë” badge on the radiator grille and tailgate in addition to “Anodised Blue” trim strips on the bumpers and facet airbumps.
The CV spec ‘Work’ van has a extra practical look with black bumpers. It dispenses with the blue trim and comes with 16-inch steelies as an alternative of the fashionable 17-inch alloy wheels. It has a much less subtle entrance panel with out the grille and the multi-port lighting association as within the “Leisure” model.
Citroen e-Berlingo inside
Whereas a big a part of the inside is shared with the ICE sibling, there’s an e-toggle swap as an alternative of the gearshift lever within the heart console of the e-Berlingo. It affords parking, reverse, impartial and driving features in addition to a selector swap with which the motive force can select between the three driving modes Eco, Regular and Energy. The M-wheelbase model of the Citroen e-Berlingo affords a five-seat association and a trunk quantity of 775 liters with all seats. The “XL” model affords seven seats and a trunk of 1,050 liters, with the rearmost seats folded down.
The usual tools contains an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, lane departure warning, cruise management and autonomous emergency braking. The highest mannequin XTR Aptitude even affords a 10-inch driver show. As well as, the transporter has as much as 26 storage compartments, with the “Modutop” roof lining providing 92 liters of space for storing in a translucent housing.
The Citroen e-Berlingo, much like its siblings Peugeot and Vauxhall, is underpinned by the PSA Groupe’s e-CMP platform, which even varieties the premise for the Citroen e-C4, Peugeot e-2008 and Vauxhall Corsa-e. The electrical van has a 136 hp / 100 kW motor that attracts from a 50 kW battery. It affords a variety of 171 miles on the WLTP cycle. The battery helps 100 kW quick cost to cost the battery to 80% in lower than half-hour.
An 11 kW onboard charger may be chosen as an choice, which might totally cost the e-Berlingo at residence on a 7.4 kW wallbox in 4 hours and 45 minutes.
The transporter has a loading quantity of as much as 4.4 cubic meters and a most payload of as much as 800 kg. To be able to optimize the vary, the drive practice of the electrical van can cost the battery when braking and decelerating. To start out the power restoration system, the motive force solely must press button “B” within the heart console.
Often requested questions concerning the Citroen e-Berlingo
When is the e-Berlingo launch date?
The order ebook for the Citroen e-Berlingo is now open within the UK, with deliveries anticipated to start within the final quarter of 2021.
That are the core rivals of the Citroen e-Berlingo?
The e-Berlingo will probably be on show alongside the Nissan e-NV200 Combi and the model new Renault Kangoo.
What does Citroen e-Berlingo value?
The Citroen e-Berlingo may be ordered within the UK with costs beginning at £ 29,575 (together with a £ 2,500 authorities grant).
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