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Peugeot has launched the new fully electric e-Boxer van in the UK. Soon to be available in selected showrooms, the new e-Boxer continues Peugeot’s... Peugeot’s e-Boxer and Citroën’s ë-Relay launch in the UK

Peugeot has launched the new fully electric e-Boxer van in the UK. Soon to be available in selected showrooms, the new e-Boxer continues Peugeot’s electrification strategy, with the brand set to offer an electric variant across its entire LCV range by the end of 2021. First examples of the new Citroën ë-Relay are also now in UK showrooms, with first deliveries commencing in September.

Peugeot’s e-Boxer is available exclusively in ‘Professional’ trim, and comes in three different body styles; Panel Van, Window Van, and Chassis Cab. e-Boxer also comes in three lengths: L2 (5,413mm), L3 (5,998mm) and L4 (6,363mm). With the battery located underneath the floor of the vehicle, the e-Boxer comes with a 15m3 maximum load volume, 1,150kg maximum payload and up to 1.87m internal width on Panel Van versions.

Customers will have the choice of two battery capacities, depending on the size of the vehicle. L2 variants feature a 37kWh unit, while L3 and L4 versions come with a larger, 70kWh battery. Both lithium-ion batteries are connected to a 90kW electric motor producing 350Nm of torque.

With the 37kWh battery, Peugeot says the e-Boxer is capable of travelling up to 73 miles on a single charge (WLTP), while the 70kWh battery increases the van’s range to 139 miles (WLTP). All e-Boxer vehicles come with a certificate of battery capacity after each service, with the lithium-ion battery guaranteed by an eight-year/100,000-miles warranty for 70% of its original charge capacity.

All e-Boxer models come standard with a 22kW Mode 3 Type 2 Charging Cable that is compatible with both single and three phase wallboxes. A full charge using a 7.4kW single phase wallbox can be achieved in six hours on 37kWh variants and in 12 hours on 70kWh models. The e-Boxer also supports 50kW rapid charging, allowing a 0-80% charge in just one hour.

Standard equipment includes a 5-inch capacitive colour touchscreen, Bluetooth®, DAB radio and satellite navigation, while the interior rear-view mirror features a display that relays key vehicle information to the driver. All Peugeot customers buying a new full electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle are also eligible for a six-month free subscription to BP Pulse – the UK’s largest public charging network.

Meanwhile, the 100%-electric ë-Relay is available exclusively in ‘Enterprise’ trim, and is also available in Panel Van, Window Van or Chassis Cab configurations. Panel Van versions are available in L2 (5,413mm), L3 (5,998mm) and L4 (6,363mm) lengths, while the Window Van is offered exclusively in L4 form. Chassis Cabs are available in the popular L3 length. The van offers up to 15m3 of load volume and 1,150kg of payload.

Customers have the choice of two Lithium-ion battery packs, a 37kWh option connected to a 120hp (90kW) electric motor available exclusively in the L2 Panel Van, or a 70kWh battery unit connected to the same 120hp (90kW) motor for all other body types. The 37kWh battery provides a WLTP certified range of up to 73 miles in the L2 Panel Van, while the 70kWh battery increases range up to 139 miles under WLTP testing for L3 and L4 variants.

All new Citroën ë-Relay models come with a Type-2 charging cable as standard, supporting charging of up to 22kW. A full charge from a 7kW wallbox unit will take six and 12 hours respectively, for the 37kWh and 70kWh versions. Both variants also support up to 50kW rapid charging. All battery units enjoy an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty .

New Citroën ë-Relay models come as standard with a five-inch colour touchscreen, DAB radio and satellite navigation, plus a new rear-view mirror that contains a small display with key vehicle information such as battery charge level and remaining range.