Following the announcement of the Vauxhall Vivaro-e and Citroën ë-Dispatch, fellow PSA brand Peugeot has announced details of its version of the same van, the e-Expert.
Like its stablemates, the e-Expert will be powered by a 136hp motor and a choice of either a 50kW or 75kW battery, for a range of 143 or 205 miles, respectively.
It will go on sale in the second half of 2020, but all three brands have yet to announce prices.
Three body styles are available: Compact, Standard and Long. Compact is only available with the smaller battery, Long is only available with the large battery, while the Standard model can be specified with either.
Regardless of the battery size, the van can be rapid charged at 100kW. This means the 50kWh battery can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes, rising to 45 minutes for the 75kWh battery.
The e-Expert can also be charged from a wallbox or a domestic socket. However, the cable for a domestic socket needs to be purchased as an accessory and to take advantage of faster triphase wallbox charging capability, buyers will need to tick the option box for the 11kW on-board charger. As standard, the ë-Dispatch can only charge at 7.4kW from a wallbox.
The load volume is identical to the diesel versions, ranging from 4.6m3 to 6.6m3, depending on the version. The payload is 1,000kg as standard, but increased payload versions with 1275kg are available.
The van is 1.90m tall, guaranteeing access to most car parks, and the width between the wheel arches is 1.25m. All versions can tow up to 1.0-tonne and the compact version has a turning circle of 11.3m between kerbs.
To make it easier for customers to switch to an electric van, Peugeot is offering three support programmes. Easy-Charge offers customers a range of charging solutions for home or the workplace, as well as access to public charge points. Easy-Move is a rental scheme that provides access to an internal combustion vehicle for a longer trip when required.
The third programme, Serenity, offers adapted service contracts and roadside assistance, a certificate of battery capacity, and a battery guarantee for 8 years or 100,000 miles.