At the Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Show, the French PSA Group is currently offering a preview of future electric versions of the large Peugeot Boxer and Citroën Jumper vans, which are to be offered with two battery versions.
The Boxer Electric and Jumper Electric will be offered with 225 kilometres to NEDC for the lengths L1 and L2 and with 270 kilometres to NEDC for the lengths L3 and L4. PSA has not yet provided more details.
The vans will be built in the Italian Val di Sangro and then electrified and homologated by PSA’s partner BD Auto. Next year, PSA will also offer electric versions of the Peugeot Expert and Traveller models, the Dispatch and SpaceTourer from Citroën and, as reported, the Vivaro and Vivaro Life from Opel and Vauxhall respectively. The new editions of the Peugeot Partner Electric and Citroën Berlingo Electric models will follow in 2021.
“This selection represents a competitive advantage for our brands in a very competitive segment,” says Philippe Narbeburu of PSA. The company wants to strengthen its leading role in Europe by enabling emission-free driving and professional use of vehicles without customers having to do without anything.”
Half a year ago, PSA announced their plans to offer all-electric versions for its entire commercial vehicle range by 2025. According to the publication Les Echos, the French company’s electric offensive is specifically targetting the logistics sector on the “last mile”.
To date, competitor Renault’s Kangoo Z.E. has accounted for the majority of sales in the e-transporter market. But the Nissan e-NV200 is also very popular. In order to catch up quickly, PSA not only wants to update its offer, but also its rental system: Among other things, the group plans to rent out electric commercial vehicles at identical prices to conventionally powered counterparts in the future.