PSA has confirmed that electric versions of the Peugeot Expert, Citroën Dispatch and Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro will launch in 2020 ahead of the arrival of wider electrified options.
The latest generation of the vans has been designed around the EMP2 multi-energy platform to bring emission-free solutions in line with group plans. Since 2019, all new PSA models come with either all-electric or plug-in hybrid powertrains. The aim is for the group’s entire passenger car and LCV range to be electrified by 2025.
Marking a change of direct, the electric version of the compact vans will be assembled at the Hordain plant in northern France and equipped with electric powertrains assembled at the Trémery plant in the country’s east.
Buyers will have a choice of two batteries: a 50kWh pack giving a 124-mile range and a 75kWh variant with a 186-mile range.
Xavier Peugeot, senior vice-president of Groupe PSA’s Light Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, said: “Groupe PSA is pushing ahead with the electrification of its LCV range by offering electric versions of compact vans for business and individual customers. Without compromising on features, the range will help strengthen our leadership in this segment in Europe. In 2021, our entire range of LCVs and their passenger car equivalents will be electrified.”