The Peugeot Boxer Electric has been unveiled at the Birmingham commercial vehicle show, joining the growing crowd of vans relying on pure electric power.
The fully-electric van will be offered with two electric drivetrains. The first has a range of 227km using the NEDC cycle – noted for being much easier than the latest WLTP test – and will be available on the two shortest body lengths.
The longer bodies will use an uprated system with an estimated range of 272km, once again on the simpler NEDC test.
Peugeot has yet to provide other details about the electric drivetrain, including power, torque, battery capacity or charging time. Additionally, prices have yet to be announced.
Both the Peugeot Boxer Electric and Citroen Relay Electric will be produced alongside their internal combustion siblings at the joint venture factory in Italy, which also makes the Fiat Ducato. BD Auto then installs the electric drivetrain and homologates the electric vans.
Electrified drivetrains are coming to the rest of PSA Group's van and people mover range. From 2020, an electrified drivetrain will be offered in the Peugeot Expert and Traveller, Citroen Dispatch and SpaceTourer, and Vauxhall Vivaro and Vivaro Life.
In the size class down, the Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo will enter a new generation in 2021. These new models, along with their Opel and Vauxhall siblings, will also be offered with an electrified drivetrain.
The diesel Boxer is scheduled to go on sale in Australia from late 2019. There's no word yet on the electric version for our market.