Allied Electric has announced the latest additions to its range of all-electric cars, people carriers and light commercial vehicles.
Delegates at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Operator Show will be the first to see the nimble eBipper and flexible ePartner, designed and manufactured by Allied, in conjunction with Peugeot.
Glasgow-based Allied Electric already offers battery-powered versions of the Peugeot Expert and Boxer LCVs. The Bipper and Partner launches add several important new dimensions to the Allied range, with both vehicles offered in van and car versions.
The fully-electric Partner offers a multi-purpose small van with deceptive load space. The full 3.7 cubic metres of payload space is available in the ePartner, with a 549kg payload weight. The battery powered Partner Tepee likewise offers a highly flexible mid-size car with excellent boot space. eBipper provides a nippy 375kg payload van or a handy runabout car.
Both ePartner and eTepee provide a working range of 65 miles. Charging is available through an on-board, single-phase charger which simply plugs into a normal domestic socket or, in the case of the Partner, a dual-mode charger which can access either domestic single-phase or commercial three-phase supply.
Also on Allied Electric’s stand will be their existing eExpert and eTepee models. Both of these larger vehicles deliver a 100 mile range and a variety of model options are on offer. These include the L2 Expert panel van, crew cab and Expert Tepee people carrier plus the L2 or L3 Boxer panel van, which is also available as a minibus.
Visitors to the Allied Electric stand at the CV Operator Show (NEC, Birmingham, 13th to 15th April, stand number 5426) will also have the opportunity to test drive electric vehicles at the show.
Managing director Paul Nelson comments: “The launch of these two new zero emission vehicles completes our full range of Peugeot LCVs, from Bipper to Boxer. Electric vehicle orders have been building steadily and we hope to tap into further market segments with the introduction of these smaller all-electric models.
“With attractive functionality and pricing we also see significant market potential for the Bipper and Partner car models.”
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