Citroen has unveiled a fully electric E-Berlingo Multispace, offering a range of up to 106 miles.
This zero emission addition to the Berlingo Multispace range extends Citroën’s electric vehicle offering, which already includes the C-Zero, E-Mehari (not available in the UK) and Berlingo Electric LCV.
Its lithium-ion battery packs are positioned in the subframe either side of the rear axle, which means the cabin layout and boot volume are retained.
The E-Berlingo Multispace has a modular design that can accommodate up to five people, or larger loads when the seats in row two are folded away.
The boot volume is among the best in class at 675 litres with five people on-board, increasing to 3,000 litres with the row two seats folded away. The row two seats can also be removed completely to create a fully flat load area.
The E-Berlingo Multispace can be recharged to 50% of its total range in 15 minutes or to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes from a dedicated rapid charge point.
This uses the vehicle’s D/C rapid charging port (CHAdeMO). The standard charge time is eight hours using the 16 A, Type 2 cable or as little as 10 hours from a domestic three-pin socket.
The motor also provides regenerative braking when the vehicle is slowing down, helping to recharge the batteries and reduce brake wear.
The new E-Berlingo Multispace develops 67hp (49kW) and has 200Nm of torque immediately available.
It also comes with remote-controlled functions for use via a smartphone.
These functions include a facility that allows the driver to pre-heat or cool the interior prior to accessing the vehicle. The driver can also remotely check their car’s battery charge level.
The E-Berlingo Multispace will be on sale in the UK during the third quarter of 2017.