Citroën has revealed pricing and specification for the new ë-Berlingo, the all-electric version of the brand’s MPV.
With order books now open for the new ë-Berlingo, Citroën says prices for the all-electric car, which is available in five-seat and seven-seat form, will start from £29,575, with the current plug-in car grant applied.
The new ë-Berlingo features a 50kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 100kW (136hp) electric motor, allowing the new model to achieve a range of up to 174 miles from a single charge under WLTP testing.
It supports up to 100kW rapid (DC) charging, with an 80% re-charge taking less than 30 minutes, while a full charge from a 7.4 kW single-phase wallbox takes 7.5 hours thanks to the 7.4kW on-board charger.
Customers with access to three-phase power can specify an optional 11kW on-board charger that will charge new ë-Berlingo in 4 hours 45 minutes, when using a wallbox that also supports this faster home-charging solution, says Citroën.
The new model comes with three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Power, accessible via a special ë-Toggle control that allows the driver to choose the power output that best suits their needs.
To optimise range, ë-Berlingo also features a regenerative braking system that is designed to recover energy during braking and deceleration.
To enhance energy recovery, the driver simply activates the 'B' button on the central console. The battery warranty is eight years or 100,000 miles (for 70% of battery capacity).
New ë-Berlingo is available as ‘M’ (medium) or ‘XL’ (extra-large) variants. M versions come with five seats, while the XL version features two additional folding seats in a third row, bringing the total occupant capacity up to seven.
Boot space in M versions ranges from 775-litres to 3,500-litres with all passenger seats folded forward, while the XL model increases available boot space to between 1,050-litres and 4,000-litres.
M versions can carry items up to 2.70m in length, while the larger XL model comes with a 3.05m maximum load length.
For improved storage flexibility, all M versions come with a two-height parcel shelf, while the XL version features a retractable parcel shelf. In total there are 26 different storage compartments inside new ë-Berlingo, which combine to add an extra 167-litres of useable space in the cabin.
From launch in the UK, new ë-Berlingo is available with two trim choices, ‘Feel’ and ‘Flair XTR’, with Feel models available as M or XL variants, while Flair XTR is sold exclusively in M length.
The Feel M version has a P11d value of £32,020, while the XL model has a P11d price of £34,020.
Feel models come as standard with 16-inch steel wheels with a ‘Twirl’ cover design, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, Airbump technology, electric door mirrors and automatic windscreen wipers. All versions also feature sliding side doors.
Inside, all Feel models come with a ‘Nemo’ grained interior ambiance, Green Mica Cloth, a folding front passenger seat and a 1/3 – 2/3 folding second row bench. All models come with tray tables on the back of the front seats.
All Feel models are delivered as standard with an eight-inch touchscreen, featuring both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
To ensure the safety of drivers, passengers and other road users, Feel models come with Citroën’s Safety Pack that features Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Safety Brake, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, and Driver Attention Alert. All Feel models also come as standard with rear parking sensors.
The top-of-the-range Flair XTR model, which has a P11d price of £34,725, comes with 17-inch ‘Spin’ alloy wheels, XTR badging, black roof bars and door mirrors, orange fog light surrounds, and orange flourishes on the Airbump panels.
Inside, the Flair XTR trim comes with a Resada Green interior ambiance and Line Green Fabric, as well as a 10-inch fully digital driver display and Citroën Connect Nav that features real time traffic updates and connected services.
The Citroën Connect Box with Emergency & Assistance system puts drivers in touch with a trained advisor in the event of an accident or a breakdown.
The Flair XTR version also adds a head-up display and a 180° colour reversing camera for easier manoeuvring.
Laurence Hansen, Citroën's product and strategy director, said: “The electrification of Berlingo responds to two issues, offering sufficient range and making no compromises on practicality, so that our customers can enjoy their activities in all their diversity."