Peugeot e-Boxer electric van: details, specs and pictures
Technical details of the upcoming Peugeot e-Boxer electric van have been confirmed. The e-Boxer shares a platform with the forthcoming Citroen e-Relay and claims a maximum range of 124 to 211 miles depending on bodystyle. Peugeot says these figures are still subject to final approval and notes that 80% of commercial-vehicle drivers cover less than 120 miles per day.
The e-Boxer will be offered in three different wheelbase lengths (3, 3.45 and 4.04 metres), with the panel-van version coming in four different body lengths (L1, L2, L3 and L4) and three different body heights (H1, H2 and H3), for a total of five different shapes offering between 8 and 17 cubic metres of load volume and a maximum payload of up to 1,890kg.
Power comes from a 120bhp electric motor that generates a maximum of 250Nm of torque, fed by either a 37 or 70kWh battery. The smaller battery is fitted to the L1 and L2 body lengths and gives the van a 124-mile range, while the larger is fitted to the L3 and L4 versions, for 211 miles' driving range. Top speed is limited to 68mph and the battery comes with an eight-year/160,000-kilometre warranty.
Unlike some other electric vans, the e-Boxer comes with rapid-charging functionality as standard; it's capable of taking an 80% charge from a 50kW public rapid charger in an hour. The 37 and 70kWh versions will charge up in five and nine hours respectively from a 22kW wallbox (usually fitted at commercial premises), while a 7kW domestic wallbox will do the same job in six and 12 hours respectively.
On the outside, only the presence of an 'e-Boxer' badge on the rear door and 'e' badges on the front wings differentiate the electric Boxer from its sister models. Single and double chassis-cab versions, along with a cab-floor version, are also available, allowing custom bodywork and equipment to be mounted on the e-Boxer according to customers' requirements.
Inside, the e-Boxer has three drive-mode select buttons instead of a gearlever, allowing the driver to select Drive, Neutral and Reverse, while the rear-view mirror has a built-in display showing range, charging and battery status information.
A single 'Premium' trim level applies across the e-Boxer range; this incorporates as standard Bluetooth audio, a five-inch screen and steering-wheel controls, rear parking sensors, manual air-conditioning, automatic lights and wipers, plus heated electric mirrors.
Optional extras include sat nav and a reversing camera, as well as numerous active safety systems, such as autonomous emergency braking, line-crossing alers, traffic-sign recognition, auto-dipping headlights, blind-spot monitoring, cruise control and hill-descent control. 'Grip Control' traction control for better performance on loose surfaces and LED running lights can also be specified.
UK pricing for the Peugeot e-Boxer is set to be confirmed closer to its on-sale date.