CITROEN has unveiled the e-Berlingo, a pure electric version of its MPV that was first introduced in 1996.
It features a 134bhp electric motor with up to 260Nm of torque. Connected to a 50kWh battery, the e-Berlingo can achieve up to 174 miles of range from a single charge under official WLTP testing.
The new model comes with three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Power, accessible via a control that allows the driver to choose the power output that best suits their needs.
To optimise range, the e-Berlingo 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 per cent of battery capacity).
The e-Berlingo comes as standard with a 7.4kW single-phase on-board charger and, as an option, an 11kW three-phase charger. Supporting a variety of charging methods, ë-Berlingo can be charged using anything from athree-pin plug to 100kW rapid charging.
A full charge from a 7kW Wallbox will take 7.5 hours, or five hours using a 22kW unit using three-phase power. Supporting up to 100kW DC fast charging, an 80 per cent charge can be completed in just 30 minutes.
In addition, the newcomer is equipped with functionality for deferred charging, for consuming electricity in off-peak hours, and for thermal pre-conditioning, enabling motorists to set the cabin temperature when the vehicle is plugged in and thus reducing battery consumption in the first few miles of their journey.
The new model is available in 'Medium' or 'XL' variants, with Medium models measuring 4.40m long and XL variants at 4.75m long. All variants are 1.90m tall andhave a tight turning circle of just 10.8m.
Inside the e-Berlingo you'll find up to 167-litres of storage space and up to 26 storage compartments within the cabin.
UK deliveries are set for the autumn, with prices yet to be revealed.