Peugeot adds to flurry of electric van reveals with the e-Expert
14th May 2020 Danny Morgan
Hot on the heels of Vauxhall, Nissan and Citroen, Peugeot has unveiled its new fully electric van – the e-Expert.
Peugeot is part of Groupe PSA, which also includes Citroen and Vauxhall, so the reveal of electric vans from these manufacturers in the space of a few weeks does tally with the group’s overall electrification strategy.
In addition, the Vivaro-e, e-Dispatch and the new Peugeot e-Expert are all based on the same EMP2 modular platform.
The e-Expert has the same battery and range options as its Citroen counterpart, with the 75kWh option offering 205 miles of range and 143 miles for the smaller 50kWh variant.
This is plenty according to Peugeot as nearly 80% of commercial vehicle drivers travel less than 124 miles per day.
There are three body lengths available with up to 1000kg towing capacity and payload capacity of 1275kg. The e-Expert will go from 0-62mph in 13.1 seconds and has a top speed of 80mph.
Charging times match those of the Citroen e-Dispatch, with a 0-100% charge using a 7.4kW Type 2 home or office charge point taking up to 11 hours for the bigger battery version. This can be reduced to nearly seven hours if you upgrade to the optional 11kW on-board charger for faster AC charging.
Using a public rapid charger for DC charging, the e-Expert can recover to 80% in 30-45 minutes.
Peace of mind
Peugeot is also offering a “Mobility Pass” rental scheme which provides access to a petrol or diesel vehicle for longer trips when required.
In addition, the battery is guaranteed for eight years or 100,000 miles for 70% of its charge capacity.