Concern PSA, like promised, began the transfer to electric traction of the younger models in its commercial line. The first van launched into orbit Berlingoturned into a Citroën ë-Berlingo Van. He received an electric motor with an output of 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 N • m, as well as a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 50 kW • h, which is enough for a mileage of 275 km on a single charge (WLTP cycle), and this is 105 km more than the Battery Partner past generation and the same electric Berlingo, and measured according to the more benign NEDC standard.
The car has a mode switch that limits the maximum power and torque of the motor. Eco mode limits them to 60 kW and 190 N • m, and at the same time minimizes the use of a heater or air conditioner, but without turning them off completely. The Normal level – 80 kW and 180 N • m, according to the firm, is a kind of balance between economy and performance. There is also a Power mode, revealing a full 100 kW and 260 N • m.
You can charge an electric van from a household network at eight amperes (up to 100% in 15 hours) or at 16 amperes (in 5.5 hours), from an AC wall charger (from 3.7 to 22 kW), and finally from a DC column with power up to 100 kW – up to 80% in half an hour. Naturally, all EV-specific functions and parameters can be controlled via the central screen (five inches by default and ten inches as an option) or remotely via the My Citroën app on your smartphone. The Citroën ë-Berlingo Van will hit dealerships in the second half of 2021.
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