The French car brand has announced local pricing for its first electric van, but it’s over $20,000 more expensive than its combustion alternative
Offered in a single variant, the E-Partner will start from $59,990 before on-road costs – some $20,000 more than the most expensive petrol Partner.
Powered by a 50kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the E-Partner will be capable of driving up to 245km (WLTP) on a single charge.
An electric motor mounted on the front wheels will produce outputs of 100kW/260Nm. Charging the E-Partner will take approximately seven and a half hours with a three-phase, 11kW wall box, or as little as 30 minutes with a 100kW fast charger.
The books are now open for the E-Partner in Australia and those interested are urged to contact their local Peugeot dealership.
The Peugeot E-Partner is expected to land in Australia during the second half of 2023.
Inside the E-Partner, there is 3.9 cubic metres of load space which can be accessed through the rear barn-style doors.
The E-Partner will feature safety technologies such as autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, speed sign recognition and both a reversing camera and reversing sensors.
Bluetooth and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard, however Peugeot Australia has not revealed the size of the infotainment screen. It’s likely to be the same 5.0- or 8.0-inch touchscreen as found in other Partner vans.
What’s changed over the last generation of E-Partner?
The Peugeot Partner is also known as the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot E-Rifter in other markets. Previously, the van featured the same battery and electric system used in the Mitsubishi I-MiEV small city car. It produced just 49kW of power.
The current E-Partner/ Rifter has been on sale in Europe since 2021.
Peugeot Australia says that final specification details will be available at the time of launch, however Peugeot have stated that the E-Partner will be available with several paint options.
Available colours include Ice White (no cost), Nera Black Metallic ($690), Artense Grey (Metallic is $690) and Platinum grey (Metallic is $690).
On Peugeot’s online configurator, the following features are available as options:
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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