Citroën is becoming a member of the area of interest electrical MPV sector with a battery-powered model of its Spacetourer van-based mannequin.
The e-Spacetourer, which might accommodate as much as 9 individuals, options an electrical motor placing out 134bhp and 192lb ft of torque instead of the usual mannequin’s diesel engine. Mated to a 50kWh battery pack, that’s sufficient for a WLTP-certified 143-mile vary and a high velocity of 80mph.
Three driving modes mean you can cut back or improve the ability degree to preserve vary. Eco mode drops the output to 80bhp and reduces the air-con energy draw, Regular will increase that to 107bhp and Energy brings the total 134bhp.
Citroën claims the under-floor positioning of the battery pack means there is no such thing as a impression on area inside over the usual, medium-length (4.95m) Spacetourer on which it’s based mostly. The battery itself is warrantied for eight years and 100,000 miles as much as 70% capability.
The e-Spacetourer comes with a Sort 2 house charger, with an non-obligatory 7.4kW wallbox supplied. It’s additionally able to speedy charging at as much as 100kW, taking the battery from empty to 80% in 30 minutes. Charging will be monitored through an app, whereas model-specific options resembling thermal pre-conditioning are added.
Pricing for the e-Spacetourer has but to be revealed however, with top-spec variations of the diesel mannequin costing upwards of £40,000, it’s prone to be in that area. First examples will arrive within the UK on the finish of 2020.