AUTO NEWS – New all-electric Citroen e-Dispatch van revealed

New all-electric Citroen e-Dispatch van revealed

Citroen has unveiled an all-electric model of its mid-sized Dispatch panel van. It’s referred to as the e-Dispatch – and it’ll go on sale within the UK throughout the second half of 2020, becoming a member of the Peugeot e-Skilled and Vauxhall Vivaro-e within the PSA Group’s all-electric industrial automobile line-up. 

The Citroen e-Dispatch relies on the identical EMP2 platform as regular Dispatch fashions, and it’s powered by the electrical motor discovered within the Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall e-Corsa superminis, which develops 134bhp and 260Nm of torque. Citroen says the electrical powertrain permits the e-Dispatch to haul a most payload of 1,275kg, at a prime pace of 80mph.

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Patrons can have the selection of two battery packs – an entry-level 50kWh unit which gives a most WLTP vary of 143 miles, or a bigger 75kWh unit which bumps the e-Dispatch’s vary as much as 205 miles. When plugged right into a home 7.4kW wallbox charger, the previous unit takes lower than eight hours to recharge, with the latter taking round 11 hours.

As well as, each fashions provide assist for 100kW fast-charging, which permits the 50kWh unit to get better an 80 % cost in round 30 minutes. Citroen says its 75kWh battery pack can obtain the identical state of cost in roughly 45 minutes utilizing the identical system.

New 2020 Citroen e-Dispatch: physique and chassis configurations

Just like the combustion-engined Dispatch, the e-Dispatch is out there in three physique types – XS, M and XL. The smallest possibility has a most storage quantity of 4.6 cubic metres, whereas the most important boasts a capability of 6.6 cubic metres. As well as, all fashions have a 1.25-metre extensive load bay, which is broad sufficient for the Euro-pallet normal.

Two chassis setups may also be obtainable. Citroen’s Employee variant is designed to be used on development websites and options raised suspension, underbody safety panels and a particular traction management setup referred to as Grip Management. In the meantime, the model’s Driver specification is aimed toward supply staff on the highway, and provides a spread of driver help expertise and additional sound dampening.

New 2020 Citroen e-Dispatch: trim-levels

The Citroen e-Dispatch will probably be obtainable in three trim-levels – X, Enterprise and Driver. The entry-level mannequin will come as normal with Bluetooth connectivity, an electrical parking brake and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors.

Citroen’s mid-range Enterprise mannequin consists of rear parking sensors, air-conditioning, automated headlamps and wipers, an alarm system and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with assist for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The flagship Driver variant options all of the gear of the Enterprise variant, however provides 17-inch alloy wheels, sat-nav, a 180-degree parking digicam, entrance parking sensors, a blind spot monitoring system and a number of security gear corresponding to lane departure warning, lively security braking and a pace restrict recognition system. Costs will probably be revealed shortly. 

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AUTO NEWS – New all-electric Citroen e-Dispatch van revealed


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