Peugeot’s new e-Expert is an electric version of the popular fossil-fueled Peugeot Expert commercial van. It will offer two different range options and three body lengths.
The new van will be available with a battery capacity of 50 kWh of 75 kWh, depending on the body size. The Compact and Standard variants come with a 50 kWh battery pack, which offers a range of up to 143 miles (WLTP); the Standard and Long variants can also be equipped with a 75 kWh pack, which offers a range of up to 205 miles.
The battery pack is located under the floor, and Peugeot says it doesn’t cut into the amount of cargo space. Payloads are up to 1,275 kg, and towing capacity is up to 1,000 kg, both the same as those of the legacy Peugeot Expert.
The e-Expert can be converted by coach-builders to enable various configurations (refrigeration, for example).
The new e-van is based on PSA’s EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform). Its electric motor delivers maximum power of 100 kW and maximum torque of 260 Nm. Top speed is 80 mph, and 0-100 km acceleration is 13.1 seconds.
Two on-board charging options are on offer: the standard 7.4 kW single-phase charger, or an optional 11 kW three-phase charger. DC charging is also supported, at rates up to 100 kW, which is expected to deliver an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
There are three driving settings: Eco, Normal and Power; as well as two regenerative braking modes.
The Peugeot e-Expert will be produced at PSA’s plant near Valenciennes, France, and is expected to go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2020.