Peugeot to introduce Partner Electric commercial van

The Partner Electric features a 49 kW (67 hp) electric motor with torque of 200 Nm, and two lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 22.5 kWh.

 

Peugeot announced today that it will introduce an electric version of its Partner light delivery van, which will go on sale in the second quarter of 2013. It developed the new EV in partnership with Mitsubishi (Peugeot has been racking up respectable sales of its iOn EV, a rebadged version of Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV).

The Partner Electric features a 49 kW (67 hp) electric motor with torque of 200 Nm, and two lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 22.5 kWh. The battery packs are located on either side of the rear axle, an arrangement designed to preserve the van’s handling and cargo capacity. The Partner is expected to have a range of 170 km (105 miles).

The Partner Electric has two charging modes, and two separate charging sockets. In normal mode, it charges at up to 16 Amps with a charge time of 6 to 9 hours. In fast-charge mode, it operates at up to 125 Amps, allowing it to restore 80% of full charge in 30 minutes.

 

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