Groupe PSA announces 2021 launches for Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroen compact electric vans

Groupe PSA has announced that it will be launching the Vauxhall Combo-e, Opel Combo-e, Peugeot e-Partner and Citroën ë-Berlingo vans in 2021.

Following the 2020 launch of electric versions of their medium van models (D-Van) and large van (E-Van), the four brands, Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën, will complete their line-ups in 2021 with all-electric versions of their compact van (B-Van) and associated passenger cars.

Since 2019, Groupe PSA has launched all-electric or plug-in hybrid versions of all its new models. The Group’s objective is to offer a fully electrified portfolio by 2025.

The electric compact vans and the battery packs will be assembled at the Vigo plant in Spain, while the electric motors will be made in Tremery in France and the final drive gears in Valenciennes, France.

Coming from eCMP platform, the powertain is composed of:

  • A water-cooled 50kWh electric battery allowing power outputs of up to 100kW
  • A 100kW/136hp electric motor
  • An onboard charger available in two levels of power (7.4kW single-phase and 11kW three-phase).

Xavier Peugeot, senior vice-president of Groupe PSA’s Light Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, said: “With these all-electric versions of compact vans and associated passenger cars, Groupe PSA is continuing its electrification offensive and now offers a completely electrified LCV portfolio without compromises on performance.”

More details on specifications and prices will be announced closer to their launch date.

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now the editor of our three commercial vehicle titles: The Van Expert, The Truck Expert and Commercial Vehicle Engineer.

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