Groupe PSA has announced plans to launch four electric vans next year.
Based on the Citroën Dispatch, Peugeot Expert, Opel Vivaro and Vauxhall Vivaro, the electric vans will be offered in both commercial and passenger configurations.
All four models will be built at the Hordain plant in France and be equipped with an electric powertrain that is sourced from the Trémery plant. PSA didn’t go into too many specifics, but confirmed the vans will be offered with two different battery packs.
The entry-level models will have a 50 kWh battery pack which will enable the vans to have a range of approximately 124 miles (200 km) in the WLTP cycle. Since that’s not very far, PSA will also offer a larger 75 kWh battery that increases the range to around 186 miles (299 km).
PSA didn’t say much else about the vans, but the company believes the models will play an important role in increasing their market share in Europe. That seems possible as the company said they’re leading the light commercial vehicle segment with a 24.7% market share in the first half of 2019.
PSA’s senior vice president of the light commercial vehicles business unit, Xavier Peugeot, also noted “Groupe PSA is pushing ahead with the electrification of its LCV range by offering electric versions of compact vans for business and individual customers. Without compromising on features, the range will help strengthen our leadership in this segment in Europe.”
The electric vans are part of PSA’s electrification push and their entire passenger car and LCV range is set to be electrified by 2025.