Aimed at SMEs, deliverers and craftsmen, the New Citroën ë-Berlingo Electric Van will be renewed in 2022 with a version that is both more efficient and more versatile. The owner’s tour in five points!
While Low Emission Zones are expected to multiply, Citroën is renewing its range of electric utility vehicles. A pioneer in 1997 with the first generation of the electric Berlingo, the chevron brand is renewing its star model with a version that no longer has much to envy to diesel engines.
Up to 275 km range
New Citroën e-Berlingo electric van benefits from the synergies offered by the different Stellantis brands. Designed on the basis of the group’s EMP2 platform, Citroën’s electric utility vehicle inherits the same mechanics as those of its cousins at Peugeot and Opel. We thus find an electric block delivering up to 100 kW of power (136 horsepower). Capable of reaching up to 130 km/h, it is powered by a battery with a capacity of 50 kWh.
In the WLTP cycle, the manufacturer announces up to 275 km of autonomy with a charge.
Full in 30 minutes
With the New Citroën e-Berlingo electric van, charging will not be a problem. Equipped as standard with a quick connector based on the Combo standard, Citroën’s electric utility vehicle tolerates up to 100 kW of charging power. Enough to recover 80% of energy in about 30 minutes.
Without having to make a detour to the pump, recharging can also take place at home or at work. Tolerating up to 7 kW of power (11 kW as an option), the on-board charger allows a full charge in 7.5 hours, the equivalent of overnight. To take advantage of this, however, you will need to install a wallbox. A solution that the manufacturer offers in parallel with the sale of the vehicle.
|Type of refill||Loading time|
|DC – 100kW||30 minutes (0 – 80%)|
|AC – 7.4kW||7:30 a.m.|
|AC – 11kW||5 hours|
An interface dedicated to electricity
If the New Citroën e-Berlingo electric van repeats the lines of the thermal versions, Citroën has adapted the operation of the equipment. On board, the 10” digital instrumentation permanently displays the state of charge of the battery as well as the consumption. As for the central touch screen (8”), it offers an “energy” section which groups together all the information related to electrical operation: energy flow, consumption statistics, load programming, etc.
The MyCitroën mobile application is also evolving accordingly. In addition to the features offered in terms of geolocation and performance monitoring, it allows remote access to the battery charge level and the estimate of the remaining autonomy. Added to this is the possibility of programming delayed charging and starting the preconditioning of the passenger compartment before boarding the vehicle.
A practical and modular electric utility
Good news ! New Citroën e-Berlingo electric van loses nothing in quality compared to the other engines in the range. On the program: two silhouettes (size M of 4.40 m and size XL of 4.75 m) and 5 versions including one in size XL in crew cab.
In the van version, the loading capacity varies between 3.3 and 4.4 m3 for a payload of up to 800 kg. Icing on the cake: the New Citroën e-Berlingo electric van also offers a towing capacity of up to 750 kg.
Sliding side door, wooden floor, girafon, parking assistance, reversing camera, site pack, etc., like its thermal cousins, Citroën’s new electric van offers around thirty optional equipment. Enough to meet the needs of a large majority of professionals.
A price starting at €159 excl. VAT/month
In terms of prices, Citroën relies on Long-Term Rental to seduce the pros. On its website, the chevron brand highlights an offer starting at €159 excluding tax per month (as of 02/01/2022). Spread over 60 months and 50,000 km, it includes a 1er rent reduced to €5,015 before tax once the ecological bonus has been deducted.
Of course, the full purchase solution is still offered. For the basic van version, count a starting price of €25,500 excluding tax, bonus deducted.