After the Peugeot e-Rifter and the Opel Combo-e Life, it is the turn of the Citroën Berlingo to electrify its version dedicated to individuals. The ë-Berlingo, named after it, borrows the same technical elements as its aforementioned counterparts.
The Stellantis group continues to electrify its range of minivans. For example, the Opel Combo e-Life and Peugeot e-Rifter models were revealed in early 2021, some time after their professional (or utility) variant. It is now the turn of the ë-Berlingo to make its grand entry into the family of trendy vehicles, we learn in a press release.
No surprise comes to brighten up this announcement, since the MPV takes more or less the same technical sheet as its aforementioned cousins. Namely a 50 kWh battery giving it an autonomy of 280 kilometers, a power of 100 kW (136 hp) for a torque of 260 Nm, a maximum speed of 135 km / h and two lengths to choose from (M or XL) that can accommodate up to 7 people.
Quick charge at the rendezvous
The short version is 4.40 meters long, compared to 4.75 meters for the XL variant. This has an impact on their boot space (in 5-seater configuration) which amounts to 775 and 1050 liters respectively. On the recharging side, the Citroën ë-Berlingo supports fast charging up to 100 kW which allows it to regain 80% of energy in the space of thirty minutes.
A charge on a 7.4 kW (single-phase) Wallbox will take 7:30, compared to 5 hours with a three-phase charger of 11 kW. For the most patient, your domestic socket can also act as a charger (with standard 8A socket or reinforced 16A socket). Note that the battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 160,000 km (for 70% of the capacity at the end of the engagement).
Launch in the second half of 2021
Inside, the Citroën ë-Berlingo has an 8-inch touch screen, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster and a host of driving aids: lane departure warning, attention alert, collision risk alert, Extended recognition of speed recommendation signs, blind spot monitoring system, cruise control and speed limiter, Park Assist, reversing camera or parking aid.
The vehicle will be available in concession in the second half of 2021. No price has yet been communicated.