PSA launches Vivaro-e electric van

A new mid-sized electric delivery van is set to come on the market later this year, with PSA launching the Opel Vivaro-e. This will go head to head with the Nissan e-NV200 and the Mercedes Benz e-Vito.

PSA is taking orders for the vans in June for delivery at the end of the summer. Prices have yet to be announced on the Vivaro-e, which will have the largest battery in the segment at 75kWh. This will give a WLTP assessed range of around 206 miles (330km). 

As ever batteries are the most expensive component of such vehicles and there will be shorter range options including the 50kWh model that offers a WLTP range of 144 miles (230km) per charge – more than ample for a day’s urban deliveries. The batteries can take a decent fast charge too with either a 7.4kW or an 11kW AC home base charger and up to 110kW of fast charging – the latter will give 70% charge in just half an hour.

Caro capacity is maximised thanks to the battery bay sitting under the van floor. It is set to have a cargo capacity of 1.275 tonnes that the automotive giant says is comparable with many diesel vans. There are three body lengths and the ability to tow a trailer – a first in this segment.