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New models | 11 04 2013
Introducing the new Peugeot Partner Electric Van

The new 100% electric version of the Partner van sees Peugeot take another step towards offering business users a responsible vehicle suitable for all kinds of use and a quieter driving experience.

peugeot partner electric van

The new Partner Electric combines all the features which have already made the Partner a great commercial success (presently the UK’s best-selling small van) with modern and attractive styling, great modularity and practicality, the best load volume in the segment and now with the driving experience of an electric drive train.

Aimed at all business users wishing to reduce their environmental footprint and fuel expenses, the Peugeot Partner Electric was first presented in its definitive version at the Brussels Motor Show in January, and launches in the UK on 23rd May 2013.

All of the modularity and loading capacity features which have made the Partner such a great success are present in the Partner Electric. The load volume is up to 3.3m3 on the L1 with a load length of 1.80m, a payload of up to 636kg - the best in its category − and with a GVW of 2,225kg.

With its Multi-flex bench seat, the Peugeot Partner Electric retains the exclusive features of modularity which have characterised the Partner van since its launch:

  • This equipment, unique in the small van segment, can accommodate three people in the front - perfect for business users who can transport colleagues and equipment with fewer journeys
  • The retractable side passenger seat provides both a flat floor and an additional 400 litres of load volume. This increases the loading capacity to 3.7m3 on the L1 with a load length of 3 metres
  • The side seat cushion folds on the seat back to allow transportation of high loads
  • The folding seat back of the central seat also offers a ‘mobile office’ function with its table design feature

Its advanced permanent magnet synchronous 49kW electric motor and 22.5kWh lithium ion battery pack gives the Partner Electric the potential for up to 106 miles, as tested on the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC). This, combined with innovative eco-driving control systems, allows the driver to limit energy consumption to a range compatible with the requirements of small van customers, 70%of whom mostly make daily journeys of less than 60 miles.  With a top speed of 68mph, it positions the Partner Electric as the benchmark in its segment.

Key standard features include:

  • ABS brakes including EBD and EBFD
  • Air conditioning and athermic (glare and temperature reflecting) windscreen
  • Remote central door locking, one-touch electric windows and door mirrors
  • Durable plastic floor covering and left-hand sliding door
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill Assist (hill start aid)

Competitively priced to customers at just £21,300 plus VAT, the Partner Electric qualifies for the 20% Government Plug-in Van Grant which reduces the cost to £16,750.50 OTR, excluding VAT.

The UK Government encourages the use of electric-powered vans with:

  • £30 million support for the ‘Plugged in Places’ programme, promoting the installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
  • Exemption from Benefit in Kind (BIK) for business users
  • Road tax exemption
  • Congestion charge exemption in London

Unlike many competitors, the Partner Electric is presented as an ‘all-inclusive’ proposal which includes the vehicle, the battery, a 3-year/60,000 mile vehicle manufacturer warranty and a 5-year/40,000 mile drive-train and battery manufacturer warranty. The length of warranty provided on the Partner Electric both demonstrates Peugeot’s confidence in this new technology and also helps maximise the vehicle’s future residual value.

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