Peugeot Partner Electric, the electric van will be manufactured in Vigo

Peugeot Partner Electric

Two years ago we know that PSA will manufacture electric vans in the plant that are in Vigo from 2012. In these 24 months have known details, like for example the planned production rate will be set at around 15,000 units per year, but until a few hours ago is not known what will definitely be the first electric van. Now, it has been confirmed to be the Peugeot Partner Electric, derived from the model internal combustion namesake.

In developing this variant has intervened Mitsubishi, which has become the perfect partner for PSA to develop electric vehicles affordably. The Peugeot Partner Electric motor has been replaced by a propellant thermal electric power of 49 kW, and a constant torque of 200 Nm. The batteries will feed located on said motor vehicle floor, next to the rear axle. The capacity is 22.5 kWh, which allows a range of 170 km under the European NEDC test cycle.

Peugeot Partner ElectricBatteries have two different charging methods. Using a socket on one of the front wings, you can perform a conventional load up to 16 amps, you need nine hours to fully recharge the batteries. Through a plug should be located where the fuel filler flap, you can access a quick charging method that, through a 125 amp charger, can charge up to 80% of the battery in 25 minutes.

The Peugeot Partner Electric also has energy recovery braking and a special temperature management that reduces battery consumption of the car. The integration of the entire switchgear hardly reduces the load capacity of the Peugeot Partner. It is offered in two body types (normal and long), having a maximum load volume of 3.3 to 3.7 cubic meters in length respectively 4.38 and 4.63 meters.

The Peugeot Partner Electric will begin to be offered in European showrooms later this year. The production will start in the first quarter of 2013 at the factory in Vigo. The company has not said how fast will the truck producer in the first months of life, although it is difficult on occasion to reach the figure of 15,000 units announced earlier this year. For now know what price to sell in Spain, so I do not know if it’s a rival according to Renault Kangoo ZE, its most direct competition.

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