Groupe PSA to launch all-electric versions of its compact van range from 2020
Peugeot Expert, Citroen Jumpy, Opel Vivaro and Vauxhall Vivaro will come in all‑electric versions from 2020
Groupe PSA, the makers of Peugeot, Citroen and Opel have announced that 100% of the Groupe PSA LCV range and their passenger car equivalents will be electrified by 2021.
Xavier Peugeot, Senior Vice-President of Groupe PSA’s Light Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, said: “Groupe PSA is pushing ahead with the electrification of its LCV range by offering electric versions of compact vans for business and individual customers. Without compromising on features, the range will help strengthen our leadership in this segment in Europe. In 2021, our entire range of LCVs and their passenger car equivalents will be electrified.”
Since 2019, all new models launched by Groupe PSA come with either all-electric or plug-in hybrid powertrains. The aim is for the Group’s entire passenger car and LCV range to be electrified by 2025.
In an increasingly urbanized environment, Groupe PSA’s new generation of compact vans has been designed around the EMP2 multi-energy platform to offer zero-CO2 mobility for individuals (passenger car versions) and freight (commercial vehicle versions), responding in particular to the development of e-commerce activities.
Groupe PSA leads the LCV segment in Europe, with a 24.7% market share in the first half of 2019.
The all-electric versions of the four brands’ compact vans will be assembled at the Hordain plant in northern France and equipped with electric powertrains assembled at the Trémery plant in the country’s east. The electric versions will offer two levels of travel range: 200 kilometers on the WLTP cycle equipped with a 50 kWh battery and 300 kilometers on the WLTP cycle equipped with a 75 kWh battery.