The new e-Expert by Peugeot is an electric version of the iconic commercial Peugeot Expert fossil-fueled van. It will offer two choices of different size and three lengths of the body.
Depending on the size of the body the new van will be available with a battery capacity of 50 kWh or 75 kWh. The Compact and Premium variants come with a 50 kWh battery pack, providing a range of up to 143 miles (WLTP); the Short and Long variants can also be fitted with a 75 kWh pack, offering up to 205 miles of range.
The battery pack is placed under the floor, and Peugeot claims it doesn’t cut into cargo space. Payloads are up to 1,275 kg and towing power is up to 1,000 kg, exactly the same as Peugeot Expert’s legacy model.
Coach-builders may upgrade the e-Expert to allow for various configurations (e.g. refrigeration).
The new e-van is based on EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform) given by PSA. It’s electric motor produces 100 kW of maximum power and 260 Nm of maximum torque. Maximum speed is 80 mph and acceleration from 0-100 km in 13.1 seconds.
There are two options for on-board charging: a regular single-phase charger of 7.4 kW, or an optional three-phase charger of 11 kW. Also supports DC charging, at rates up to 100 kW, which is expected to deliver an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
Three driving settings are available: Eco, Normal and Power; and two regenerative braking modes.
The Peugeot e-Expert will be produced at PSA’s plant near Valenciennes, France, and in the second half of 2020, it is expected to go on sale in Europe.