The Peugeot Partner is a popular mid-size panel van that is already affordable to run in fuel-driven form. However, the electric variant is even more cost-effective to operate, making it even more attractive to businesses. The Partner Electric is environmentally friendly too, because it emits zero CO2 emissions.
This smooth-handling van delivers a car-like driving experience. The Partner Electric’s 95bhp battery produces 215Nm of torque, which contributes to the vehicle’s agile performance, making it particularly suitable for driving in busy urban environments. An 11-metre turning circle helps in this regard too. Moreover, the van can achieve a top speed of 68mph – and, upon a full charge, offers a maximum 106-mile range.
The Partner Electric is simple to charge. All you need to do is plug it in to a domestic power source, whether at home or at work. Or, you can take advantage of more than 5,000 rapid charging stations, which can be found all over the UK and Ireland.
A full charge using a standard power source normally takes about ten hours. With a rapid charging unit, however, it takes just 30 minutes to charge from zero to 80 percent. It’s also worth noting that the vehicle features regenerative braking, which provides reserves of battery power.
This electric van’s instrument binnacle includes a battery meter, making it easy to keep tabs on battery charge levels at all times.
The Peugeot Partner Electric is offered in two load lengths: L1 and L2 – and each variant features twin sliding side doors. In addition to wide-opening rear doors, this allows easy, flexible access to the cargo bay.
This electric light commercial vehicle features a comfortable three-seat bench, which easily accommodates a trio of adults – and offers plenty of support, even during longer journeys. The Partner Electric is quieter than its diesel-driving counterpart too.
Payload, length and load space are, respectively, 636kg, 1.8 metres and 3,300 litres (L1 models) or 552kg, 2.05 metres and 3,700 litres (L2 variants). Six tie-down hooks are supplied too – ideal for securing cargo. Moreover, the vehicle’s batteries are concealed beneath the load floor, ensuring that space for consignments is not compromised.
Thanks to the vehicle’s all-electric status, a 20-percent subsidy on the purchase price can be claimed from the government. The van is also exempt from London’s Congestion Charge, among other things – so going all-electric certainly has many advantages. For added peace of mind, the vehicle’s battery comes with an eight-year manufacturer warranty.