Citroen Berlingo Electrique Prepares for LaunchWednesday, January 30, 2013 15:12 by Arman Barari
Citroen is one of the few car makers whose electric car program is focused more on commercial vehicles. That makes total sense, because CVs are practically running all day long and cause most of the pollutions. Citroen Berlingo Electrique is their answer to this problem.
The Electrique feature an electric motor under the bonnet, fed by a battery pack located under the load deck. So the load compartment of up to 3.7m3and payload of 636kg is the same as a normal diesel-powered Berlingo. The ECV also has a range of 106 miles on one charge, which is enough, considering the Berlingo is an urban delivery vehicle.
Charging the Berlingo Electrique’s 22.5kW batteries take up 9 hours using a domestic socket, but you can obtain a 380V three-phase terminal in quick-charge mode that gives you 80 percent charge in 35 minutes.
As for the power, the electric Berlingo has 49kW (67hp) and has a peak torque rating of 200Nm. It also features regenerative braking system, separate electric heating system, and Hill start assist coupled to the ESP system.
Final specs and pricing will be announced closer to the CV Show where the car will be launched.