The electric version of the Peugeot Partner small van is set for launch in the UK next month where it is priced from £21,300. With PiVG(Plug in Van Grant) on your side, that would be reduced to £16,750, and that makes it good value given the car’s versatility and its decent electric performance.
The electric Partner is just as practical as the normal versions of the car when it comes to moving stuff around. The load volume is up to 3.3m3 on the L1 with a load length of 1.80m, a payload of up to 636kg – the best in its category ? and with a GVW of 2,225kg. It also has a retractable side passenger seat that provides both a flat floor and an additional 400 litres of load volume.
Performance-wise, the Partner comes with a 49kW electric motor and 22.5kWh lithium ion battery pack with a range of 106 miles, as tested on the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC). The 0 to 60 time is irrelevant, seeing as the top speed is only 68 mph. But you know, that’s more than what the average van drivers need.
The small van Partner comes with decent equipment, including ABS brakes including EBD and EBFD, Air conditioning and athermic (glare and temperature reflecting) windscreen, Remote central door locking, one-touch electric windows and door mirrors, Durable plastic floor covering and left-hand sliding door, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and Hill Assist (hill start aid).