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PSA presses ahead with LCV electrification

Electric versions of Groupe PSA’s compact electric van range, including the Peugeot Expert, Citroen Dispatch and Opel Vivaro, will be launched from 2020.

The move is part of the group’s plans for electrification, which will see its entire range of passenger cars and LCVs electrified by 2025.

The all-electric versions of the 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.

In Europe, Groupe PSA had a 24.7 per cent share of the LCV market in the first half of 2019. A group statement claims the arrival of the new electrified versions will enable it to grow its share.

Initially, the electric versions will offer two levels of travel range: – 124 miles on the WLTP cycle equipped with a 50 kilowatt/hour battery and 186 miles on the WLTP cycle equipped with a 75 kilowatt/hour battery