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Citroen to launch three electric vans by 2021

Citroen has revealed plans to launch three new electric vans by 2021. Starting with the electric Relay at the beginning of 2020, followed closely by an electric Dispatch, with a new electric Berlingo coming in 2021.

Laurence Hansen, Citroen product and strategy director said the objective of this electric LCV range is to “market an electrified version of each of its vans by 2021, benefitting from Groupe PSA’s finest knowledge and supplementing the efficient internal-combustion-engine range”.

The range will follow the Groupe PSA electrification strategy, whereby all vehicles in its range will feature an electrified derivative in addition to petrol and diesel versions. This strategy has been devised to give consumers the flexibility to choose their desired model and then the powertrain most relevant to them.

Using the Groupe PSA EMP2 multi-energy platform, the electric Dispatch will be offered with two battery sizes. A 50kWh version will provide a 124-mile range and a 75kWh version will provide a 186-mile range.