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PSA’s electric trio wins 2021 International Van of the Year

The PSA Group’s electric vans, the Peugeot e-Expert, Citroen e-Dispatch/e-Jumpy, and Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-e have been named as the 2021 International Van of the Year (IVOTY).

Since 2019, all new models launched by Groupe PSA come with either all-electric or plug-in hybrid powertrains. The Group says its aim is for its entire passenger car and LCV range to be electrified by 2025. As for the Light Commercial Vehicles portfolio in Europe, it will even be completely electrified before the end of 2021.

Following the 2019 International Van of the Year award for the Peugeot Partner, Citroen Berlingo van, Opel/Vauxhall Combo range, this second IVOTY award in just two years confirms the market-relevance of Groupe PSA’s new generation LCV and its electrification strategy.

PSA says the new Peugeot e-Expert, Citroen e-Dispatch, and Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-e were designed as part of a cross-business program and offer payloads and loading volumes without compromise to all clients: artisans, companies, and administrations.

Groupe PSA’s new generation of compact vans have been designed around the EMP2 multi- energy platform to offer zero emission mobility for the passenger car as well as LCV markets, responding in particular to the development of e-commerce activities and services.

The all-electric versions of the four brands’ compact vans are assembled at the Hordain plant in northern France and equipped with electric powertrains assembled at the Trémery plant in the country’s east.

The vans’ driving range varies from 230 to 330 km, PSA says, thanks to their WLTP equipped 50 and 75 kWh batteries.