Electric eBipper van and ePartner vansApril 14, 2010
Peugeot’s Bipper and Partner vans are now available as electric versions, thanks to a conversion by Allied Vehicles.
Allied Vehicles has launched the two new electric vans at the CV Operator Show. The eBipper van and ePartner vans provide zero emissions transport, combined with a practical payload and load area based on the already successful Peugeot Bipper and Partner models.
All eBipper and ePartner models have a range of 65 miles. The eBipper offers users a 375kg payload and 2.8 cubic metres of loadspace while the ePartner provides 549kg of payload and a 3.7 cubic metre load area.
They join the eExpert and eBoxer van, which have been designed and manufactured by Allied in Scotland in conjunction with Peugeot.
Charging is available through a domestic power socket or, in the case of the Partner, a dual-mode charger which can access either domestic single-phase or commercial three-phase supply. A three year warranty is provided on both the vehicle and the Axeon batteries (also a Scottish company).
After 18 months of development and half a million pounds of investment, the Glasgow-based company – which is the UK’s largest producer of wheelchair accessible vehicles – has orders for nearly 50 of the EVs as more companies and government bodies commit to reducing their vehicle carbon footprint.
Allied Vehicle’s Managing Director Paul Nelson comments: “The launch of these two new zero emission vehicles completes our full range of Peugeot LCVs, from Bipper to Boxer. Electric vehicle orders have been building steadily and we hope to tap into further market segments with the introduction of these smaller all-electric models.”
“More companies have to reduce their carbon footprint on urban deliveries and our electric product range meets all these demands.”
Prices will be announced in the next few weeks.