The new PEUGEOT e-Expert offers a 75 kWh battery with a range of up to 205 miles, or a 50 kWh battery with a range of up to 143 miles. It will go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2020.
The e-Expert offers two different ranges, three body lengths, up to 1000kg towing capacity and payloads of up to 1275kg.
PEUGEOT claims that nearly 80% of commercial vehicle drivers travel, on average, less than 124 miles per day. Town centres are also become increasingly restricted, with some only allowing 100% electric vehicle access. The fully electric model includes the Compact version which is designed for narrow streets and congested city centres.
There are three driving settings: Eco (60 kW) for optimising range, Normal (80 kW) for everyday use and Power (100 kW) for optimising performance when transporting heavy loads. The PEUGEOT e-Expert has maximum power of 100 kW and maximum torque of 260 Nm.
There are braking modes of Moderate and Emphasised, or B, for increased deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released.
Two types of on-board chargers are available, with a 7.4 kW single-phase charger as standard and an optional 11 kW three-phase charger.
Several types of charging are possible:
• 7.4 kW Wall Box: full charge in 7 hours 30 minutes (50 kWh battery) or 11 hours 20 minutes (75kWh battery) with the single-phase (7.4 kW) on-board charger
• From an 11 kW Wall Box: full charge in 5 hours (50 kWh battery) or 7 hours 30 minutes (75kWh battery) with the on-board three-phase charger (11 kW)
• From a public rapid charger: the cooling system of the battery allows the use of 100 kW chargers and to reach 80% charge in 30 minutes (50 kWh battery) or 45 minutes (75 kWh battery).
PEUGEOT is launching a range of services for the e-Expert including:
• Charging solutions for home or the workplace, partnering with home chargepoint providers to facilitate assessment and installation of the most suitable charging solution
• A public chargepoint offer
• Mobility Pass: rental scheme to provide access to an internal combustion vehicle for a longer trip when required
The battery is located under the floor, without any impact on the loading volume, and the battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km) for 70% of its charge capacity.
The new PEUGEOT e-Expert is available in the same versions as the internal combustion engines, up to 1275 kg, with the same towing capacity of up to 1000kg, but has a specially calibrated power steering system, with a turning circle diameter of 11.3m (for the Compact version between kerbs) and a height limit of 1.9m (depending on the version) which guarantees access to most car parks.
The new PEUGEOT e-Expert will go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2020.