THE compact van segment in Europe represents more than 750,000 vehicles per year, and the Peugeot Expert has been increasing its market share every year since its launch in 2016.

Now, the Peugeot Expert offers a 100 percent electric version, the Peugeot e-Expert.

Nearly 80 percent of commercial vehicle drivers travel, on average, less than 124 miles per day, making the all-new Peugeot e-Expert an ideal choice. In addition, town centres are become increasingly restricted, with some only allowing 100 per cent electric vehicles access.

True to the brand's ‘power of choice’ philosophy, the all-new Peugeot e-Expert retains the same design of the internal combustion engine versions, complemented by additional features.

On the inside, with a redesigned centre console, there is an analogue handset with colour matrix and specific electric data; specific graphics for the central touch screen with TomTom Traffic 3D connected navigation; a new ‘e-Toggle’ automatic gearbox control; and an electric parking brake.

The all-new Peugeot e-Expert offers three driving settings from the mode selector: Eco (60kW) for optimising range; Normal (80kW) suited for everyday use; and Power (100kW) optimises performance when transporting heavy loads.

The instrument display shares key EV information: A power-meter displaying consumption levels (Eco, Power, Charge); a consumption gauge for heating and air conditioning; a battery power level gauge; and a colour matrix to display energy flow, charge (current or delayed), on-board computer information and range.

The performances (in POWER mode) are as follows (data under approval): The maximum speed is 80mph; and has a 0 to 62mph time of 13.1 seconds.

The all-new e-Expert is the first Peugeot electric vehicle to offer two battery capacity options, the 50 kWh and 75 kWh. Compact and Standard are available with the 50 kWh battery, with a range of up to 143 miles according to the WLTP certification protocol. Standard and Long can also be equipped with a 75 kWh battery with a range of up to 205 miles, according to the same WLTP protocol.

Two types of on-board chargers are available, to suit all uses and all customer charging solutions, with a 7.4 kW single-phase charger as standard and an optional 11 kW three-phase charger. Charging modes are flexible and adapted to each daily situation. Several types of charging are possible: 7.4 kW Wall Box: full charge in 7h30 (50kWh battery) or 11h20 (75kWh battery) with the single-phase (7.4 kW) on-board charger.

From an 11 kW Wall Box: full charge in 5h (50 kWh battery) or 7h30 (75kWh battery) with the on-board three-phase charger (11 kW). From a public rapid charger: the cooling system of the battery allows you to use 100 kW chargers and to reach 80 percent charge in 30 minutes (50 kWh battery) or 45 minutes (75 kWh battery).

The payload volumes are the same as those of the internal combustion engines and the payloads, adapted to the 100% electric engine, up to 1275 kg.

The all-new Peugeot e-Expert It will go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2020.