On the heels of Peugeot announcement of its new all-electric van, the e-Boxer, Citroën has announced its all-electric e-Jumper. It is expected to go on sale in Europe in late 2020 and will be available as a panel van, chassis cab, double cab chassis and platform cab, with 4 length and 3 height options. Depending on the version it will be able to carry a payload of up to 1890 kg and a loading volume up to 17 m3.
The shorter versions, L1 and L2, will be available with a 37 kWh battery allowing an expected 124 miles of WLTP range. The longer L2S, L3, and L4 will be available with a 70 kWh batteries allowing up to 211 miles of WLTP range. PSA partner, BEDEO, is responsible for the assembly of the battery packs, which have an 8 year, or 160,000 km for 70% charging capacity, guarantee. Its electric motor’s output high lands at 96 kW with 260 Nm of torque, and a top speed of 110 km/h (68 mph).
The press release mentioned 50 kW and 80% recharge in 45 to 60 minutes. However, charging is possible using 3.7-22 kW on-board chargers or DC fast chargers depending on the version.
The company is expected to complete the electrification of its commercial vans with the introduction of its all-new ë-Berlingo small van in 2021. With the announcements from Citroën and Peugeots of their large electric vans, it’s only a matter of time before we hear from PSA’s Vauxhall and Opel.