Citroen Berlingo Electric Launched in UK
The new Berlingo Electric is said to incorporate the latest EV technology and offer a range of up to 106 miles (170 km) and a top speed of 68 mph (110 km/h) thanks to its 49kW electric motor and 22.5kWh lithium ion battery pack.
The vehicle can be fully charged in about 12 hours or 80 percent of capacity in only 35 minutes using a 380-volt three-phase terminal in quick-charge mode. Based on the LX trim, the Berlingo Electric is equipped with several safety and convenience features and will have a starting price of £21,300 (€24,914) + VAT.
“The new Berlingo Electric has been launched to meet the transport requirements of a number of significant specialist sectors. Our previous electric LCV experience showed that these specific operations include local authority applications such as meals on wheels, parks departments and many other metropolitan council applications. In addition, we expect to see Berlingo Electric demand come from urban-based, private sector businesses, where its ease of driving and silent operation are complemented by availability of public charging points and more favourable parking legislation,” said Scot Michael, Citroen’s Head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Centre Programme.
Full pricing details and specifications will be revealed near the vehicle’s UK on-sale date, scheduled later this year.
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