All-electric Citroën ë-Relay van: everything you need to know

Date Posted 26th August 2021
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 Citroën ë-Relay models come with a Type-2 charging cable as standard

Citroën’s biggest and most spacious all-electric van has entered the UK commercial market. Available to drivers in a well-appointed ‘Enterprise’ trim, the all-electric Citroën ë-Relay van comes in three configurations: Panel Van, Window Van or Chassis Cab.

Meeting the needs of fleet and business customers, the electric ë-Relay joins the award-winning Citroën ë-Dispatch in the brand’s LCV line-up.

All-electric Citroën ë-Relay Van: Body style and specs

Panel Van versions are available in L2 (5,413mm), L3 (5,998mm) and L4 (6,363mm) lengths, while the Window Van is offered exclusively in L4 form. Chassis Cabs are available in the popular L3 length. With up to 15m3 of load volume and 1,150kg of payload, the new ë-Relay really does offer outstanding practicality and versatility.

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Customers have the choice of two Lithium-ion battery packs. There’s a 37kWh option connected to a 120hp (90kW) electric motor available exclusively in the L2 Panel Van. Or a 70kWh battery unit connected to the same 120hp (90kW) motor for all other body types. The 37kWh battery provides a WLTP certified range of up to 73 miles in the L2 Panel Van. While the 70kWh battery increases range up to 139 miles under WLTP testing for L3 and L4 variants.

New Citroën ë-Relay models come as standard with a five-inch colour touchscreen, DAB radio and satellite navigation. Plus a new rear-view mirror contains a small display with key vehicle information such as battery charge level and remaining range.

All-electric Citroën ë-Relay Van: More benefits

All new Citroën ë-Relay models come with a Type-2 charging cable as standard, supporting charging of up to 22kW. A full charge from a 7kW wallbox unit for the 37kWh and 70kWh versions will take six and 12 hours, respectively. Both variants also support up to 50kW rapid charging. All battery units enjoy an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for added peace of mind.

With zero tailpipe emissions, the new ë-Relay is exempt from current Congestion and Ultra Low Emissions Zone charges. It also has an attractive 0% company van tax rate.

If you don’t want to wait to get into the ë-Relay, Hippo Leasing has a wide range of Citroen vans available. You can find the best nationwide van leasing deals here.

By the end of the year, customers will also be able to order the most compact electric van in the Citroën range – the eagerly-anticipated ë-Berlingo Van. Fleet and business customers will be able to choose the compact, medium or large Citroën van that best meets their needs. And then opt to have it delivered with an efficient all-electric powertrain.

Prices for the new Citroën ë-Relay start from £49,335 (after PIVG is applied, excluding VAT).