Citroën ë-BerlingoCitroën has unveiled ë-Berlingo, the latest version of its multi-award winning MPV that was first introduced in 1996.

New ë-Berlingo features a 100kw (136hp) electric motor with up to 260Nm of torque. Connected to a 50kWh battery, ë-Berlingo can achieve up to 174 miles of range from a single charge under WLTP testing. The new model comes with three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Power, accessible via a special ë-Toggle control that allows the driver to choose the power output that best suits their needs.

To optimise range, ë-Berlingo features a regenerative braking system that is designed to recover energy during braking and deceleration. To enhance energy recovery, the driver simply activates the 'B' button on the central console. The battery warranty is eight years or 100,000 miles (for 70% of battery capacity).

Laurence Hansen, Citroën's Product and Strategy Director, commented: “The electrification of Berlingo responds to two issues, offering sufficient range and making no compromises on practicality, so that our customers can enjoy their activities in all their diversity. New ë-Berlingo brings them an extra dose of serenity in their everyday lives with a seamless and silent drive, the satisfaction of preserving air quality, and a controlled motoring budget.

"These are strong expectations of this type of customer and highly strategic in this segment, as high-volume body types are particularly limited in terms of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. We are proud that Berlingo, the first leisure activity vehicle, ranks among the first to offer this alternative.”

New ë-Berlingo comes as standard with a 7.4kW single-phase on-board charger and, as an option, an 11kW three-phase charger. Supporting a variety of charging methods, ë-Berlingo can be charged using anything from a three-pin plug to 100kW rapid charging. A full charge from a 7kW Wallbox will take 7.5 hours, or 5 hours using a 22kW unit using three-phase power. Supporting up to 100kW DC fast charging, an 80% charge can be completed in just 30 minutes. New ë-Berlingo ranks among the best in its segment in terms of fast-charging times.

In addition, ë-Berlingo is equipped with functionality for deferred charging, for consuming electricity in off-peak hours, and for thermal pre-conditioning, enabling motorists to set the cabin temperature when the vehicle is plugged in and thus reducing battery consumption in the first few miles of their journey. These features can be accessed via the vehicle touchscreen (on selected versions) and via the MyCitroën app.

The new model is available in 'Medium' or 'XL' variants, with Medium models measuring 4.40m long and XL variants at 4.75m long. All variants are 1.90m tall and, thanks to a specially adapted power steering system, have an agile turning circle of just 10.8m.

New Citroën ë-Berlingo has been designed with segment-leading roominess and functionality, for an easy and pleasant drive experience.

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Fully aligned with the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, this new model places the emphasis on spaciousness, modularity, comfort, and a bright and airy cabin, providing an enhanced experience for five or seven occupants (depending on the version).

New ë-Berlingo boasts optimum storage capacity with up to 167-litres of storage space and up to 26 storage compartments within the cabin. The ingeniously designed, optional, Modutop® offers 92-litres of practical storage space on its own – which is easily accessible from the seats in row two and via the boot through the opening rear window.

New ë-Berlingo is distinguishable by the use of a subtle 'ë' monogram on the front grille and tailgate, as well as in touches of 'Anodised Blue' trim on the bumpers and side Airbumps®.

Inside, the central console is home to the ë-Toggle switch, which allows the driver to control the gearbox via the Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive and Regenerative Brake functions, together with the three driving modes: Eco, Normal and Power.

New ë-Berlingo’s 8-inch touchscreen includes an 'Energy' section in the menu, which provides access to energy flow information, consumption statistics and the activation of deferred charging or pre-set cabin temperature. A 10-inch high-definition digital instrument panel is also available (depending on the version), for optimal display quality and useful driving and navigation information. Drivers can configure the digital instrument panel display to suit their needs, highlighting the navigation system, energy-flow information or the driver-assistance systems.

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