The new 100% electric version of the Partner van sees Peugeot take another step in offering business users responsible mobility suitable for all kinds of use and a quieter driving experience.
The new Partner Electric combines the features which have already made the Partner a great commercial success (presently the UK’s best-selling small van) with modern and attractive styling, great modularity and practicality, with the best load volume in the segment and now with the driving experience of an electric drive train.
Aimed at all business users wishing to reduce their environmental footprint and fuel expenses, the Peugeot Partner Electric was first presented in its definitive version at the Brussels Motor Show in January, and is due for UK launch on 23rd May 2013.
Its advanced permanent magnet synchronous 49kW electric motor and 22.5kWh lithium ion battery pack gives the Partner Electric the potential for up to 106 miles, as tested on the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC). This, combined with innovative eco-driving control systems, allows the driver to limit energy consumption to a range compatible with the requirements of small van customers, 70%of whom mostly make daily journeys of less than 60 miles. With a top speed of 68mph, it positions the Partner Electric as the benchmark in its segment.
The new Partner Electric combines the features which have already made the Partner a great commercial success and the UK’s best-selling small van.
The Partner van is modern, stylish, with great modularity and practicality, and a class leading load volume of 3.3m3 and payload capacity of 636kg. It now benefits as an electric vehicle with zero vehicle emissions with no road tax or excise duty.
Competitively priced to customers at just £21,300 plus VAT, the Partner Electric qualifies for the 20% Plug in Van Grant which reduces the cost to £16,750.50 including OTR (On-The-Road) costs, excluding VAT.
The UK Government encourages the use of electric-powered vans with:
- £30 million support for the ‘Plugged in Places’ programme, promoting the installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
- Exemption from Benefit in Kind for business users
- Road tax exemption
- Congestion charge exemption in London
Unlike many competitors, the Partner Electric is presented as an ‘all-inclusive’ proposal which includes the vehicle, the battery, a 3-year/60,000 mile vehicle manufacturer warranty and a 5-year/40,000 mile drive-train and battery manufacturer warranty. The length of warranty provided on the Partner Electric both demonstrates Peugeot’s confidence in this new technology and also helps maximise the vehicle’s future residual value.