Citroën has launched its 100 percent electric version of the SpaceTourer, a large MPV that continues the company’s drive to electrify its range following on from the launch of the C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, Ami and ë-Dispatch.
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The vehicle is a response to increased customer demand for 100 percent electric vehicles in all sectors of the market. It follows the company’s ‘Inspired By You All’ electrification strategy which will see the launch of six electrified models in 2020. It is easy to re-charge – whether at home or in the workplace, be it via a Wallbox or a super-fast Public terminal and also features connected services to help manage the various vehicle systems. The vehicle also provides sufficient range for the vast majority of journeys, offers access to restricted areas with zero CO2 emissions and delivers significantly reduced running costs.
ë-SpaceTourer will be offered in the UK with143 miles/230 km of range (WLTP) and a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with 18 individual modules. The EMP2 platform allows the battery pack to be fitted under the floor – fully preserving SpaceTourer’s cabin and boot space, and hence its overall practicality.
The charging port is on the left-hand front wing on ë-SpaceTourer and charging operates when in Park mode. It can be charged at home with a mode 2 cable, is also compatible with a standard domestic socket and also with private or public accelerated charging, requiring a Wallbox and a mode 3 cable. It can be charged from zero to 100 percent in less than 8 hours with a 7.4 kW Wallbox and can also be super-fast charged at a mode 4 public charging point, charging a 50 kWh battery to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
Users can manage the battery charging process and see how charging is progressing via the MyCitroën app. To make charging easier for UK customers, Citroën has entered in to a partnership with Pod Point, which supply and install accelerated charging points (Wallboxes) that allow an ë-SpaceTourer to charge fully in 8 hours (based on a 7.4 kW charging point).
Citroën ë-SpaceTourer will arrive in UK dealerships at the end of 2020.