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New all-electric Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace unveiled

Electric version of the Citroen Berlingo Multispace MPV will go sale later this year with a range of 106 miles

Citroen has revealed a new addition to its electric car and van range with the introduction of the E-Berlingo Multispace – an all-electric MPV that will go on sale in the UK this autumn. 

Citroen already makes an electric version of the Berlingo – it’s the firm’s electrified van. Unsurprisingly, the more passenger friendly E-Berlingo Multispace borrows its van sibling’s electric drivertrain, but replaces the loading bay with a rear row of seats and gains side and rear windows. With the three seats in place, boot space comes in at 675-litres, though folding them flat opens up a 3,000-litre loading bay. 

The E-Berlingo Multispace uses a 66bhp, 200Nm electric motor supplied with power from two individual battery packs mounted in the subframe either side of the rear axle. Together, these packs store 22.5kWh of charge. 

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Citroen claims the E-Berlingo Multispace has an all-electric range of 106 miles on the New European Driving Cycle – no change on the straight van variant. It is compliant with D/C rapid charging, so the batteries can be re-charged to 50 per cent of their capacity in 15 minutes or 80 per cent in half an hour when attached to a dedicated rapid charging point.

A full charge using a 16 A or Type 2 cable takes eight hours, while a standard domestic three-pin plug will get the job done in ten hours. 

In tune with the Multispace’s passenger friendly image, it comes with smartphone app operated remote controls – the driver can pre-heat or cool the cabin, and remotely check the charge level too. In the cabin, a 7-inch infotainment setup with sat-nav, smartphone Mirror Link and Bluetooth connectivity can be equipped. 

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Citroen has revealed no price for the E-Berlingo Multispace, though a tag around the £21,750 pre-VAT cost of the Berlingo Electric van seems likely. 

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