Pure-electric Citroen e-SpaceTourer on sale now

All-electric Citroen s-Spacetourer people carrier is available to order now, priced from £45,600 – and it has a maximum claimed range of 143 miles

Citroen’s new e-SpaceTourer minivan has finally reached the UK market, where it will act as a direct rival for the recently unveiled Volkswagen ABT e-Caravelle. Prices start from £45,600 including the Government’s £3,000 plug-in vehicle grant and first deliveries are expected to arrive in November.

UK buyers have their choice of two trim-levels. Citroen’s family-focussed Feel specification starts at £46,250 and offers seating for up to eight passengers and sliding runners for the second and third seating rows. There’s also a child observation mirror, a load restraint net and automatic dual-zone climate control with six roof-mounted vents.

Taxi and shuttle bus firms can opt for Citroen’s slightly less expensive Business trim, which adds an extra seat up front and tinted rear windows, but ditches the Feel specification’s carpets for hard-wearing TPO flooring.

Both models also come with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which features fresh graphics that display the EV’s energy flow and electricity consumption, as well a new menu to configure the van’s charging schedule and thermal pre-conditioning system.

There’s also an extensive range of driver assistance technology, including hill start assist, a driver attention alert, a blind-spot monitoring system, a reversing camera, a collision risk warning sensor and a head-up display, which Citroen says is unique to the segment.

New 2020 Citroen e-SpaceTourer: motor and drivetrain

The e-SpaceTourer is based on the same EMP2 platform as the combustion-engined SpaceTourer and, like the recently unveiled Citroen e-Dispatch, it’s powered by a 50kWh battery pack, which feeds a front-mounted electric motor with an output of 134bhp and 260Nm of torque.

The powertrain comes with three drive modes. Eco mode limits the motor’s output to just 80bhp and 190Nm of torque to maximise the battery’s range. Normal mode ups performance to 107bhp and 210Nm, which Citroen says is suitable for everyday driving – while Power mode unlocks the motor’s maximum performance.

Citroen says the e-SpaceTourer’s powertrain has a maximum range of 143 miles between charges – and, when plugged into a domestic 7.4kW wallbox charger, its battery pack will achieve a full charge in less than eight hours. When plugged into a 100kW rapid charger, the system will recover an 80 pe rcent charge in around half an hour.

As the battery pack is mounted under the vehicle’s floor, the e-SpaceTourer shares the same level of practicality as the combustion engined model. There’s still space for up to nine passengers across three seating rows, while the five-seat model’s boot is 100 litres larger than the diesel variant’s, with a maximum capacity 2,381-litres.

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