After yesterday's announcement of a new Peugeot Partner Electrique (see story), we've news now that Citroen is to release a new electric Berlingo.
Developed on the same platform as the Partner, Citroen will unveil the new Berlingo electric van at the Hanover Motor Show later this month. Based on the current combustion Berlingo, the electric model, like its Peugeot cousin, is developed through PSA Peugeot Citroen's partnership with Mitsubishi.
This electric collaboration has already given birth to the Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero models, which are based on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric city car.
The new electric Berlingo retains much of the qualities already seen on the combustion model, with a load volume up to 4.1 m3 and a payload capacity of 675 kg.
The production of a new electric van builds on Citroen's growing reputation for low carbon vehicles, with the range now including a number of models using the e-HDi micro-hybrid technology and the Hybrid4 technology in the DS5.
A pre-production electric Berlingo will debut at the Hanover Motor Show which opens next week (18-27 September 2012).
Faye has been writing about cars and environmental issues since 2007. A suspected eco-warrior working on the corporate inside, Faye mainly likes the weird, quirky vehicles that show a distinct environmental advantage. Her ideal car has enough room to fit a bale of hay in the boot. When not working, she likes nothing better than to head out on her bicycle and explore the countryside.
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