Peugeot e-Boxer electric large van on sale in 2021: specs and details

  • Electric version of popular large van makes surprise debut
  • Third-party conversion but official Peugeot product
  • Promises impressive 1,215kg payload, up to 140-mile driving range

It’s not often you get a surprise world debut at a motor show these days, but Peugeot managed exactly that with the new Boxer electric van at the CV Show 2019. This new e-Boxer is now set to go on sale in early 2021.

Making its initial dash into the limelight alongside its sister van, the Citroen e-Relay, the e-Boxer name brings it into line with the e-Expert medium electric van, which will launch in autumn 2020.

What’s the range of the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?

Always the first question about electric vans, Peugeot claims the Boxer electric will travel between 99 and 140 miles per charge.

Peugeot Boxer Electric van - CV Show 2019 world debut, side view

The example on display is the smallest and lightest version however – an L1H1 with the lowest roof and shortest body length. Bigger, heavier versions may not go as far.

What’s the payload of the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?

Given the purpose of vans is to carry stuff, this really is the next most important question about electric versions, as the technology is typically rather heavy.

In this instance it’s good news, though, as even carrying the additional mass of a 44kWh battery pack, the e-Boxer in this configuration can carry up to 1,215kg. That’s an impressive amount for an e-van.

How fast and how powerful is the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?

Maximum speed isn’t so impressive, being limited to just 55mph. This helps the driving range.

Peugeot Boxer Electric van - CV Show 2019 world debut, what's under the bonnet

The motor isn’t particularly powerful at first glance either, producing the equivalent of 96hp. But electric vans make lots of torque, instantly, so getting moving shouldn’t be a problem here.

How long does it take to charge the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?

Charging time for the e-Boxer is anything between 16 hours and seven hours, depending on the potency of the charger.

Most will be charged overnight.

Who builds the Peugeot e-Boxer electric van?

The obvious answer would be Peugeot, wouldn’t it? But in fact, the electric motor conversion is carried out by a partner company called BD Auto.

Peugeot Boxer Electric van - CV Show 2019 world debut, rear view

It’s still an official product – but using a third party speeds up the electrification process and adds the flexibility for more versions of the Boxer to be converted. If it was being built on the standard Boxer production line, it would probably be limited to only a couple body variants.

VW is using the same approach with its e-Caddy and e-Transporter electric vans.

How much is the Peugeot e-Boxer and when does it go on sale?

No word on pricing just yet, but judging by rival models from Renault and LDV that are already on sale, you’ll need to budget around £60,000.

The very latest info suggests you will be able to buy an e-Boxer in early 2021, slightly delayed compared with original estimates. It will join the e-Expert, which launches in 2020, and be followed by an e-Partner small electric van set to go on sale later in 2021. 

Also read:

>> A-Z of the CV Show 2019

>> The Parkers guide to electric vans

>> Peugeot Boxer full review