- 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
Here’s what we know so far.
What’s the range of the Peugeot Boxer Electric van?
Always the first question about electric vans, Peugeot claims the Boxer Electric will travel between 99 and 140 miles per charge.
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 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 Boxer Electric 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 Boxer Electric van?
Maximum speed isn’t so impressive, being limited to just 55mph. This helps the driving range.
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 Boxer Electric van?
Charging time for the Boxer Electric is anything between 16 hours and seven hours, depending on the potency of the charger.
Most will be charged overnight.
Who builds the Peugeot 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.
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 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 forthcoming e-Caddy and e-Transporter electric vans.
How much is the Peugeot Boxer electric and when does it go on sale?
We’re expecting to see the Boxer Electric on sale sooner rather than later, hopefully before the end of 2019.