Peugeot e-Boxer electric van now in UK showrooms

  • Full tech details of electric version of Boxer large van
  • Two battery sizes, three lengths, three body types
  • Well priced, but UK payload and driving range won't impress you

These are the full pricing and specification details for the new Peugeot e-Boxer electric van, which has now arrived in UK showrooms.

The entry-level e-Boxer costs from just £49,335 - although for that you get only 73 miles of official driving range, and a payload that falls considerably short of the best rivals.

Bigger models of Peugeot e-Boxer get a larger battery back, offering a more palatable 139 miles per charge at a higher £55,085 starting price. But also even less payload.

All electric Boxers come in the Professional trim level - we've detailed the standard equipment below - while UK buyers can choose between three lengths as well as standard panel van, window van and chassis cab body types.

Maximum payload is 1,150kg for the panel van; previously 1,890kg has been quoted for the chassis cab, but the UK press release hasn't confirmed this so it may be lower here than on the continent. 

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Peugeot e-Boxer technical specification

The Peugeot e-Boxer is all but identical to the Citroen e-Relay and Vauxall Movano-e (they all share a platform with the Fiat Ducato, though Fiat’s E-Ducato is an independent development), and built on Peugeot’s behalf by British-based third-party converter BEDEO.

It comes with a 90kW electric motor in place of the 2.2-litre BlueHDi turbodiesel fitted into standard Peugeot Boxers, which drives the front wheels via a single-speed transmission. This offers Drive, Neutral and Reverse settings only, and is operated by buttons on the centre console rather than a traditional lever.

Peugeot e-Boxer electric van - 2021, charging port

That 90kW rasting is equivalent to 122hp, in line with the least powerful diesel Boxer, but with a lower 260Nm of torque compared with the diesel’s 310Nm. The e-Boxer is likely to feel pretty lively around town, as electric vehicles provide all their torque instantly, but will feel slower on bigger roads and motorways.

Maximum speed is limited to 68mph for 3.5-tonne (3,500kg) gross vehicle weight versions, while the heavier-hauling 4.0-tonne (4,000kg) models are restricted to 56mph. Either can be driven on a regular UK driving licence under certain circumstances, thanks to electric vans having an exemption from the usual 3.5t restriction.

Driving range, battery sizes and charging time

To reach that 139-mile claimed driving range you’ll need an e-Boxer with the bigger 70kWh battery pack option.

The shorter 73-mile driving range is provided a 37kWh battery pack. Both figures are WLTP-approved, though you'll likely find real-world mileage to be less, and perhaps dramatically so with a heavy payload and in cold weather.

Peugeot e-Boxer electric van - 2021, being plugged in

If you can find a 50kW DC rapid charge point, and don’t mind paying the cost to use it, either battery pack can apparently be charged to 80% in an hour.

Using a typical 7.4kW Wallbox charger of the kind likely to be installed at homes or workplaces, then you'll need six hours to charge the 37kWh battery pack and 12 hours for the 70kWh versions, though that is 0-100%. The e-Boxer is also compatible with faster 22kW Wallbox chargers which can be installed where a three-phase power supply is available.

Body sizes and variants

In the UK, the e-Boxer can be bought in three lengths - labelled L2, L3 and L4 - and just one roof height (buyers elsewhere get greater choice). The L2 model, which only comes as a panel van, is the only one available with the smaller 37kWh battery pack, all the others are fitted with the 70kWh battery.

Either way, the batteries are mounted under the load floor, so there is no loss of load space. Up to 15.0 cubic metres of load volume is available in the largest Boxer electric van.

Peugeot e-Boxer payload

The highest payload rating Peugeot is quoting for an e-Boxer panel van is 1,150kg. That's 340kg less than you can carry in a Renault Master ZE, according to the official figures for that van, while the E-Ducato can manage as much as 1,885kg - a huge 735kg more.

Originally, Peugeot was quoting 1,890kg as maximum payload for the e-Boxer chassis cab, but this won't apply to the models available to UK buyers.

Peugeot e-Boxer standard equipment

The e-Boxer comes in Professional trim level only, and includes all of the following standard equipment:

  • 5.0-inch touchscreen with DAB radio and satellite-navigation
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Air-conditioning
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Heated electric mirrors
  • Interior rear-view mirror with built-in information display (presumably easier than making changes to the main instrument cluster)

Disappointingly, you'll note safety items such as autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitors and lane departure warning aren't fitted as standard - though you can add these and a number of other safety-related items from the options list, apparently.

Peugeot e-Boxer electric van - 2021, front view, white

The only obvious visual differences on the outside are the badges on the front wings and rear door.

Currently, anyone who buys a Peugeot electric vehicle (or plug-in hybrid) gets a free six-month subscription to the BP Pulse charging network - the UK's largest.

What are the rivals?

Putting aside the in-house rivals from Citroen and Vauxhall, we've already mentioned the Renault Master ZE and Fiat E-Ducato large electric vans. There is also the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter, but this is presently only available as a single model with a very short driving range.

Also on sale in 2021 is the new Maxus eDeliver 9, while future rival models include the Volkswagen e-Crafter, MAN eTGE, and hugely powerful Ford E-Transit.

Peugeot e-Boxer price and on-sale info

The Peugeot e-Boxer is available to order in the UK now.

Prices range from £49,335 to £59,750 - excluding VAT but including the government Plug-In Van Grant.

Not cheap compared with a diesel Boxer, but as well as providing zero emissions driving, the e-Boxer should also be cheaper per mile to run thanks to the lower cost of electricity (depending on how you charge it) and offer lower servicing costs. 

Also read:

>> Our main Peugeot Boxer review

>> The best electric vans you can buy now

>> The Parkers guide to electric vans

>> Electric vans coming soon

>> Everything you need to know about the electric van grant