Peugeot e-Boxer electric van on sale in 2021 with 211-mile range

  • Full tech details of electric version of Boxer large van
  • Two battery sizes, four lengths, three heights, lots of variants
  • Impressive driving range and payload options

The Peugeot e-Boxer electric van was first announced at the 2019 CV Show in Birmingham, but will finally go on sale in the UK in 2021. The two-year delay has proved to be no bad thing, however, as it’s seen the driving range and capability of this new electric Peugeot Boxer increase substantially.

As a result, Peugeot claims the maximum driving range is now up to 211 miles per charge – though to do that you will need the bigger of the two battery packs. On the other hand, if payload is a priority, maximum payload is quoted as 1,890kg (more on this below).

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Peugeot e-Boxer technical specification

The Peugeot e-Boxer is all but identical to the Citroen e-Relay (they both 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.

Peugeot e-Boxer electric van - 2021, charging port

That’s 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, thanks to electric vans having an exemption from the usual 3.5t restriction.

Driving range, battery sizes and charging time

To reach that 211-mile claimed driving range you’ll need an e-Boxer with the bigger 70kWh battery pack option.

A small – and less expensive – 37kWh battery pack is also available, which gives a still usable 124 miles of driving range according to official WLTP standards.

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

As with any van, actual driving range will vary with payload, weather conditions and driving style.

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.

More common AC charging will need at least five hours for a full charge – nine hours for the big battery – and that’s still using a powerful 22kW supply. The e-Boxer offers 7kW charging as well, which will take even longer.

Body sizes and variants

The e-Boxer offers buyers plenty of choice. As well as panel vans, Peugeot will offer its large electric model as a chassis cab (with single and double cab bodywork) and a platform cab.

There are four available lengths (L1-L4), three wheelbases and three heights (H1-H3). The 70kWh battery is available with all but the smallest L1 versions; the 37kWh battery will only be offered with the L1 and L2 variants.

The batteries are mounted under the load floor, so there is no loss of load space – meaning panel vans can provide between 8.0 cubic metres and 17.0 cubic metres of cargo room.

Peugeot e-Boxer payload

Peugeot is claiming the e-Boxer’s maximum payload is 1,890kg – slightly less than the top whack for a Citroen e-Relay.

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

This figure applies to chassis cab models before rear bodywork is installed; Peugeot hasn’t released a figure for the panel vans, but based on the Citroen equivalents, the maximum payload for these will be around 1,260kg.

What are the rivals?

As well as the e-Relay, the e-Boxer is likely to share technical specifications with the 2021 Vauxhall Movano-e electric van – which will be introduced once Vauxhall switched over to this platform from the current Renault Master-based Movano this year; Vauxhall is now part of the same Groupe PSA family of companies as Citroen and Peugeot.

There is already a Renault Master ZE electric van, which can compete with the e-Boxer for payload but gets nowhere near for driving range – it’s a similar story for the Fiat E-Ducato. The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is only available as a single model and doesn’t get close for payload or range.

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

Peugeot e-Boxer price and on-sale info

At the moment we’ve not received any UK pricing for the e-Boxer, and are still awaiting a solidly confirmed UK on-sale date. We’ll update this page as soon as we have this information.

Also read:

>> Our main Peugeot Boxer review

>> The Parkers guide to electric vans

>> The best electric vans you can buy now

>> Electric vans coming soon