New electric Berlingo goes 7-Up

Tom Barnard

17.5.2021

Citroën has put a price on its new ë-Berlingo, the all-electric version of the van-based family car. It will be one of the most spacious electric cars available and will be the cheapest seven-seat EV with prices starting at £31,575, or £29,575 after the grant for the smaller five seater.

The ë-Berlingo features the same 50kWh battery pack and a 134bhp electric motor which is used across the Vauxhall/Peugeot/Citroen range, allowing it to achieve a range of up to 174 miles.

It accepts up to 100kW rapid (DC) charging, with an 80% charge taking less than 30 minutes, while a full charge from a 7.4 kW single-phase wallbox takes 7.5 hours.

Citroen Berlingo Electric front 3/4 static, plugged in on a driveway Berlingo features the 'Airbump' squishy cushions to protect bodywork

The ë-Berlingo is based on a van, but has gained a cult following among drivers who appreciate no-nonsense motoring. It is available as ‘M’ (Medium) or ‘XL’ variants with M versions measuring 4,403mm long and 1,844mm high. The XL version is 4,753mm long and 1,849mm high.

M versions come with five seats, while the XL version features two additional folding seats in a third row. Boot space in M versions ranges from 775-litres to 3,500-litres with all passenger seats folded forward, while the XL model increases available boot space to between 1,050-litres and 4,000-litres. To put that into perspective, Volvo’s biggest estate (the V90) offers 723 and 1,526 litres.

If that’s not enough there are 26 different storage compartments inside new ë-Berlingo, which combine to add an extra 167-litres of useable space in the cabin.

Citroen Berlingo electric interior in studio, looking bak over seats from the windscreen 26 storage compartments inside add to the massive carrying capacity

The £31,575 ë-Berlingo Feel XL will easily be the cheapest seven-seat all-electric car available, at around a third of the cost of a Tesla Model X and half the new Mercedes EQB

Citroen Berlingo electric dashboard and facia, in studio, left hand drive Top versions have plenty of tech including CarPlay


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