The latest eco-model on the UK market, the Berlingo Electrique, will be making its UK debut at the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show on the 9th-11th April at the NEC Birmingham.
The van is due to go on sale in the second half of the year, and will be powered by a 23kWh lithium-ion battery. It develops peak torque of 200Nm and drives front wheels via a speed reducer and single-ratio gearbox. The Electrique can be fully recharged from a domestic power supply in around eight hours; 35 minutes will provide 80% of the capacity.
Each model comes with ESP as standard as well as Hill Start Assist, and instrumentation which provides information on energy consumption. The van also includes heating and air-con.