Citroën’s new all-electric e-Dispatch van hits the market

If you are looking to make the switch to electric, the Citroën e-Dispatch van is now available to order in the UK from £25,053.

You may already be familiar with Citroën’s classic Dispatch van, and you’ll be pleased to know that the electric version offers all the same advantages. A bigger plus, however, is that the e-Dispatch provides users with the freedom to access urban centres whilst allowing longer periods between charges.

Citroën is no stranger to the electric van, with the e-Dispatch joining five electrified models launched in 2020 – including the Ami, C5 Aircross PHEV, e-C4 and e-SpaceTourer.

Unsurprisingly, the e-Dispatch comes with the same market-leading features as the rest of the popular Dispatch van range. These include payloads of up to 1262kg, 1-tonne towing capability and almost 100 litres of storage space.

Driving comfort is also ensured by the variable-stiffness springs, the AMVAC shock absorbers and the suspension set up for precise steering.

The new van comes in a choice of three body sizes; XM, M and XL, and three trim levels; X, Enterprise and Driver, to support the needs of both fleet and business users.

X – This version offers all the essential features including electric parking brake, heated mirrors, Citroën Connect Box and cruise control with a programmable speed limiter.

Enterprise – If you are looking for something more versatile, the Enterprise is for you. It adds convenient features such as a dual passenger bench with a fold-up outer seat, a fold-down writing table and extra storage space.

Driver – The Driver is intended for long-distance driving, with the addition of features that include an Active Safety Brake, driver attention alert, blind-spot monitoring and Citroën Connect Nav with voice recognition.

A further point to consider is Citroën UK’s new partnership with Pod Point. Pod Point supplies and installs accelerated charging points that allow the e-Dispatch to charge in fully in 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Citroën plans to offer an electrified version of every light commercial vehicle in its line-up, with 100 per cent of its range available with electric power by 2025.