Peugeot e-Traveler: an electric van with up to 330 km of range and nine seats

A few days ago Peugeot introduced a new 100% electric member of its commercial range: the Peugeot e-Expert. Now the spotlight has transferred to the new electric version of its Traveler van: the Peugeot e-Traveler.

Designed for professionals and specialists in passenger transport, it has up to nine seats and equips two batteries with capacities of 50 kWh or 75 kWh and a range of up to 330 km. Orders will be opened from July for the battery with the lowest capacity, as confirmed by the brand.

New gearbox and three driving modes

On the outside, the e-Traveler maintains the design of the thermal version, with dichroic lions (a procedure that changes the color depending on the viewing angle), on the front and rear, a loading hatch on the left front wing and a new intermediate calender.

Inside we find an analog instrument panel with a range of colors adapted to electric mobility and specific graphics on the central touch screen with connected TomTom Traffic 3D navigator, which incorporates the available charging stations and the range of action depending on the autonomy remaining.

It is also equipped with a new automatic “e-Toggle” gearbox that gives access to Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive and Brake functions and a selector for the three driving modes: Eco, Normal and Power.

Eco (60 kW, 190 Nm): favors maximum range.
Normal (80 kW, 210 Nm): for daily use.
Power (100 kW, 260 Nm): optimizes performance when many people are transported with their respective luggage.

There are also two braking modes available, with adapted battery charging load typologies:

  • Moderate, for sensations close to those of a thermal vehicle.
  • Increased (accessible from the “Brake” indicator “B”, located on the gearbox control), to achieve a significant deceleration when releasing the accelerator pedal.

Based on the EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform) multi-energy modular platform, the e-Traveler offers a power of 100 kW (136 CV in Power Mode) and a maximum torque of 260 Nm. It reaches a maximum speed of 130 km / h and comes with two battery capacities.

50 kWh (18 modules): available in Compact, Standard and Long versions, this battery offers up to 230 km of autonomy according to WLTP.
75 kWh (27 modules): available in the Standard and Long versions, the autonomy extends to 330 km.

Performance and technology almost identical to the new Citroën ë-Jumpy and the Peugeot e-Expert.

As standard, this model incorporates a 7.4 kW single-phase charger and, as an option, an 11 kW three-phase charger. From a standard socket (8A) the full charge takes 31 h (50 kWh battery) or 47 h (75 kWh battery).

From a public charger or an electric station: the thermal regulation of the battery allows you to use 100 kW chargers and achieve a charge level of 80% in 30 minutes (50 kWh battery) or in 45 minutes (75 kWh battery).

In addition, the French firm offers a guarantee of 8 years or 160,000 km for the battery.

Three chassis lengths and two ranges

This electric minivan with a height of 1.90 meters, is available in three lengths: Compact (4.60 m), Standard (4.95 m) and Long (5.30 m).

It can carry up to 9 people with a luggage volume of 1,500 liters or up to 5 people with a cargo space of 3,000 liters, which can go up to 4,900 liters thanks to removable seats in the second and third row.

The new Peugeot e-Traveler is also available in two ranges, designed for the transport of people and leisure:

Shuttle: Designed for professionals and specialists in passenger transport (taxi, VTC, hotels, airports …) it is available in the Business (between 5 and 9 seats) and Business VIP (between 6 and 7 seats) finishes.

Multipurpose Combi: Designed for individuals, it is sold in Active and Allure finishes. This version allows you to get off the beaten track with Grip Control, a reinforced motor system that adapts to various types of terrain. Through a wheel located in the central part of the dashboard, the driver can select the traction mode he wants to use (Snow, SUV, Sand or ESP Off).

Depending on versions, rear passengers in rows 2 and 3 have separate leather sliding seats with armrests or split sliding benches 2 / 3-1 / 3. A single control tilts the seat, clearing a hallway towards the rear bench seat.

As with the Shuttle, access to luggage in the boot is made easier by a rear opening rear window.

Like the e-Expert, it will reach dealerships in Europe in the last quarter of 2020. As we have anticipated, orders for the 50 kWh battery will open from July and after the summer for the 75 kWh battery.

So far, prices have not been disclosed.

Author: Nabeel K

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