PSA Group will offer full-electric versions of its Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Jumper medium vans as it completes plans to electrify its range of light-commercial vehicles.
The Boxer and Jumper are produced at the Sevel factory in Atessa, southern Italy, as part of a long-running joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
After production, the vans will be converted to electrical power and homologated by a Turkey-based company, BD Auto. BD Auto also offers conversions of Fiat Ducato medium vans, which are built on the same lines at the Sevel factory.
The electric Boxer and Jumper — which will be called the Citroen Relay — are being presented this week at the Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Show in England. Range will be either 225 km (140 miles) or 270 km (168 miles) on the NEDC test cycle, depending on the length of the van, PSA said.
Starting September 1, all LCVs sold in Europe will need to be homologated under the new Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure, or WLTP, which seeks to better replicate real-world driving conditions.