Peugeot Citroen Australia is looking to introduce at least one more electric van, which would join the soon-to-launch e-Partner small electric van in the local line-up.

    The company’s managing director, Kate Gillis, told CarExpert the mid-sized e-Expert is one of the electric vans the company is currently investigating.

    “So we are under evaluation with the factory [about the e-Expert],” said Ms Gillis.

    “I am hoping to be able to provide some further information of that in due course.”

    Ms Gillis added Peugeot Citroen Australia has received a “number of inquiries about [the e-Expert], and is “very much an important part of [the company’s] range moving forward”.

    The Peugeot e-Expert was first revealed in 2019, with a hydrogen fuel-cell version called the e-Expert Hydrogen being unveiled in 2021.

    The e-Expert is based on the EMP2 platform, like the smaller e-Partner, and is powered by a front-mounted electric motor producing 100kW of power and 260Nm of torque.

    It’s available with either 50kWh and 75kWh or batteries, with a claimed range of 330km for the latter according to WLTP testing.

    The e-Expert is available with three lengths – Compact, Standard and Long – and all have a loading volume identical to the combustion version.

    It’s unclear if all versions of the e-Expert will come to Australia as the e-Partner will only be available in a single, long-wheelbase variant.

    Peugeot also claims towing capacity for the e-Expert is 1000kg and payload is 1275kg.

    Ms Gillis stopped short of saying whether the large e-Boxer electric van could launch in Australia, but said the local division has “a number of full electric [models], which we have got under consideration at the minute”.

    Peugeot Citroen Australia recently announced it has opened pre-orders for the e-Partner electric van ahead of first arrivals in mid-2023.

    Ms Gillis said the company is “delighted with the level of interest” for the e-Partner, which is priced from $59,990 before on-road costs and is over $20,000 more expensive than the equivalent combustion model.

    The Peugeot e-2008 electric small SUV is due in the third quarter of 2023, and could be joined by the e-208 electric hatchback later in the year.

    MORE: Everything Peugeot Expert

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

    Buy and Lease
    Uncover exclusive deals and discounts with a VIP referral to Australia's best dealers
    Uncover exclusive deals and discounts with a VIP referral to Australia's best dealers