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.