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Citroën scoops trio of wins in DrivingElectric Awards

Citroën scoops trio of wins in DrivingElectric Awards

Citroën’s list of UK accolades for its ë-LCV range continues to grow with ë-Berlingo Van and ë-Dispatch Electric winning ‘Best Small Electric Van’ and ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ respectively in the DrivingElectric Awards 2022.

Completing the hat trick, Citroën Ami Electric is presented with the sought-after DrivingElectric ‘Innovation Award’.

The DrivingElectric Awards recognise the very best electric and hybrid vehicles available in the UK, as chosen by a panel of expert judges who drive thousands of miles in the UK’s latest electrified models before making their decisions.

These latest awards, for ‘Best Small Electric Van’ and ‘Best Medium Electric Van’, represent further recognition for Citroën’s ë-LCV range – Citroën is one of only a few manufacturers in the UK able to offer battery electric versions of its entire LCV line-up. Citroën will offer a choice of electrified variants across all vehicle models by 2025.   

New ë-Berlingo Van is the latest all-electric model to join Citroën’s ë-LCV line-up and features a 50kWh battery offering up to 171 miles of range (WLTP). It supports up to 100kW rapid charging, with an 80% charge taking just 30 minutes. New ë-Berlingo Van’s 4.4mload capacity is identical to that of the Diesel Berlingo Van, while a maximum payload of up to 803kg means new ë-Berlingo Van meets the needs of many fleets and SME users.

Richard Ingram, Editor of DrivingElectric, said: “The Citroën ë-Berlingo Van – along with its Peugeot, Vauxhall and Toyota stablemates – raises the bar when it comes to small electric vans. Excellent performance, versatility and charging performance make this a commercial vehicle suitable for the many, not the few. The fact it’s also available with seven seats for eco-conscious family buyers is the icing on the cake.”

Citroën ë-Dispatch Electric was the brand’s first ë-LCV model, and continues to be a highly practical, zero-emissions option in the medium van class. Available with either a 50kWh or 75kWh battery, ë-Dispatch offers up to 205 miles of range (WLTP) and provides drivers with a payload of up to 1,004kg.

Ingram added: “The Citroën ë-Dispatch is one of the best commercial vehicles you can buy. Using tried-and-tested technology from the Citroën ë-C4, the ë-Dispatch not only feels like a car to drive, it charges like one too; 100kW is standard across the range. With a choice of batteries and a maximum volume of 6.6 cubic metres, it’s an incredibly talented electric van.”

Citroën’s electric passenger vehicle offering was also recognised, with Citroën Ami Electric receiving the DrivingElectric ‘Innovation Award’. Launching in the UK in spring 2022, Ami is an electric quadricycle designed to meet the mobility needs of people in the UK’s cities and urban environments. Powered by a 5.5kWh battery, Citroën Ami Electric has a range of 46 miles and can be recharged in just three hours.

Ingram commented: “It’s rare a manufacturer launches a model that's so different to what’s gone before, it can be almost universally considered a game-changer. The Citroën Ami is exactly that – a vehicle designed to lighten the load on urban streets by offering a quirky, cheap and functional run-around, designed specifically with car-sharing in mind. We can’t wait to see these cool quadricycles in cities and on streets up and down the country.”

Eurig Druce, Citroën UK’s Managing Director, said: “It’s fantastic to receive these awards from DrivingElectric, for two of our ë-LCV models and the all-new Ami Electric quadricycle. These models form part our strategy to offer electrified variants across our entire vehicle line-up by 2025, with new ë-Berlingo Van and ë-Dispatch already forming part of our fully-electric ë-LCV range. Ami Electric is a unique mobility solution perfectly suited to the future of urban transport, so it’s pleasing to receive further confirmation that our decision to bring it to the UK is a wise one.”  

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