The Citroen e-Berlingo may not be one of the most eye-catching electric cars you’ll see on British roads, but it’s the most practical and useful.
This is a Berlingo van version that offers a large interior space, suitable for carrying large families or large volumes of furniture. But, with the 136bhp electric motor and the water-cooled 50kWh lithium ion battery, the actual range is less than 150 miles, will its performance be affected or not?
We tested the car for several months to find the answer.
Citroen e-Berlingo: The compact electric family car
Some electric vehicles are likened to “the car of the future”, while the Citroen e-Berlingo is really like a… truck.
If you have experience driving a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) – also known as a Minivan, you will feel extremely comfortable. It’s almost a snappy transition, where the only notable differences are some styling tweaks to the exterior, and the gearshift lever has been replaced by a raw electric drivetrain. profile.
The E-Berlingo offers three driving modes. Normal mode limits power to 109bhp for daily driving. Eco mode limits power to 82bhp and reduces heating and air conditioning to save energy. Power mode enables the full 136bhp of the valve.
Otherwise, switching to a Citroen e-Berlingo will make you a little surprised: The higher driving position, narrow turns, sliding rear doors and heavy trunk lid will be new for many drivers. car. However, with that comes a lot of interesting things to talk about once you get used to them.
If you can afford the premium price tag, the Citroen e-Berlingo could be an attractive option when you’re looking for an all-electric compact family car and don’t want an SUV.
Driving an e-Berlingo requires a similar bit of tweaking. If you are not familiar with trucks, adjusting the upright and tall, boxy driver’s seat will be more difficult than driving a regular vehicle.
For one thing, the digital display on the car is easy to attract electric car drivers to it. All information about the operating range as well as battery percentage, … are clearly displayed.
As standard, the battery allows for 100kW fast charging, which means the e-Berlingo can be recharged from empty to 80% capacity in 30 minutes.
The e-Berlingo’s car port is located in the rear post on the driver’s side, directly replacing the fuel cap in the ICE Berlingo. It’s a useful change that makes the electric truck feel as close to the internal combustion engine version as possible.
If you’re new to electric vehicles, the e-Berlingo poses almost no danger. As for more experienced EV drivers, features such as: brake regeneration, energy usage display will bring more usefulness to users.
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