2017 Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace Review

2017 Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace Review

Citroen has announced that an all-electric version of the Berlingo Multispace MPV will go on sale later in 2017. It will have a range of 106 miles.

The E-Berlingo Multispace is a more passenger friendly version of Citroen’s Berlingo van, which is already available as an electric version. The E-Berlingo Multispace features the same electric drivetrain as the van, but the loading bay has been fitted with a rear row of seats, and there’s the addition of side and rear windows.

2017 Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace Interior

Drivers of the E-Berlingo Multispace will be able to pre-heat or cool the cabin, or check the charge level of the batteries from a smartphone app. And in the car, there’s a 7-inch touch-screen with sat-nav, smartphone Mirror Link and Bluetooth connectivity, along with air conditioning, parking sensors, a speed limiter, and hill-start assist available as optional equipment.

2017 Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace Review

2017 Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace Under the Hood

The new E-Berlingo Multispace is equipped with the electric drivetrain technology presented in 2013 on the electric Berlingo light commercial vehicle (LCV). The E-Berlingo has an NEDC range of 170 km (106 miles).

An empty battery can be charged completely via a regular domestic socket (8A to 10A depending on the country) or a secure Green Up socket (14A) in 8.5, 12 or 15 hours depending on the amperage. E-Berlingo is also available with an optional rapid charging mode, charging the battery to 50% of total range in 15 minutes and 80% in 30 minutes. The regular charging flap is located on the rear right wing of the car, while the rapid charge socket takes the place of the fuel flap on the rear left wing.

The battery comes with an 8-year/100,000- km warranty and the electric drivetrain with a 5-year/50,000- km warranty, whichever comes first. Servicing is every two years or 40,000 km after the first year. The car requires no coolant, belt or oil.

2017 Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace Review

2017 Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace Prices

Citroen has revealed no price for the E-Berlingo Multispace, though a tag around the ₤ 21,750 pre-VAT cost of the Berlingo Electric van seems likely.