Citroen Relay Electric confirmed for late 2019

Citroen Relay Electric large zero-emissions van will be built in Italy

Citroen Relay Electric

Citroen has confirmed it will launch a zero-emissions, fully electric version of its large Relay delivery van before the end of this year.

The Relay Electric will be built at a factory in Val di Sangro in Italy, with the electric conversion carried out by Citroen's partner BD Auto.

Citroen's sister brand Peugeot will also debut an electric version of its equivalent of the Relay, the Peugeot Boxer.

The Citroen Relay Electric will be offered in the 'L1' and 'L3' bodystyles, with the latter featuring a longer wheelbase and therefore greater cargo-carrying capacity. Exact payloads have not been confirmed, however.

Both the Relay Electric and Boxer Electric will go into competition with the Renault Master Z.E. in the large electric van class, which is primarily aimed at companies conducting multi-drop last-mile urban deliveries.

Citroen says that the L1 version of the Relay Electric will travel 141 miles on a charge, and the L3 169 miles. However, these figures were calculated under the now-discontinued NEDC testing process; figures from the more representative WLTP test have not yet been issued.

An exact launch date and pricing for the Relay Electric are also yet to be confirmed.