Peugeot Boxer Electric van announced

Electric version of the new Peugeot Boxer van to be available later this year

A Peugeot Boxer Electric van will go on sale towards the end of 2019, the manufacturer has confirmed.

No technical details have been revealed at this stage, but the Boxer Electric will share a platform with the forthcoming Citroen Relay Electric van, which will deliver a claimed range of 169 miles according to the now-defunct NEDC efficiency tests.

Four different trims will be offered on the diesel versions of the latest Boxer van: S, Professional, Grip and Asphalt, with different body styles available, too.

Although it’s not clear which trims and bodystyles will available with the Boxer Electric, they hint at the technology that could be available when the Renault Master Z.E. rival arrives later in the year.

The Asphalt trim focuses on comfort and safety features, including sat nav, air-conditioning, a USB charging socket, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors, a comfort seat pack, LED daytime running lights, plus lane departure warning and speed limit recognition systems.

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts are included, too, with the latter capable of detecting other vehicles up to a distance of 50 metres.

Meanwhile, a ‘trailer merge assist’ system can factor a trailer into the blind-spot monitoring for additional safety when changing lanes.

The Peugeot Connect system will see telematics installed in every new Boxer, allowing the van to be tracked in the event of theft.

Prices for the Peugeot Boxer Electric will be confirmed closer to its on-sale date.