Peugeot e-Expert electric van: prices, specs and details

Peugeot's mid-size e-Expert electric van gets two battery sizes, three load lengths and a starting price of just over £25,000

Peugeot e-Expert

The Peugeot e-Expert medium-sized electric van offers a choice of two battery sizes, three load lengths, two body styles and a range of up to 211 miles. It's on sale now, with prices starting at £32,450 before the government's plug-in van grant has been deducted.

Like other pure-electric and plug-in hybrid vans, the e-Expert has been created with urban users in mind, in the context of anti-pollution legislation and low-emissions zones appearing in cities. The e-Expert is a sister model to the Vauxhall Vivaro-e, Toyota Proace Electric and Citroen e-Dispatch, and joins the smaller Partner and larger Boxer in Peugeot’s zero-emissions commercial vehicle line-up.

At first glance, the e-Expert is almost indistinguishable from its diesel counterpart. Apart from the charging port on the front wing, blue-tinted badging and unique grille, the electric van is visually identical. Inside, the instrument display has been tweaked to show things like energy flow and consumption, battery level, and an on-board computer detailing trip information and remaining range.

Peugeot e-Expert prices, specifications and trim levels

The e-Expert range is made up of two trim levels: Professional and Asphalt. The Professional is available in Compact, Standard and Long wheelbase lengths, with the Compact getting a 50kWh battery, the Long a 75kWh battery and the Standard available with either option. Prices (all before the government grant has been deducted) are £32,450 for the Compact 50kWh, £33,150 for the Standard 50kWh, £38,150 for the Standard 75kWh and £39,050 for the Long 75kWh.

Standard kit includes cruise control with a variable speed limiter, remote central locking with deadlocking, daytime running lights, a full steel bulkhead and a seven-inch colour touchscreen with DAB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a coffee-break alert. Also included is a dual passenger bench seat with fold-up outer seats, a fold-down writing table in the central seat back and added storage features.

The Professional is also available as a six-seat crew van, in the Standard body length and with the 75kWh battery only, priced at £41,070. The range-topping Asphalt trim level, meanwhile, is available as a panel van with the Standard body length and 75kWh battery only, for £41,380. Equipment reserved for the Asphalt includes 3D navigation with voice recognition, a head-up display, lane-departure warning, speed-limit recognition and a 180-degree rear parking camera and front and rear sensors.

Battery, range, charging and performance

The e-Expert is offered with a choice of batteries. The first is a 50kWh unit, which Peugeot claims will return 148 miles' range on the WLTP cycle. There’s also a 75kWh version, which can do up to 211 miles on the same cycle. Depending on specification, the e-Expert can charge in as little as five hours from a home wallbox (the 50kWh model using an 11kW charger) – and can achieve an 80% charge in 30 minutes using a 100kW public rapid charge point. The larger-battery van will charge in seven hours and 30 minutes (11kW) and 45 minutes (100kW) respectively.

Buyers can optimise the van’s range by using the various drive modes. Eco limits power for maximum mileage, while Normal is recommended for everyday use. The final setting is labelled Power, and prioritises performance “when transporting heavy loads”. Peugeot claims the e-Expert will do 0-62mph 13.1 seconds (in Power mode) and has a top speed of 80mph. The van also projects an audible signal at speeds of less than 18mph, to warn pedestrians of its presence.