Peugeot Partner Electric van running costs

Prices are on a par with rivals, but Peugeot Partner Electric doesn’t offer as much for the money

The Peugeot Partner Electric van only comes in SE specification, which sits between S and Professional trims in the Partner diesel line-up. On the road prices start at £27,815 (including VAT) for the the L1 version; the longer L2 body adds around £600 to the figure. Unlike Renault, which offers battery rental options to help reduce the sticker price, the Partner Electric can only be bought outright with the batteries included.

The Partner Electric costs around £5,000 more than the most expensive Partner diesel van. However, electric vans qualify for a government grant in the UK, which sees 20% knocked off the purchase price (up to a value of £8,000), although the Partner Electric isn’t quite as good value as models like the Renault Kangoo Z.E. and Nissan e-NV200 (which also qualify for the discount) due to its relative lack of kit.

As well as offering cheaper fuel costs compared to filling with diesel, an electric van also saves business users a healthy sum in Benefit-in-Kind tax. Like its rivals, the Partner Electric will cost business users around a third in BiK tax as the most expensive diesel van. And while these rates are rising for EVs, work users will still save cash on business rates over the coming years. That’s in addition to zero road tax, exemption from urban congestion charge schemes and of course the avoidance of fuel tax.

Peugeot Partner Electric van insurance group

Insurance ratings for the Peugeot Partner Electric are in line with the diesel versions, with the L1 body style earning a group 5 rating, and the L2 coming in at group 31. Options include a steel bulkhead that divides the interior from the load area for greater security.

Warranty

Peugeot’s standard three-year/100,000-mile warranty is applied to the Partner Electric van. This is supplemented by a five-year/40,000-mile warranty for the electric drivetrain including the motor and other components, while the battery has its own eight-year/60,000-mile cover.

Servicing

For added peace of mind, Peugeot offers its Open Road service plan. Simply pay a monthly amount and your van will be covered for servicing costs, including any unforeseen maintenance caused by normal wear and tear.

Road tax

Road tax is free, because the Partner Electric makes zero tailpipe emissions.

Depreciation

Too few Partner Electrics have been sold in the UK to give any measurable depreciation figures. But that scarcity, plus the generally poor residual values that electric vehicles currently experience, mean the Peugeot is likely to lose a lot of its value during its life.