Peugeot has presented the all-electric variant of the Partner that that will start selling in the second quarter of 2013. The French automaker placed two lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 22.5 kW/h i under the body on either side of the rear axle. Its electric motor can deliver 67 hp (49 kW) and 147 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque.
There are two modes available for the batteries. The first is normal (up to 16A) in 6-9 hours. There’s also a fast mode (up to 125A) that recharge the batteries to 80% capacity in 30 mins. When the batteries are full, the Peugeot Partner Electric can offer a range of up to 105 miles (170 km). The Partner Electric is offered in two lengths (L1: 4.38m and L2: 4.63m).
It gives the biggest load volumes in the small van segment. It provides the best in its category with a load volume of up to 3.3m3 for L1 with a load length of 1.80m and 3,7m3 for L2 with a load length of 2.05m, for a payload of up to 685kg. Partner Electric comes with a Multi-flex bench seat that can fit three people at the front.
Partner Electric conserves the exclusive facility for modularity that Partner has been known for since it was launched. In addition, the Multi-flex seat permits the load volume to be raised to 400 litres. So then, the load capacity is increased to 3.7m3 for L1 with a load length of 3m and to 4.1m3 for L2 with a load length of 3.25m.