Peugeot Partner Electric guide
The Peugeot Partner Electric van is the same as the Citroen Berlingo, with only the front end being different. Both have sold in very small numbers in the UK due to lack of marketing by the manufactures and often little knowledge at many dealerships, despite it being the best electric van at the time. While the 2016 model has sold slightly sold better, still only 125 were sold in the UK in that year, so subsequently few come up for sale second hand. Sales have improved in 2018 and should continue as a new model is due in 2019.
The Partner Electric is an excellent van as all have DC rapid charging, air conditioning and they are the only electric van in the class to have three seats in the front. They also have strong regenerative brake (not adjustable) and you get one pedal driving in most circumstances. All Partner Electrics are battery owned, so don't have a battery lease as they do on the Renault Kangoo vans.
2015 Peugeot Partner Electric SE L1
Cargo area in factory spec with standard ladder frame
Standard folding front seats
Peugeot Partner dash
In the UK, the Partner Electric has only been available in one spec, the SE L1, since its launch in April 2013. In 2017 the L2 longer body version was available. The battery size hasn't changed during this period, so all vans are basically identical with very few optional extras when new, with main differences being only the bulkheads.
The Partner Electric van was launched in SE L1 spec with a 636kg payload, 3.3 cubic metre load space, 49 kW (67 hp) motor, 200Nm maximum torque, 22.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, DC 50kW rapid charging via a CHAdeMO socket, AC 3.7kW (16A) charging via a type-1 socket . The NEDC range was 106 miles, but in the real world this is more like 80-90 miles.
The only optional upgrades over the standard spec, were bluetooth, sat nav, rear parking sensors, extra airbags, full-size spare wheel, speed limiter, electric folding mirrors, glazed rear doors and metallic paint. The standard bulkhead is ladder rack behind the drivers seat. Options are a half height solid bulkhead with mesh on the top half and an access door behind the passenger seat for long loads, a full solid bulkhead, a full bulkhead with window and insulation.
2013-2014 Partner van
All Partners have 3 seats
2013-2014 front end design
The Partner had a mild face lift in 2015 with the only differences limited to the front end, with a different grill & bumper. There were no internal or spec changes.
2015 front end design
The longer body L2 was available, increasing the load space to 3.7 cubic metres and with twin sliding side doors. This has a longer body, but the wheelbase remains the same as the extra cargo area is behind the rear axle. The same SE spec remains in both L1 and L2 bodies, but with a few new optional upgrades being a DAB radio and LED daytime running lights with colour coded bumpers were available as part of a £240 "Look pack" option.
The motor torque is now shown as 215Nm in the brochure, but power and other specs remain the same, so not sure if the electric motor has actually changed.
2018 Partner L2 variant
The extra length is behind the rear axle.
The speed limiter is now listed as standard equipment on the SE spec. This change may have been introduced earlier as the brochures don't always reflect build changes.
New model in 2020?
At the time of writing this (Dec 2018) the new shape diesel Partner van has been introduced. No details are available on the future electric model. I would expect a battery upgrade as the current Renault Kangoo has had a 33kWh battery pack for a year now and I would also expect the AC charger to be upgraded to 7.6kW (32A).
New 2019 Peugeot Partner
(Electric version yet to be announced)
The original manufacturer's warranty on UK spec Peugeot Partner Electric vans is as follows:
3 year/100,000 mile manufacturing defects warranty (first 2 years unlimited mileage)
5 year/60,000 miles warranty on the electric drivetrain and traction battery
2 year paintwork warranty
3 year anti-perforation warranty
1 year Peugeot Assistance breakdown cover
Vans built after 01/06/2018, the battery warranty has been extended to:
8 years/60,000 miles traction battery warranty
The electric drivetrain warranty covers the electric motor, inverter, on-board charger/transformer, high voltage cables, charging cable, traction battery ECU, electric vehicle ECU, reduction gear and the traction battery.
Refer to the Peugeot brochures below for the full specifications, dimensions and technical information.
This list the service schedule for 2013-2020 Partner/Berlingo electric vans.
Initial inspection service at 1 year/12,500 miles
Normal inspection service every 2 years/25,000 miles. This consists of replacement of the cabin filter and brake fluid.
Replacement of the coolant is at 20 years.