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Peugeot's take on the electric MPV – the e-Traveller – is now available to reserve

In recent months the PSA Group brands have all launched both an electric van, and an MPV based on the group's shared architecture. The Peugeot e-Traveller is destined to reach the UK next year, with reservations already open.

Like the other PSA Group MPVs, the Peugeot e-Traveller is aimed at a variety of users, from business travel through to being the family bus. As such, it can be configured to be utilitarian or slightly more comfortable, but in all cases it promises quiet, zero-emissions travel over an acceptable distance between charges.

Powertrain

If you've read about the Citroën ë-SpaceTourer or Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life, or any of the other recently launched EVs from the PSA Group, then you'll know what motivates the Peugeot e-Traveller. Sending its power to the front wheels is an electric motor with a maximum of 134bhp and 192lb-ft of torque, providing 0-62mph in just over 13 seconds and a top speed of 80mph.

Three switchable driving modes offer either the maximum 134bhp, or lower power outputs to help extend the e-Traveller's range without denting performance too much – especially around town. Speaking of range, on the WLTP cycle, the 50kWh battery enables the Peugeot to travel up to 143 miles. As with all other PSA EVs, the battery has an eight year or 100,000 mile warranty.

DC charging can be undertaken at up to 100kW, charging to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes, whilst the standard 7.4kW on-board AC charger will juice the e-Traveller to 100 per cent in 7.5 hours. Go for the optional 11kW on-board three-phase charger and that time is reduced to five hours. For users who need to undertake a long trip on which the e-Traveller's range won't suffice, Peugeot's MobilityPass offers rental of an ICE-powered MPV for the duration.

Interior versatility and equipment

The big selling point of the Peugeot e-Traveller is its size and ability to haul people and stuff around. In standard length, at 4.95 metres, it has plenty of space to do this. In long form, at 5.3 metres, it has even more.

Versatility mostly comes in the interior's modular configuration, with the second and third row of seats being removable when specified with eight seats. Even with all eight seats in place, the e-Traveller has a maximum boot capacity of 1500 litres, but remove them and this shoots up to 4900 litres. Throughout the cabin there is also an additional 74 litres of storage.

Two trim levels offer a decent level of kit. In lower 'Active' spec the e-Traveller gets 17 inch wheels, rear parking sensors, cruise control, twin sliding rear doors and that adjustable interior. Tech-wise, the MPV gets a 7 inch touchscreen which integrates infotainment through Mirror Screen functionality, hooking up with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Higher spec 'Allure' trim adds front parking sensors and a 180 degree rear parking cameras, Peugeot Open and Go keyless entry, Xenon headlights, electric sliding doors, 3D nav and a head-up display.

Price and availability

The Peugeot e-Traveller sits smack-bang in between the Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life and Citroën ë-SpaceTourer in terms of price, starting at £37,430 for standard length models in Active spec. It's available to reserve from Peugeot dealerships, or online, as of now.

Whether you'd go for this over the Vauxhall or Citroën is down to one of two things; brand preference, or the depth of your wallet – the choice is yours!

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