Peugeot e-Boxer Electric Dropside Review
The Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside at a glance
Electric vehicles have been rising in popularity over the last few years, as more individuals and businesses seek to improve efficiency, help the environment and aid their image. This is why each and every year we’re seeing more and more electric vans hit the market. And not just standard panel vans, we’re seeing plenty of unique variations of vans that are well suited towards commercial use.
One of these great new vehicles is the Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside van. Peugeot has been making innovative vehicles since 1929, always adding new features and technology to their range of reliable and quality vehicles. With the rise of electric vehicles, Peugeot helped lead the charge, offering an electric version of every van it manufactures.
The Boxer has been on the road since 1994 but recent years have seen the e-Boxer hit the streets, offering a reliable ride with the classic touches you’ve come to expect from the brand, as well as innovative new electric technology. Dropside vans are great for businesses that are looking to carry a lot, while also needing to load and unload easily.
Here at Van Sales UK, we love the Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside, so have put together this helpful guide to some of its best features.
Engines and Spec
For those unfamiliar, a dropside van consists of a large open load space where the side and tailboards are hinged, so they can be dropped below floor level for loading purposes. Many buy a dropside van due to the excellent payload space, with the maximum payload coming in at over 1000kg.
The engine is fully electric, producing 0 grams of CO2 while driving. The e-Boxer has a 75 kWh battery, which can get you an impressive range of 154 miles on a full charge, which is an incredible distance compared to some ranges you see on competitor vehicles. It should be noted this is a distance estimate based on ideal conditions, but payload and driving conditions may reduce this.
Charging the battery can take a while from empty, taking around 12 hours. But most van users don’t let their vehicle run down completely, so will often need charging for smaller periods of time than this. These battery packs are mounted below the van’s flooring, meaning they have little impact on space.
You can expect the same great interior that you come to expect from Peugeot vehicles. It has excellent storage spaces, so you can work from the comfort of your cabin with everything you need. It also has a touchscreen display with an integrated navigation system. It’s a very practical cab that is more geared towards working than comfort, so while you can drive a decent range in the car, it’s not the most comfortable place to spend time.
What might take some getting used to when first driving this electric van is the controls. While many electric vehicles stick with a gearbox to move through driving modes, the e-Boxer instead uses buttons. Three buttons have been used for easier control of the transmission, which can quickly move your van between drive, neutral and reverse.
The interior rearview mirror has also been updated to help show information to the driver, including the remaining battery percentage, range and the current driving mode the van is in. It’s a smart way to get this information but may take a bit of getting used to as well.
Pros & Cons
- Cheap to run
- Excellent range
- Quiet ride
- Long to charge
- The cabin could use improving
- Need to get used to controls
Here at Van Sales UK, we think the Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside is a great choice for those seeking a reliable electric van that goes the distance. Its impressive range doesn’t limit it to a small radius like many vans do, while the large load means you can carry all you need with ease. And then with the helpful dropside elements, you can unload and load whatever you need as quickly as possible.
If you’ve been impressed with the great features of the Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside, shop with Van Sales UK today to get your hands on one. You can get incredible deals when shopping with us, including options for finance, part exchange and leasing, so you can get your van however you want to pay.
Along with this, we offer free fast delivery nationwide, as well as great customer service and convenient service that will help you get the van of your dreams. If you’d like to find out more about the Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside or have any general questions to ask us, give us a call today at 0117 428 7721.