Citroen e-Berlingo Review 2024

Citroen e-Berlingo At A Glance


+Excellent payload for an electric van, great to drive, keen pricing, improved range

-Fiddly switchgear

With a longer electric range than ever before, the latest Citroen e-Berlingo could be enough to encourage you to make the switch from diesel to electric – read our full Citroen e-Berlingo review to find out if the latest-generation model fits your needs.

Heavily revised for 2024 with new front-end styling, impressive Advanced Comfort Seats and a more mature cabin, the most important change over then previous Citroen e-Berlingo is its improved battery and motor, which boost the overall range of the plug-in model from 171 miles to 205 miles (WLTP mixed cycle), a 20% improvement over the previous model. 

Part of the increase is due to a new regenerative braking system, which can be activated based on three different regeneration levels using steering wheel-mounted paddles, while the 50kWh battery pack offers further capacity.

Otherwise, it's a practical van with two different body length options. The shortest is called the ‘M’ and the biggest the ‘XL’, which may sound confusing, but ‘S’ and ‘L’ models exist in other markets thanks to the modularity of the platform.

There’s also a crew cab variant on the XL, with seats that can be folded away and a clever pop-up second bulkhead to give the best of both worlds. Two trim levels are offered: Enterprise and Driver. The former is more basic while the latter is a plusher model aimed at small business and private users who want a higher level of specification.

 By taking the electric range up to 205 miles, the Citroen e-Berlingo has broader appeal to those who operate outside of an urban environment, ideal for small business users who need it to get from job-to-job within a particular region. It’s still less than half of the range offered by a diesel Citroen Berlingo, though, so its appeal is still limited, albeit less so than before.

The e-Berlingo is also compatible with CCS rapid charging with a maximum speed of 100kW - double that of its predecessor and allowing a 0-80% charge in around 30 minutes on a 100kW charger. The onboard charger, meanwhile, is a 7kW unit compatible with most home sockets, while a three-phase compatible 11kW charger is offered an option for larger business users.

Another neat feature on the Citroen e-Berlingo is its EPTO, or Electric Power Take Off, which allows the use of electric power tools or equipment from a socket in the van.

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