Citroen e-Dispatch Review 2024

Citroen e-Dispatch At A Glance

+Long range, decent value for money, fast-charging option

-Limited body styles, rear visibility

The Citroen Dispatch is a popular selling diesel panel van but how does it fare as an electric van? – Read our Citroen e-Dispatch review to find out.

First, the important bits. The Citroen e-Dispatch is fully electric, ideal for urban deliveries and low-emission zones. But more than that, it has a torquey 145PS electric motor, meaning it is perfectly capable when carrying heavy loads.

A full charge will give it a quoted range of 143 miles or 196 miles depending on battery choice – not sufficient for long-distance work, but on a par with the best electric vans in its class and more than suitable for a day of city delivery rounds, which is where the Citroen e-Dispatch is in its element.

There are two battery options – 50kWh and 75kWh. The smaller of the two is used in smaller car models from the Stellantis Group (which includes Peugeot, Fiat and Vauxhall) and can manage a claimed 143 miles. It has its place, but the pricier 75kWh option is by far the better van and is claimed to cover 196 miles on a charge.

The range is better than that of the Mercedes eVito and Volkswagen eTransporter, while a longer range model is rumoured to be waiting in the wings as battery technology continues to evolve.

In addition, the Citroen e-Dispatch uses kinetic regenerative braking technology to partly recharge the battery, meaning that it’s often at its best on urban rounds.  

Overall electric range will vary depending on wheelbase, with small, medium and large models available, but unlike with some rivals there’s no double cab option.

What does a Citroen e-Dispatch cost?