NEW CITROËN Ë-DISPATCH AND BERLINGO VAN WIN BIG IN THE 2021 WHAT VAN? AWARDS | Media Citroën UK

NEW CITROËN Ë-DISPATCH AND BERLINGO VAN WIN BIG IN THE 2021 WHAT VAN? AWARDS

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  • New Citroën ë-Dispatch has been named ‘Van of the Year’ at the What Van? Awards 2021
  • New ë-Dispatch also named ‘Electric Van of the Year’
  • Former Van of the Year – Citroën Berlingo Van – wins ‘Compact Van of the Year’
  • Full details about the Citroën LCV range can be found at: https://www.citroen.co.uk/


Citroën has won a hat-trick of prestigious titles in the What Van? Awards 2021. New Citroën ë-Dispatch has just taken the top prize as What Van? ‘Van of the Year’ for 2021. New ë-Dispatch was also named ‘Electric Van of the Year’, which is a new category introduced by What Van? this year. This latest pair of What Van? honours continues an impressive run for new Citroën ë-Dispatch, which was recently voted ‘Best Electrified Van’ in the Parkers New Car Awards.

 

The multi-award winning Citroën Berlingo Van was also a winner, being named ‘Compact Van of the Year’ by the What Van? team. The judges were ultimately won over by the model’s design, range of engine options and practical loading capacity, with up to 1,009kg maximum payload and a load volume of up to 4.4m3.

 

New ë-Dispatch particularly impressed the What Van? judges with its remarkable zero emissions range of up to 205 miles, and the choice of load volumes and payloads. With a maximum load volume of 6.6m3 and a payload of 1,227kg ë-Dispatch suits all business-user needs.

 

James Dallas, Editor at What Van?, commented: “The new Citroën ë-Dispatch inherits the refinement and        load-carrying capability of its proven Diesel siblings that captured What Van?’s LCV of the Year Award in 2017 and retained the Medium Van prize the following year.

 

“The electric version is even better to drive and rapid charging, plus a range of more than 200 miles with the larger of two batteries available, should be enough to banish range anxiety and convince growing numbers of operators that switching to the ë-Dispatch is the right choice environmentally, economically and operationally.”

 

New all-electric Citroën ë-Dispatch is available in three lengths (XS, M and XL) and with two battery options – 50kWh and 75kWh. With a 75kWh battery, Citroën ë-Dispatch achieves a range of up to 205 miles from a single charge. Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging Citroën ë-Dispatch can achieve 80% charge in 30 minutes for 50kWh battery models, and 45 minutes for the 75kWh battery option.

 

Eurig Druce, Citroën UK’s Managing Director, said: “The What Van? Van of the Year Award is a great honour for new Citroën ë-Dispatch. Our first new-generation electric van is a huge milestone in our ambition to provide a fully electric LCV range by the end of 2021, and it is great to see customers and industry experts recognising the hard work that is going into the development of our models. We would like to thank What Van? for their continued support of our ever-improving range.”

 

For more information on the full Citroën LCV range, visit: www.citroen.co.uk

 

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MICHAEL ARNOLD, PRESS FLEET MANAGER                     

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The Citroën Brand

At the heart of the automotive market, Citroën has asserted itself since 1919 as a popular brand in the true sense of the word, making people and their lifestyles its first source of inspiration. This spirit is underlined by the ‘Inspired by You’ brand signature and is embodied by cars combining unique design and benchmark comfort. Within the sector of mainstream brands, Citroën also stands out with a unique customer experience (Citroën Advisor, ‘La Maison Citroën’, etc.). In 2019, the Citroën sold one million vehicles in over 90 countries.

 

The Citroën Brand in the UK

The UK is the 4th largest market for Citroën globally, with 80,000 vehicles sold in 2019. Based in Coventry, Citroën UK’s range of hatchbacks includes C1 (city car), C3 (supermini) and C4 Cactus (compact family car). The UK SUV line-up consists of C3 Aircross (compact SUV) and C5 Aircross (mid-size SUV). The UK MPV range features Berlingo (5 or 7-seats), Grand C4 SpaceTourer (7-seats) and SpaceTourer (up to 9-seats). Citroën UK’s Light Commercial Vehicle offering covers all sectors of the market with Berlingo Van, Dispatch and Relay. Citroën has a clearly defined electrification strategy with all models across the range offering an electrified version by 2025. In the UK, 2020 sees the launch of New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid (PHEV), plus the introduction of Dispatch and Relay battery electric vehicles (BEV).

 

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