The newly formed Stellantis Pro One division of manufacturers Citroen, Fiat Professional, Opel, Peugeot and Vauxhall, has revealed the complete overhaul of its compact, mid-size and large commercial vans.
In total thare are 12 vehicles new vehicles adopting a new range of electric drivelines, improved safety features, more ADAS and greater connected tech.
“This second generation of zero-emission vans, in line with customer expectations and offering increased BEV autonomy, additional fuel-cell offer, 18 ADAS, full connectivity, and innovations such as ‘electric Power Take Off’, will reinforce even further our current leadership in BEV vans and in all van segments,” said Xavier Peugeot, senior vice president, Stellantis Commercial Vehicles Business Unit.
The most notable change is to the line-up of the large vehicles that have been electrified with a new in-house built driveline. Previously, and prior to the merger of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) with Peugeot-Citroen (PSA), the Fiat e-Ducato used its own electric motors and systems, while the large Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay, as well as the Vauxhall Movano Electric, were adapted by a third-party. Now, all vehicles are based on the same platform with a 110kWh battery delivering a claimed range of up to 261 miles (420km) with rapid charging abilities of up to 150kW.
A second generation of compact electric vans sees their battery range increase up to 205 miles (330km) while the medium BEV vans get a range of up to 224 miles (350km).
Stellantis has also renewed its hydrogen fuel cell ambitions with a second generation of a hydrogen powerplant in the medium vans. The hydrogen fuel-cell, due to launch in Europe in mid-2024, adopts a Stellantis exclusive “mid-power” system that acts as a hydrogen hybrid range extender with a range of up to 249 miles (400km) in the medium vans and the introduction of a similar system in the large vans with a range up to 311 miles (500km).
In addition to the new Citroen vans, new Peugeot van models, revamped Vauxhall vans and refreshed Fiat Professional vans, there’s also a new 400V e-Power Take Off (ePTO).
The ePTO will help to enable bodybuilders to apply the same solutions they have become accustomed to on diesel (ICE) vehicles to the new electric models. The need for secondary power supplies will not be necessary as accessories including tail lifts can be powered from the traction battery. This will improve the vehicle’s payload and give drivers a better view of the vehicle’s power management.