|With this new
100% electric version, Peugeot takes another step in offering
business users a Partner range with power units suitable for all
kinds of use, reducing the environmental footprint and the
dependence on fossil fuels while also improving driving
||The new Partner
Electric offers responsible mobility and unequalled ease
of driving, without making any compromises in the
strengths that constitute the success of the Partner:
modularity and practicality that are a benchmark, as
well as a load volume among the best in the segment.
The Prologue, presented
for the first time at the Hanover Motor Show this month,
heralds the launch of the new Partner Electric during
the 2nd quarter of 2013.
The best of electric technology
The new Partner, restyled in spring
2012, has excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions on its
internal combustion versions and there will be notable new model offered
at 118g/km CO2 from November 2012.
The new 100% electric version makes it
possible to go further and offers business users a solution for every
use. The new Partner Electric allows access to low emissions restricted
zones, without having to make a compromise on practicality and driving
Based on the normal Partner, the new
Partner Electric brings together the latest technological innovations
related to this energy source:
- Equipped with an electric drive
train fitted under the bonnet, the Partner Electric operates on two
high-energy lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 22.5kW/h.
Fitted to the under body of the vehicle, either side of the rear axle,
they preserve Partner’s road handling behaviour as well as the useable
dimensions of the load space.
- Partner Electric has a high
performance and compact electric motor of the permanent magnet,
synchronous type. This motor is able to offer dynamic performance of the
first order with a power of 49kW (67bhp) and torque of 200Nm, available
instantly. Associated with a constant single speed gear reduction unit,
the result is a sensation of brio and flexibility as soon as the vehicle
moves off and during all phases off acceleration − without the need to
change gear. The silence of operation, a characteristic of electric
vehicles, completes the driving pleasure found on board the Partner
- To make it suitable for all types
of daily use, Partner Electric benefits from two charging modes for its
battery: a normal charge (up to 16A) in 6 to 9 hours and a fast charge
(up to 125A) allowing recovery of 80% of the capacity of the batteries
in only 30 minutes. The normal charging flap is located on the right
hand front wing of the vehicle, while the fast charge socket takes the
place of the fuel filler flap on the left hand rear wing.
- The range of 170km / 105 miles* on
the European cycle (NEDC) places Partner Electric as the new benchmark
in the electric small van segment.
The new Partner Electric brings a
combination of unequalled abilities to the electric small van segment,
for a use that is optimised in terms of both comfort and safety:
- Innovative eco-driving: the
presence, clearly visible in the instrument panel, of an energy
consumption or recovery indicator is a constant aid for the driver in
adopting an economical driving style. An auxiliary consumption gauge
(heating and air conditioning) completes the provision of information
for the driver. Furthermore, the trip computer displays the remaining
range and the average energy consumption in kWh.
- Dual energy recovery: Partner
Electric recovers energy during deceleration but also during active
braking, converting kinetic energy into electrical energy. In this way
the driving range is better preserved.
- Efficient temperature control: the
100% electric heating system provides rapid warming of the cabin. It
also benefits from an ‘eco mode’ that maintains ventilation in the cabin
without excessive consumption of electrical power, in this way
preserving the range of the vehicle.
- An electronic stability system
(ESP) as standard, coupled with hill start assist, positions the Partner
Electric as the benchmark in the segment in terms of safety and driver