Cycle & Carriage introduces the Citroen e-Dispatch electric van



Cycle & Carriage has introduced the Citroen e-Dispatch, its latest offering in the electric commercial vehicle arena in Singapore


SINGAPORE

Local Citroen distributor Cycle & Carriage (C&C) Singapore has introduced the Citroen e-Dispatch, the first electric commercial vehicle from the French brand to be sold locally. The e-Dispatch retails for S$79,999, with the price excluding a Category C Certificate of Entitlement (COE). However, it is also eligible for up to S$30,000 worth of rebates under the Commercial Vehicle Emissions Scheme (CVES), as it comes under the scheme’s A banding.

C&C are no strangers to electric vans in Singapore, having retailed the Maxus e-Deliver 3 since early this year. The e-Dispatch also faces competition in the electric van arena here, with competitors including its German twin the Opel Vivaro-e, fellow French brand Renault’s Kangoo ZE, as well as Chinese brand BYD’s T3 that’s retailed by the Hong Seh Group.


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The e-Dispatch’s electric drivetrain produces 100kW (134hp) and 260Nm of torque, and Citroen says it is good for a range of 339km on a full charge. Charging takes about 8 hours from 0 to 100% charge when using a 11kW AC wallbox charger. The e-Dispatch can also take on fast charging however, and when plugged into a 100kW DC charger, the 75kWh battery charges up to 80 percent capacity in just 48 minutes.

Citroen says that the e-Dispatch is able to take on 985kg worth of payload capacity, and offers 5,300 litres worth of cargo carrying volume, both of which are class-leading figures that outscore the competition with the exception of the Opel Vivaro-e which is essentially the Citroen’s identical twin. The rear doors can also open at up to an 180 degree angle to maximise accessibility to the cargo area.

Standard equipment on the e-Dispatch include Citroen’s Connect Play infotainment system, which incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Driver assistance systems such as hill start assist and electronic stability program (ESP) are also standard on the e-Dispatch, while the van also comes with a multi-mode drive selector that allows the driver to select between Normal, Eco and Power drive modes, depending on the driving situation.

C&C are underlining their confidence in their electric van offerings by offering an 8 year/160,000km warranty for the batteries, for up to 70 percent of its charging capacity. This is on top of the standard vehicle warranty that’s valid for 3 years/100,000km, and the dealership hopes that local companies will see electric commercial vehicle offerings like the e-Dispatch as a more efficient option that can help to lower their business’s operating costs.


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