Peugeot Debuts New Partner Tepee Electric But Only Equipped With 22.5 kWh Battery

8 months ago by Mark Kane 21

PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

Peugeot has announced the upcoming unveiling of an electric version of its Partner Tepee van, appropriately called the Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric, at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show.

As we check the specs, there is no breakthrough in the battery or charging abilities here – just new five-seat passenger capability added to its commercial delivery van – the Peugeot Partner Electric from 2012.

PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

The French company still uses a 22.5 kWh battery that offers 170 km (105 miles) of NEDC driving range (think ~110 km/70 miles real world).

The van is powered by a 49 kW electric motor, and recharges in a fairly slow (especially for 2017), 8.5 hours charging via its on-board charger. A DC CHAdeMO inlet enables a standard 0-80% charge in about 30 minutes.

We seriously doubt whether there is still big need for 22.5 kWh electric vehicles in the new age of longer-range models (and especially with vehicles like the 33 kWh Renault Kangoo ZE van hitting the market this Summer – NEDC rating of 270 km/167 miles), but as long as manufacturers can enhance the usability and lower the cost at the same time, we suppose such entries will continue to stick around.

After all, for those who don’t need more range (like ~30 miles in one direction), it could be decent and functional EV.

Below: Full picture gallery and press release from Peugeot

PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

Press blast:

New PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric, electric cars take on a new dimension

Thu, 16/02/2017 – 04:00
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PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric

The new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric unites the advantages of the Partner Tepee leisure activity vehicle, which have made it such a success since its launch, and the pleasure of driving an electric vehicle. It offers comfort for five passengers with a generous, modulable interior. Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric has been developed for the growing clientele that wants to reconcile electric mobility with a multiplicity of everyday activities, whether just personal or both personal and professional. Its certified range of 170 km matches the driving practices of the great majority of European motorists who drive a daily average of fewer than 60 km. Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric thus opens up electric vehicles to new possible uses: carpooling with five people or leisure activities for the family, for example, are now compatible with electric mobility.

The first worldwide launch of the Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric will be at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. It will go on the market in September.

The freedom of driving 100% electric

The best kind of liveability and modularity

The new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric features the liveability and practicality for which the Peugeot Partner Tepee leisure activity vehicle is known. With its modulability, five passengers fit comfortably inside, and transporting large objects is easy:

– 5 seats, with the possibility of removing the three seats in the second row to free up a flat floor;

– Boot volume among the best in the category, with up to 1,350 litres with five passengers and 3,000 litres with two passengers and the seats in the second row removed;

– Exclusive on the segment, the large tailgate and rear window can be opened to make it easy to load the boot in any conditions.

This remarkable modularity can be adapted to all kinds of activities. Taking children to school, carpooling to work, and transporting bicycles for a ride with family or friends are now all possible with this 100%-electric leisure vehicle.

Everyday practicality

For even more peace of mind and comfort during your trips, the new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric offers features remotely controlled from a smartphone or tablet:

  • Programme the heat or air conditioning in the passenger compartment;
  • See the battery charge;
  • Estimate the duration of the recharge.

The remote control of heat and air conditioning makes it possible to preset the temperature in the passenger compartment before getting in the vehicle. If it is programmed at least 30 minutes in advance, the driver will enjoy optimal thermal comfort. This exclusive feature will work whether the vehicle is charging or not:

  • When the vehicle is charging, the temperature preset does not affect the range;
  • When it is not charging, the driver can simply indicate the battery charge level to preserve for the next trip.

The new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric offers a wide range of useful and effective equipment to guarantee safety and make both driving and life easier every day.

Comfortable and ergonomic, the passenger compartment provides 78 litres of open or closed storage space.

The cruise control, the direct tyre pressure monitor, the electronic stability control (ESC) paired with the hill-start assist, the manual climate control, the radio and CD and MP3 players, the two sliding side doors, and the height-adjustable driver’s seat are available as standard.

The reversing camera, available as an option, uses the large colour screen to simplify parking every day. To make low-speed manoeuvring even easier, the rear parking assistance available as standard on the second level can be complemented by front parking assistance.

In touch with the present day, the new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric features a perfectly integrated large, seven-inch colour touch screen in the middle of the dashboard, always within view and arm’s reach. Available as standard for the second level, it allows the drive to access various features: the on-board computer, AM/FM radio, digital DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) as an option, reading of music files on mobile devices, hands-free telephone, and navigation.

It also includes the best of on-board connectivity: Bluetooth®, USB port, jack plug, and the MirrorScreen function. From a smartphone compatible with Mirrorlink® or Apple Carplay®, the MirrorScreen lets users duplicate the best of their mobile applications on the large touch screen in the vehicle, so they can safely and fully enjoy them.

Navigation, available as an option, includes speed limit and traffic information display.

Advantages of zero-emissions mobility

In addition to all its modularity and practicality, the new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric offers specific advantages related to its electric power chain.

With this power chain, users can drive in regulated-emissions zones and during restricted-traffic times, without compromising practicality of use or the pleasure of driving.

More and more municipalities are encouraging the development of electric vehicles with advantages just for them, like free or discounted parking or reserved lanes. For professionals, electric vehicles are exempt from certain taxes, such as the Company Vehicle Tax (TVS) in France.

Its rapid recharge mode to 80% in 30 minutes, available as an option, provides drivers with more daily trips.

The new, 100%-electric version reduces environmental impact while offering a perfect solution for multiple everyday activities.

Less costly to run

The new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric also provides worry-free maintenance at about 30% less than an internal combustion vehicle:

  • Its traction battery is guaranteed for eight years or 100,000 km, and its electric power chain is guaranteed for five years or 50,000 km, whichever comes first;
  • Maintenance, every two years or 40,000 km after the first year, does not require oil, a belt, or liquid coolant.
  • With no gearbox or clutch, there are fewer components to inspect.
  • With the double energy recovery through deceleration and braking, the brakes are used less, and wear out less easily.

Furthermore, the energy cost per kilometre of electric recharging is about four times less than that of fuel for an internal combustion vehicle[1].

100% electric driving pleasure

Designed based on the Peugeot Partner Tepee leisure activity vehicle with an internal combustion engine, the new Partner Tepee Electric borrows the electric power chain from the Peugeot Partner Electric van, tried and tested since 2013.

The electric motor—high-performing, compact, synchronous with permanent magnets, 49 kW (67 hp)/200 Nm—is located under the bonnet.

The two lithium-ion battery packs, with high energy density and a 22.5-kWh capacity, are located in the underframe at either side of the rear suspension. This location lowers the centre of gravity for dynamic driving and good manoeuvrability in the new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric. It also preserves the liveability of the Partner Tepee, as well as its reference boot volume.

The electric motor, with instantly available torque, is paired with single speed constant ratio transmission. It offers dynamic, flexible driving as soon as it starts, all the way through every phase of acceleration. All without changing gears—or an automatic gearbox can be added.

As soon as the wheels begin to turn, the vehicle provides a peaceful driving experience free of noise and vibration from the electric power chain. In the quiet atmosphere of the new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric, trips become less tiring and conversations easier.

To adapt to everyday needs, the Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric offers to battery charging modes:

  • a standard charge on a traditional domestic outlet (8-A or 10-A, depending on the country) or the secured Green Up charge (14-A). That means a full recharge (from an empty battery) takes eight and a half, 12 or 15 hours depending on outlet amperage.
  • a rapid charge that meets the CHAdeMO[2] (95-A) standard recovers 80% of battery capacity in 30 minutes.

The regular charging flap is located on the right front fender, while the rapid-charge outlet takes the place of the gas tank flap on the left rear fender.

Recommended service providers in the Peugeot network offer solutions for installing an outlet at an individual home or collective building, such as a business.

The new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric has a 170-km range on the New European Driving Cycle, and brings together a set of features to optimize the range during real-life usage:

– The highly visible, combined energy consumption/regeneration indicator helps the driver constantly work to adopt low-energy driving;

– An auxiliary consumption gauge (heat and air-conditioning) fills out the driver information display. The on-board computer displays remaining range and mean consumption in kWh;

– The double energy recovery in the deceleration phase and the active braking phase converts kinetic energy into electric energy. Vehicle range in the driving phase is thus better preserved;

– 100% electric-origin heating offers fast heating in the passenger compartment. It also features an “Eco” setting to prevent overconsumption of electricity through the ventilation system to promote vehicle range.

Peugeot and the sustainable model

Peugeot is the only brand in the world to market a comprehensive sustainable mobility offering: electric-assist scooters and bikes and an electric motor-scooter, in addition to personal and utility cars.

With the Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric leisure activity vehicle the brand is further filling out its range of electric mobility products, which includes:

  • the Peugeot iOn urban saloon;
  • the Peugeot Partner Electric van;
  • the new Peugeot GenZe (Generation Zero emission)[3] electric motor-scooter;
  • a range of electric-assist bicycles for every condition: road, hybrid, and mountain bikes, with new products including the 2017 eF01, the first electric-assist folding bike from Peugeot, and the Eu01, for riding at 45 km/h;
  • the Peugeot e-Kick electric-assist scooter, from a partnership with MICRO.

The multimodal e-Kick and eF01 feature ergonomic design from the Peugeot Design Lab, making them easier to use. Their transport, use, and storage have been optimized. They are two complementary mobility solutions for easily covering the last kilometres of your journey once you have parked your vehicle. A docking station lets users store them in the boot of any vehicle equipped with a 12-V outlet, such as the new Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric, and to recharge them whenever the vehicle is in operation. They can also be recharged at a home on a traditional outlet.

Today, Peugeot is responding to new urban mobility challenges at a time of increasingly limited access to city centres.

In line with its commitments for reducing the environmental impact of its end-of-life vehicles, PSA has joined with the SNAM, the European leader in high-voltage battery collection and recycling.

Signed within the framework of the PSA-SNAM partnership in place since 2012 in France, the end-of-2015 agreement guarantees the quality of collection and recycling of batteries from Group electric and hybrid vehicles in end-of-life, across its commercial network and production sites in Europe.

The SNAM obtains performances of 70% efficiency of recycled materials for electric vehicle Li-ion batteries and 84% for hybrid vehicle Ni-MH batteries. These rates lie well above the European regulation threshold of 50% materials recycling.

[1] Furthermore, 25% of electric vehicle users estimate they save up to 60% of monthly transport fees compared to driving a vehicle that uses conventional fuel, according to a European NewMotion study.

[2] *The CHAdeMO protocol is the first standard for rapid charging created in 2009. It belongs to three systems currently approved as international standards for rapid charging. The number of CHAdeMO-compatible rapid charging terminals in Europe rose from 2,755 in 2015 to 4,000 at the end of 2016, an increase of 45%, well above the world average of 35%. This trend is expected to continue in Europe, at a time when European Union member states are establishing objectives for recharging station roll-out, as demanded by the directive on alternative fuels. Source: AVERE (French national association for electric mobility development)

[3] A pioneer in electric mobility, the Peugeot Scooters brand is one of the first to have invested in the segment when it launched Scootelec in 1996, then E-Vivacity in 2011. In 2016, Peugeot Scooters presented the new version of the “Generation Zero Emission” scooter, developed in collaboration with Mahindra-Genze.

 

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21 responses to "Peugeot Debuts New Partner Tepee Electric But Only Equipped With 22.5 kWh Battery"

  1. lo says:

    It is based on Mitsubishi technology from 2012:
    80 Lev75 cells (75Ah)
    49 kW motor (same power as i-MiEV)
    CHAdeMO

    1. Seth says:

      Ironically, the 1st thing that came to mind was “2010 wants their i-MiEV back”. And indeed, the similarities between the 2 are far too great.

      Also, with the complete lack of streamline something like 80km of range would be far more accurate.

      I suppose this is somehow a remainder of the agreement PSA is stuck with they had with Mitsubishi for the 150k rebadged i-MiEV. Atleast they get to re-use some of the things.

      The Peugeot Tepee is generally marketed to consumers that have more then 2 kids and want to take all the camping equipment with them as well. They are also generally a bit cheaper to buy, which is ofcourse somewhat false for the EV version.

      Here is to hoping that they ever make something called the Peugeot Ion2, there are some renders on the interwebz. It’s basically looks like a Peugeot 208 render as an EV.

  2. vadik says:

    Well, I read several times that most of such vehicles actually do not drive much at all and 60 miles range is adequate for most purposes.

    Pure psychology at work.

    1. Martin Winlow says:

      Spot on Vadik – especially so in a city like London where the average speed is only 7.8 mph (!), you may well see a lot more of that 105 mile NEDC range – maybe even more than *that*. On top of saving £11.50 a day Congestion Charge by simply being electric, the running costs will be practically zero (especially to a business). Peugeot is obviously thinking along the same lines as Renault with its (relatively low range) Master (larger van – 33kWh battery pack). But I’m sure InsideEVs knows better!

      1. Ocean Railroader says:

        This van is really limiting itself if it only has 60 miles of range. In that not many people in my area would be willing to own one with such low range and rare charging stations.

        They should have given this van at least 120 miles range to open it up to more markets.

  3. Bill Howland says:

    1/3 the horsepower and under half the charge rate of the Ampera-E. For a larger vehicle. Hopefully they price it right.

  4. James says:

    I can see businesses that serve a nearby clientele suck as flower shops using delivery vehicles such as these. The passenger version? Not so much.

    Life could be breathed into such short range haulers if they are used as fleet vehicles to do regular rounds where in-ground wireless chargers could be located at various stops along the way. Meter readers for power companies, for example.

    A stretch, I know. Why not just put a Bolt EV platform under a little van body and have a much more versatile vehicle?

  5. Daniel says:

    The more choices the better.

  6. Per: “Peugeot is the only brand in the world to market a comprehensive sustainable mobility offering: electric-assist scooters and bikes and an electric motor-scooter, in addition to personal and utility cars.” OK!

    But if Tesla added eBikes and eScooters, I think they would be ahead of Peugeot!

    And yet, no one has tried to showcase, demo, or display a coming small van Electric Camper, with any range, let alone one with 125-175 Miles EV Range!

    I would think, GM stands the best chance, outside of Tesla, to make such a vehicle, and GM could combine the Volt Drivetrain, and Bolt EV Drivetrain, to make a very capable EREV, using 40-45 kWh from the Bolt EV, plus a 10-12 US Gallon Gas Tank, to give a 4WD Van, with about 150-160 Miles All Electric Range (AER), plus some 350-400 more Miles on Gas.

    That could be the basis of a very usable chassis combo, for small trucks like smaller Pickups, Small Vans, and decent Mid Sized Cars!

    150 miles of no worry EV driving, plus over 300 more miles in reserve, with quick fueling, at the right price, in a selection of Mid Size, Van, or Pickup, could really start to move the needle for plug in vehicle adoption!

    1. wavelet says:

      “And yet, no one has tried to showcase, demo, or display a coming small van Electric Camper, with any range”

      Actually, Robert:
      http://insideevs.com/converted-nissan-e-nv200-dalbury-e-electric-campervan-review/

      http://www.hillsideleisure.co.uk/blog/the-dalbury-e-electric-campervan-review/

      However, it’s pretty clear much better range is required.

  7. All-Purpose Guru says:

    Partner Tepee Electric. Time to go garrote some marketing guy.

  8. unlucky says:

    One of the local Presidents Day Chevy TV ads mentions the Volt by name. In fact it is the first car mentioned by name in the ad.

    Several local Chevy dealers actually do advertise the Volt. I hope the Bolt is the same way some day.

  9. Someone out there says:

    Just no. Small battery and underpowered motor. This is not good for moving, if you fill this thing with stuff you will get bugger all range. The same for using it as a taxi. Fail.

    1. Martin Winlow says:

      You haven’t the faintest idea what you are talking about.

      1. John M says:

        Fail indeed!
        This car is only made to make electric cars look bad.

  10. Joe says:

    I have only one word for this. Pathetic.

  11. Dav8or says:

    Delivery van? Taxi cab? Please… nobody in their right mind would buy this vehicle for those applications. What’s it supposed to do, work half a day, or less and then go home and charge for the rest of the day? Many of the dreamers in EV world seriously underestimate how many miles per day working vehicles put on.

    Next time you find yourself in a taxi/Uber/Lyft vehicle, ask the driver how many miles they do in a typical day. You’ll be surprised and you’ll see why using something like this for a work van is a joke.

  12. unlucky says:

    I’m not sure what people are on about. This looks like a perfect small delivery van for companies with light/occasional delivery needs. That is, the “city florist” van.

    A company like this could get their maintenance and fueling costs down to near zero using this. Although I’d have to look at the up front costs to know more.

    CHAdeMO still, PSA?

  13. offib says:

    Didn’t we not have the Citroen Berlingo Electrique for some time?

  14. howartp says:

    Does anyone know what the ‘secured Green Up 14a charger’ is?

    There’s no actual mention of a Type1/Type2 fast charger such as Ecotricity/Podpoint/CYC etc – but I presume that’s what the 14a charger is it’s talking about?

  15. Jason says:

    All Tesla needs to do is get a van shell, do their battery and motor into it, and all these low range vans are history. If they can build the model 3 for $35k, they should be able to build a van for that or less. The van doesn’t even need all the whiz bang in the first iteration, almost anything would be better than these.