Citroen is investing heavily in electrification at the minute, and is introducing hybrids and EVs across its line-up. 

From battery-electric hatchbacks to plug-in hybrid SUVs, there’s no shortage of choice. One of the latest additions is the e-Berlingo, an electric version of this popular family car. Here are five things you need to know about it. 

It’s just as practical as Berlingo models in the past

Citroen e-Berlingo

The switch to electrification can prove challenging for cars that are known for their practicality, simply because large batteries can put quite a dent into interior space. 

No such issue affects the Berlingo, with clever packaging of the battery low into the floor meaning there’s no impact on roominess, with this model remaining impressively practical. With a choice of M or XL sizes, and up to 4,000 litres of boot space with the rear seats removed. Speaking of seats, if you choose the XL, you also get seven seats included. 

Designed for family life

Citroen e-Berlingo

Few cars are as well set up for family life as the Citroen e-Berlingo, and if you’re looking for a spacious alternative to an estate car or SUV, you’re likely to be impressed with this MPV. 

Not only does it impress with its vast levels of space, but it’s brimmed with useful touches, including 26 separate compartments for storing odds and ends in, which combine to add an extra litres of space. These include a refrigerated glovebox, while Citroen’s infamous Modutop roof also lets you store items out of the way above you in the roofliner.  

Impressively comfortable

Citroen e-Berlingo

Citroen has a fantastic reputation for comfort, and even though the e-Berlingo has its roots shared with a van, there have been no sacrifices made when it comes to this. 

Part of Citroen’s ‘Advanced Comfort’ programme, it features ultra-soft seats to enhance the experience for the driver and passengers, while its light and airy cabin, along with optional full-length glass roof, only enhances the feeling of comfort further. 

Decent electric range

Citroen e-Berlingo

The e-Berlingo uses a powertrain setup that’s been widely used across Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall products, and pairs a 50kWh battery with 134bhp motor, delivering zippy performance for a vehicle of this type. 

Though it won’t rival the best in the business for distance, its claimed 174-mile range is respectable nonetheless. The ability to charge the battery to 80 per cent capacity in just 30 minutes using a rapid charger means you’ll soon be on your way again should you need to stop and top up the battery.

It’s now the only Berlingo you can buy

Citroen e-Berlingo

Though Citroen briefly offered the e-Berlingo alongside petrol and diesel versions, the brand has recently removed the standard combustion-powered models, meaning if you want a new Berlingo, it will be powered by electric. 

The same applies to the larger Citroen SpaceTourer, while similar MPV versions of the e-Berlingo from Vauxhall and Peugeot are now only available as EVs, too.