Innovating for professionals
Since 1928, Citroën has constantly innovated to adapt to changes in society and bring professionals greater peace of mind and ease of use in their daily work. In response to new environmental and social challenges, Citroën in 2021 is implementing new energies with ë-Jumpy Hydrogen and new concepts with My Ami Cargo, and thus forming the most complete electric range on the European market.
Fully electric LCV range from 2021
The European electric vehicle market is growing rapidly, having increased 132% in 2020 compared with 2019. Nearly one vehicle in ten sold in 2020 was electric. And the market is expected to grow by a further 53% in 2021, with over two million registrations and considerable growth in the electric LCV market (+127%), in which Citroën intends to be a major player. The Brand’s objective for 2025 is to achieve an over 25% share of electric models.
Looking beyond the commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of our ranges, Citroën’s electric LCVs are essential for professionals whose activities frequently take them into increasingly regulated city centres for deliveries or to work on building sites. Electrification also makes it possible to modify company fleets with a view to environmental and economic optimisation.
In 2019, Citroën announced the electrification of its entire compact van range from 2021. The brand has fully honoured this promise, with ë-Jumpy available to order since September 2020. The range will be expanded in the second half of 2021 with the first deliveries of ë-Berlingo Van, ë-Jumper, ë-Jumpy Hydrogen and, naturally, My Ami Cargo, which charts new territory in the micro-mobility market. Citroën offers the most comprehensive range to provide a bespoke solution for each professional.
While the Citroën LCV range is not yet available in New Zealand, we look forward to welcoming it in the future.
Branching out from electricity
Citroën is supplementing its range of electric LCVs with hydrogen technology to meet the needs of 8% of companies required to make journeys of more than 300 km or lacking the time to recharge their vehicle during the day. The Brand’s range will therefore meet all the needs in the segment.
ë-Jumpy Hydrogen, an electric van (not yet available in New Zealand) with a fuel cell and rechargeable batteries, is the first Citroën powered by this form of energy. While accommodating this new technology, it retains its useful volume and load capacity. The practical new model has a range of over 400 km* and its three 700 bar carbon-fibre hydrogen tanks, which sit next to the battery under the front seats, can be filled in just three minutes. With zero CO2 emissions, self-employed professionals and tradespeople will be able to continue to use roads in regulated urban areas in complete freedom.
*Range determined according to the methodology of the WLTP test procedure (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151)
ë-Jumpy Hydrogen is fully electric and benefits from two energy sources: a 45 kW fuel cell that produces electricity by consuming hydrogen stored in a three-cylinder tank at a pressure of 700 bars, and a 10.5 kWh battery that acts as a 50 km reserve and takes over automatically when the hydrogen tank is empty. The hydrogen fuel cell ensures the vehicle’s range, the battery being required in transition phases such as strong acceleration and gradients calling for extra power. These two sources of energy combine to fuel the motor and power the drive train. The battery, which recovers energy during deceleration, is automatically charged using electricity generated by the hydrogen fuel cell to ensure a sufficient charge level. It can also be charged using a cable at electric-vehicle charging stations.
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