Motor Parts Direct is a company with a reputation for quality parts at reasonable prices. The company has recently expanded its operations into Canada. Citroen UK, for example, has ordered 40 electric vans from Motor Parts Direct. In addition to offering parts for electric vehicles, the company also offers parts and accessories for hybrid and conventional vehicles.
Citroen UK has ordered 40 Citroen e-Berlingo Vans
Motor Parts Direct, the UK’s largest independent motor factor, has recently taken a leap into the electric van market with a new order of 40 Citroen e-Berslingo Vans. The company’s existing fleet of around 850 Citroen vans includes 220 diesel models. The company’s new order will allow the company to expand nationwide and further introduce electric vehicles to the market.
The e-Berlingo Van has a range of up to 171 miles and can be configured as a crew van or panel van. The vehicle can also carry up to five people and cargo. It supports 100kW rapid charging and can achieve an 80% charge in 30 minutes. The battery has a capacity of around 80kWh.
The company has made changes to its energy transition strategy, aiming to lower the total cost of ownership and provide solutions that align with future trends. In addition, the company will continue to sell the fuel-powered Berlingo Van in LCV form, and the Grand C4 SpaceTourer will remain in the range. Customers will be able to take delivery of their e-Berlingo Vans between 2021 and 2022, but Citroen has not specified a specific date.
The e-Berlingo also comes with a range of driver assistance technologies. These include a reversing camera, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warnings, and blind-spot monitoring. Other features include an 8-inch touchscreen, USB port, and e-shifter that is mounted where the gearstick would normally be.
40 Citroen e-Berlingo vans
Citroen UK has ordered 40 Citroen e-Berlingo vans to meet the demand of a growing market. These vans are fully electric and have 136hp of electric power. Moreover, the vehicle also supports 100kW rapid charging and the onboard 11kW charger can charge the car in 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Citroen has taken this step to meet demand and reduce its carbon footprint by increasing the number of electric vans available in the market. The company also plans to launch three more electric vans this year. It is working towards electrifying the whole of its line-up by 2025.
The Citroen e-Berlingo is a front-wheel drive electric van that is capable of 0-62 mph in 11.5 seconds. The van has 134 hp of max power and reaches a top speed of 83 mph. Its electric drive system also allows the driver to choose between Eco mode for energy efficiency and Power mode for peak performance when the van is fully loaded.
The Citroen e-Berringo’s battery is capable of delivering 171 miles between charges. The vehicle’s batteries can be recharged via a 100kW fast charger and a wall box charging station in seven hours. In addition, interior updates have been made to reflect the new electric drivetrain. A new drive mode selector has been installed and the 5-in infotainment system has been redesigned to incorporate key infotainment systems. There is also a new head-up display available.
Motor Parts Direct has helped Citroen UK switch to electric
As the UK’s largest independent motor factor, Motor Parts Direct has recently ordered 40 Citroen e-Berlingo Vans. These are the first 100% electric vans from the French car manufacturer. It also ordered 220 diesel-powered Citroen Berlingo and Relay vans. The company currently operates a fleet of around 850 Citroens.
While developing their cars, engineers pay attention to functionality and fuel efficiency. It also pays attention to the environment and has been making efforts to reduce fuel consumption. For example, the C3 e-HDI 90, introduced in 2011, uses only 3.6 liters of fuel.
Growth of independent motor factor
Motor Parts Direct is expanding its network across the UK and recently opened its 118th branch. It now has branches from Falmouth in the West to Beccles in the East, from Hull in the North to Torquay in the South. The expansion is taking place at the same time as other parts stores are consolidating.
The company opened its first branch in Kettering in 2000. Since then, it has grown rapidly to become the UK’s largest independent motor factor. The company supplies quality car parts to independent garages, and its experienced team of professionals is on hand to help its customers. It is the first motor factor in the UK to introduce electric vans.
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