The new Citroën ë-Dispatch (also called e-Jumpy) was first introduced a few years ago and is now one of the most popular electric vans on the market. However, it is not the only electric van on the market as many other competitive electric vans are also fighting for buyers as this segment is still way too young to be big.
The Citroën ë-Dispatch gets two different battery sizes and can sit up to 9 people at the same time. The platform on which it sits is shared with many other electric cars within the Stellantis umbrella, some of which are direct competitors to the Citroën ë-Dispatch.
These are the Opel/Vauxhall e-Vivaro, the Peugeot e-Traveller, and the Toyota PROACE Electric. All of these are fairly similar as far as battery sizes, space, and range are concerned. Moreover, the Peugeot and the Opel share the same Stellantis platform which means that they are really similar, almost identical.
The Toyota PROACE electric also shares the same platform as these even though Toyota isn’t a Stellantis brand at all. All in all, these four vans/MPVs are more or less the same and the winner is likely going to be decided depending on your badge loyalty.
The Citroën ë-Dispatch/e-Jumpy is a really spacious MPV/van as it can sit up to 9 people in every configuration. The ë-Dispatch starts at around €50,000 for the smaller 50kw version which can offer you a range of about 180km. Higher-trim 75kWh battery models will set you back around €56,000 and these will offer you upwards of 260km of range.
Design-wise, the Citroën ë-Dispatch looks interesting but is nothing special as is the case with most vans from this segment. You can choose between two sizes of the ë-Dispatch, the mid-sized M model or the large-size XL model.
The Peugeot e-Traveller is also based on the same platform as the Citroën ë-Dispatch (e-Jumpy). This means that it shares the same battery sizes which are a smaller 50kWh battery and a larger 75kWh battery with an identical range. All versions of the e-Traveller can sit up to nine people at a time without any issues whatsoever.
The starting price of the e-Traveller is around €63,000 which is quite a bit more than the ë-Dispatch with which it shares most of its parts. The Peugeot does look a bit better and it uses certain higher-quality materials throughout the cabin. All in all, it is a really nice van/MPV that should be more than enough for most people.
The Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-e is also based on the same platform as all the other vans/MPVs listed here. You can get a 50kWh model for around €51,000 while the larger 75kWh model will set you back €57,000 at the very least. This makes the Vivaro-e almost the same as the Citroën e-Jumpy which means that these two are likely the most similar vans on this list.
The Vivaro-e is available in mid-size and extra-large sizes depending on what you prefer. It’s worth mentioning that both can sit up to 9 people at a time. The range is between 180km and 260km which is exactly the same as with the e-Jumpy/ë-Dispatch.
Toyota PROACE electric
The final van/MPV we are going to mention today is the Toyota Proace electric, a fully Toyota-designed and built van that also shares its platform with all the other vans on this list. Even though Toyota is one of those brands that tend to develop cars by themselves, they opted to buy the Stellantis platform as that is rather a more financially beneficial thing to do.
This means that the PROACE can be had with either a 50kWh battery or a 75kWh battery while the range is more or less the same as with all the other options here. The PROACE is available in more trim levels and configurations, both not all come with 9 seats with certainly is a drawback. Starting prices are around €50,00 while 9-seater 75kWh battery models cost closer to €60,000.
Are electric vans worth it?
At first glance, an electric van might not seem like the best idea, but it does make quite a bit of sense to buy one as they can save you a lot of money through car financing and fleet leasing. Some markets like the UK market will offer you significant discounts if you go for PHEVs or EVs as fleet vehicles.
On the other hand, if you are buying these as long-distance haulers and transporters, it might be a bit better to just go for a diesel variant if you are not overly hung up on dirty old diesel. No matter what anyone says, diesel vans are still the number one choice worldwide because they are cheaper, easier to live with, can be refueled in minutes, and have a lot longer range on a full tank.
Is Stellantis making good electric cars?
Believe it or not, Stellantis EVs seem to be more popular than most other EVs on the market, so much so that Stellantis sells more EVs in Europe per year than Tesla does. The reality is that there are already dozens of EVs made within the Stellantis umbrella which makes them really common.
Furthermore, it seems like these cars are managing to be really reliable as well which is somewhat of a positive turnaround for brands like Citroën and Peugeot. So, yes, Stellantis is making competitive, efficient, well-rounded, and relatively affordable electric cars which do have their own spot in the current world of EVs.
Which Citroën models are similar to the Citroën ë-Dispatch?
Currently, Citroën has three electric MPVs/vans in its lineup which includes the ë-Dispatch/e-Jumpy, the Citroën e-Berlingo, and the Citroën e-SpaceTourer. The e-Berlingo is the smallest one of the three, but also the most popular one as it is perfect for family use.
The e-SpaceTourer is really similar to the ë-Dispatch/e-Jumpy as both sit up to nine passengers in total. Citroën designed the e-SpaceTourer to be a more family-oriented EV while the ë-Dispatch/e-Jumpy is more geared to business use.