New Citroën ë-SpaceTourer electric vs similar EV cars

Citroën ë-SpaceTourer

The Citroën SpaceTourer was actually first released back in 1994 when it was called the Citroën Jumpy. The name SpaceTourer was adopted in 2015 with the release of the third generation of the Jumpy/SpaceTourer. However, the electric e-SpaceTourer joined the lineup in 2021 and is part of a relatively small group of larger family electric MPVs.

In this article, we are going to compare the New Citroën ë-SpaceTourer electric vs similar EV cars and tell you what you get with each. As such, the Citroën e-SpaceTourer competes with the likes of the Peugeot e-Traveller and the Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-e, and all three of these are based on the same platform made by their parent company, Stellantis.

However, the Citroën e-SpaceTourer also competes with the Mercedes EQV and the Toyota PROACE Verso. The e-Spacetourer, the Peugeot Traveller, and the Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-e are really similar as they share the same specs, the same chassis, and most of their mechanical and interior parts. This means that they also share the same dimensions and cargo capacity.

The Mercedes EQV and the Toyota PROACE Verso are fairly different, especially the EQV which offers the largest battery and the longest possible range. However, the EQV also costs more than all the other MPVs in this article.

Citroën e-SpaceTourer

The Citroën e-SpaceTourer starts at around €51,000 for the model with the smaller 50kW battery while the 75kW battery model costs around €5,000 more. The 50kW model offers a range of 111 miles/180km while the 75kW model offers a range of 164 miles/265km. All versions can sit up to 9 people and the e-SpaceTourer can also be had in its larger XL form.

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When it comes to design, the e-SpaceTourer surely isn’t going to win any awards anytime soon, but it also isn’t going to offend anyone. It is a comfortable, no-nonsense family MPV/van that can do whatever you expect from a car in this segment.

Peugeot e-Traveller

The Peugeot e-Traveller starts at €63,000 for the smaller 50kW battery model while the larger 75kWh model costs just a little under €70,000. The maximum range is identical to the e-SpaceTourer and the e-Traveller is also available with medium-sized and long-sized configurations. All models of the e-Traveller can sit up to 9 passengers.

Compared to the e-SpaceTourer, the e-Traveller does come with a significant price hike even though these two are very much the same. Sure, the Peugeot arguably looks better and its interior is appointed with higher quality materials, but the fact of the matter is that these two are the same and the price hike for the e-Traveller is not worth it.

Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-e

With a starting price of €50,000, the 50kWh Vivaro-e is the cheapest one out of the three while the 75kWh model will set you back €56,000 which also undercuts the e-Traveller and is almost the same as the e-SpaceTourer. The Vivaro-e is also available in M and XL sizes and it can sit up to 9 people in the same way as the two models above.

Design-wise, the Vivaro-e does seem like the cleanest one out of the three and it manages space better which means that it offers the most space on the inside. The interior looks nice but is arguably less exciting than those in its two sister rivals.

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Mercedes EQV

If you want the most range and the most luxury, you will have to go with the Mercedes EQV. With a starting price of €67,000, the EQV comes with a 60kWh battery with a maximum range of 130 miles/205km. If you want to buy the top-spec 90kWh model with 190 miles/305km of range, you will have to pay upwards of €70,000.

The EQV is a more comfortable, more luxurious, and better-looking MPV than all the others on this list, but it falls short of all of them as it does not offer 9 seats. You can sit up to 7 people in the EQV max, so if you don’t need 9 seats, the EQV is a clear choice here.

Toyota PROACE Verso

The Toyota PROACE Verso is the final contender here and you’d be surprised to find out that the PROACE relies on a Stellantis-sourced powertrain which means the same range and the same battery size as the first three MPVs on this list. The Verso can sit up to 8 passengers in the mid-sized model and up to 9 in the larger model.

The starting price is €60,000 for the smaller battery and the smaller form factor while the larger battery in the 9-seater version of the Verso costs €5,000 more. The Toyota has a nicely laid-out interior, but it falls short of the original three Stellantis-made MPVs because not all versions come with a 9-seat layout which means more money needs to be spent to get it.

FAQ Section

Is the Citroën e-SpaceTourer better than the e-Traveller, the Vivaro-e, the PROACE Verso, and the Mercedes EQV?

The best MPV here is the Mercedes EQV, but only if you don’t need more than 7 seats at a time. If you do need more than 7 seats at a time, I’d give the upper edge to the Citroën e-SpaceTourer as it balances costs, design, capacity, seating, and technology the best. The e-Traveller is simply too expensive for no good reason while the Vivaro-e is a close second.

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The PROACE Verso is also a really good option, but it lacks flexibility as not all models come with a 9-seat layout.

Are electric MPVs popular?

Not really. Electric MPVs weren’t even available a year or two ago which means that they are only starting to come out. As these cars aren’t typical commuter cars for most people, it is not 100% sure how well will they do. However, if you use them as urban transporters and commercial vans, they can actually be great.

We will have to wait and see if these are going to become popular, but for now, there aren’t many of these on the road.

Does an electric MPV/Van make sense?

Well, it depends on your usage scenario. If you are the type of guy who spends a lot of time driving long distances, these are not your best choice. However, if you tend to do short commutes in the city, these can save you both money and time.

As most cities around the world offer many benefits to electric vehicles such as special parking, and no congestion charges, an electric van/MPV can actually be a really good idea, especially if you own a fleet of them.

Marko Mikulic

Why do you love writing about cars? I love writing about cars as cars are a huge personal interest of mine. I was raised in a car enthusiast community and ever since I was young, I always wanted to do car-related work.

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