Peugeot has revealed a hydrogen fuel cell variant of its Expert cargo van, scheduled to go on sale in European markets at the end of 2021. Peugeot claims the e-Expert Hydrogen to offer a WLTP range of over 400 km (248+ mi). The van will be available in two lengths: Standard with 4.95 metres and a Long one with 5.30 metres.
The e-Expert Hydrogen looks fairly discreet compared to the other Expert variants except for a subtle difference in the intermediate grille. Also, it gets the ‘Hydrogen’ badges — at the rear and on the front doors. The hydrogen port is located on the left rear wing and filling up, according to Peugeot, takes only 3 minutes. The van rides 40 mm higher.
Peugeot claims a maximum payload of up to 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs) and a max towing capacity of up to 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs). Features list includes a manual air conditioning, 7-inch central touchscreen with Peugeot Connect (TomTom 3D navigation, Bluetooth and Mirrorscreen compatibility), 180-degree reversing camera, and electric parking brake with hill-start assist.
Three hydrogen tanks are located under the floor, with a total capacity of 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs) at a pressure of 700 bar. A 10.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack sits under the cab seats. A permanent magnet electric motor on the front axle develops a maximum power of 100 kW (136 metric hp) and a maximum torque of 260 Nm (192 lb-ft). However, those max output figures are available only in ‘Power’ driving mode; the ‘Eco’ and ‘Normal’ modes limit the output. The van comes with a 11 kW three-phase onboard charger as standard.