Electric Van Lease Review: Peugeot e-Partner

By Libby Foster
Electric Van Lease Review: Peugeot e-Partner

Fancy leasing a Peugeot e-partner?

It appears that Peugeot may have an especially obstinate set of executives, engineers, or creatives who have enabled it to deviate from 'the norm' with its Peugeot e-Partner small electric van. The Peugeot e-Partner was developed alongside the Citroen e-Berlingo, Toyota Proace City Electric, and Vauxhall Combo-e, with all four models being nearly identical in most ways. 

While this stretches to the interior designs of all the others, the e-Partner receives a tailored dashboard that incorporates the i-Cockpit layout from the brand's passenger cars. This results in a more contemporary and sporty feel, as it has an unusually small steering wheel that you look over rather than through to see the instruments. But what sets the e-partner apart from its siblings we hear you ask? Well, keep reading to find out!

Peugeot e-Partner Performance

Because there is no engine churning away under the hood, electric vehicles are typically thought of as being quiet. However, not all electric vans live up to that promise due to their boxy shapes and enormous door mirrors, which can produce a lot of wind noise. Fortunately, the Peugeot e-Partner doesn't have this problem. Thanks to it having a lot of soundproofing material and in part because its door mirrors are fairly modest. Although the electric motor does have a faint whine, it is substantially quieter than the diesel engines in the standard Peugeot Partner.

Handling is also enhanced over diesel due to the e-Partner battery being placed underneath the floor, lowering the centre of gravity. Forget any stereotypes about vans driving like cars; the e-Partner is better than driving than many combustion-engined vehicles, combining precise steering with tight hold and a well-balanced feel.

Peugeot e-Partner Interior

The Peugeot e-Partner, as previously stated, has an exceptionally small steering wheel which will be familiar to anybody who has driven one of the brand's latest passenger cars. It can be difficult to see the instruments behind some of those without having to compromise your driving position, but that is not an issue here.

An 8.0in infotainment touchscreen is tilted towards the driver, making it easier to use and creating a cockpit-like feel. This adds to the appeal of a very tidy, presentable, and practical interior with ample storage for a small van. Quality also stands out, with the plastics feeling of sufficient quality and differing in texture and colour to make things fresh.

Peugeot e-Partner Space

Small vans must still be practical, which is why the e-Partner's Multi-Flex folding passenger seat is so useful. It not only serves as a handy work table but also allows the front seat to fold flat, increasing the cargo area's loading length. In addition, folding it down increases the load volume of the Standard e-Partner from 3.3m3 to 3.8m3, and in the Long version of the e-partner, the volume increases from 3.9m3 to 4.4m3.


The Peugeot e-Partner is an affordable entry-level electric van that will appeal to both fleets and private users. It is not only more calming to drive than its combustion-engined competitors, but it should be far cheaper to run and just as practical. But it is important to bear in mind that the Citroen e-Berlingo, Toyota Proace City Electric, and Vauxhall Combo-e are all closely related, so you can’t go too far wrong. 

There are many benefits to an electric van lease. At MWVC, we offer a range of Peugeot e-Partner van leasing options to satisfy everyone's requirements for finding the ideal van lease deal. If you're searching for a business vehicle to lease, our knowledgeable sales staff can provide you with advice on the best deal for you. Still unsure as to whether leasing a car is the right choice for you? You can reach a member of our staff by calling 0116 490 3030.

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*All pricing is correct at the time of publishing.