What's the
real range?

A shot of the charging display in side the cab of the van

The WLTP range of Eve's base vehicle, the Citroen e-Dispatch, is 196 miles. But we're often immediately asked, “what's the real range?”

The answer can vary between 100 miles and 200 miles based on a variety of factors.

Start with speed

Speed is the number one impact on range. The most important thing you can do is to restrain your inner Maverick...

We recommend our customers to stick at 60MPH on motorways for long journeys. Any faster is a false economy as it requires you to stop more to charge.

Avoid overtaking unless it really impacts your speed. Dropping in speed a few miles is much better than speeding up to overtake only to slow all the way back down.

Based on a mild day with three passengers (~2800kg.) Aircon off.

Use Citroen's estimator
Simulate your range

Throughout the course of this article we’ll be using Citroen’s online range estimator to simulate different driving conditions and how that impacts the vehicle’s range.

try out the calculator

A successful charge


It's widely known that cold temperatures affect the efficiency of batteries on electric vehicles. This is true, you can expect a 10% range reduction in cold weather. But the use of heating increases that even more.

I'd recommend to try not to use the heating or AC if you're concerned about range. When it's hot I use the windows whenever possible. In the winter, the van does have a gas air blow heater you can use when stationary.

Assuming one passenger driving at 50mph.

Warm Day

With AC
162 miles
Without AC
180 miles

Cold Day

With Heating
140 miles
Without Heating
154 miles


We are commonly asked how much the weight of the van conversion affects the range. The answer is not as much as we expected, roughly 5%.

Assuming a mild day, 50MPH, with one passenger, and aircon off.
(~2200 kg)
188 miles
One Passenger
(~2600 kg)
179 miles
Three Passengers
(~2800 kg)
176 miles
Maximum Load
(~3000 kg)
173 miles

What is WLTP?

WLTP stands for the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure. It's used for all vehicles, not just electric, to determine their fuel consumption and emissions.

It came into force in 2018, replacing the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) and is more realistic.

...That's the long answer

Unless you're driving identical journeys, it's impossible to give a single answer, but our experience so far indicates a minimum of 150 miles on a single charge is reasonable for a long distance journey.