The Citroën Berlingo électrique is a battery-powered version of the Berlingo range of vans. It has a 162V Saft NiCd battery, a 28 kW Leroy Somer electric motor and has a maximum speed of 95 km/h (59 mph), with a maximum range of 95 km (59 mi) in typical driving. The Berlingo électrique is equipped with direct drive transmission. The vehicle is often mistakenly described as having an “automatic” gearbox whereas in reality the very wide power range of the electric motor when compared with the very narrow power band of an Internal Combustion Engine means that more than one gear is unnecessary. The Berlingo électrique has in effect only one forward gear which serves from 0- 70 mph (110 km/h). The ‘gear’ stick looks similar to an automatic one but is limited to Drive, Neutral, Reverse and Park.