Stellantis plans to launch a retrofit package in 2024 to convert used versions of its midsize van range from diesel to electric, the company said.
The conversion kit aims to make electric vans more affordable for small business owners, Xavier Peugeot, head of Stellantis' vans business unit, told Automotive News Europe.
The retrofit would apply to the current generation of midsize vans code-named K0, which includes the Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro, Citroen Jumpy and Peugeot Expert.
The company has yet to reveal the price of the conversion package, but Peugeot indicated that it would be less than 20,000 euros.
"More and more smaller companies are looking for smart affordable solutions but aren't keen to invest in a brand new van," Peugeot said.
Stellantis has not revealed technical details for the converted vans, but Peugeot said the electric range will be "credible," adding that it would be below that of the company's current full-electric vans, which offer ranges of 224 km (139 miles) and 350 km depending on the size of the battery.
Stellantis wants to convert the vans at its own manufacturing facilities, Peugeot said.
"We will bring them to our plant, make the switch and bring them back to the customer," he added.
The focus on electric van conversions has so far mainly focused on France, which offers incentives of up to 40 percent of the conversion cost to a maximum of 10,000 euros.
Anyone taking the incentives have to keep their converted van for more than a year or 6,000 km before selling.