The interior layout, fit and finish
Such are the power demands placed on an electric van that it’s not uncommon to find that there are very few options to enhance interior comfort, and the Partner Electric is no exception.
You're limited to SE trim, which provides air conditioning, Bluetooth, cruise control, a speed limiter, electric windows and mirrors, a trip computer and the Multi-Flex passenger seat, which adds extra storage space. It’s not the most opulent of choices, then, and lacks even the option of adding sat-nav or a DAB radio.
The interior is utilitarian and a little cramped – although as the Partner Electric doesn't require a gearbox, there's now much-needed space for the driver’s left knee and the knees of a passenger in the otherwise cramped middle seat. Unfortunately, though, driver's seat travel is a little lacking and the arrangement of the controls around the steering wheel and on the dashboard isn't the most logical
The covered storage area on top of the dashboard and two open compartments in the centre provide the bulk of the oddment storage, but there you get well-sized door pockets and useful under-seat space.