All PEUGEOTs will be available with electrified powertrains from 2023, spanning passenger cars and commercial vehicles. A new hybrid powertrain is being added for the PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008, and the brand will offer the best range yet on the popular PEUGEOT e-208. The fully electric e-308 and e-308 SW will also launch in 2023.
2023 will be a year of strong acceleration in the electrification of the PEUGEOT range: from the first half of 2023, all PEUGEOT models will be available with one or more electrified powertrains. This will give PEUGEOT the widest "e-choice" in Europe and will see the brand take a further step towards its goal of offering only Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) models in Europe by 2030. Already, all three Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) in the range are offered with a fully electric powertrain.
New hybrid technology for the PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008
2023 will be an "electric year" for PEUGEOT, with the brand introducing new models and technologies to its range. PEUGEOT will be the first Stellantis brand to launch the group's new generation of hybrid powertrains, once again emphasising its desire to give as many people as possible access to electrified mobility.
First offered on the PEUGEOT 3008 and PEUGEOT 5008 before being extended to other models in the range, this new generation hybrid technology combines efficiency and ease of use. It’s the first time an electrified powertrain has been offered on the PEUGEOT 5008.
It consists of a new-generation 136hp PureTech petrol engine, coupled with a new electrified dual-clutch gearbox. Thanks to a 48V battery that is recharged while driving, this technology offers extra torque at low revs and a 15% reduction in fuel consumption. It also enables zero-emission driving for up to 1 km at low speeds and for short distances in the city.
A further expansion of the 100% electric range: launch of the e-308 and e-308 SW
The PEUGEOT range of fully electric models will be expanded in 2023 with the arrival of the new e-308 and e-308 SW. PEUGEOT will be one of the first European manufacturers to offer a fully electric estate car. Offering both hatch and SW body styles, PEUGEOT will be able to meet all the needs of C-segment customers who wish to make the transition to zero-emission mobility.
Dynamism and driving pleasure, essential elements of PEUGEOT's DNA, were at the heart of the development of these new models, which inherit a new and particularly powerful electric motor developing 115 kW (156 bhp).
The new e-308 and e-308 SW also set a new benchmark in terms of electric efficiency, achieving 4.9 miles / kWh (useful energy / WLTP range), a benchmark among C-segment electric vehicles, while offering a range of 248 miles (WLTP). This performance has been made possible thanks to all the advances made in terms of motor and battery, as well as aerodynamics, weight optimisation with the new EMP2 platform, and the reduction of frictional losses.
Also in the C-segment, PEUGEOT has confirmed the future launch of a PEUGEOT e-408 alongside the plug-in hybrid versions of its dynamic and innovative fastback. The PEUGEOT e-408 will round out a fully electric PEUGEOT range that includes the PEUGEOT e-208, e-2008, e-308, e-308 SW, e-Rifter and e-Traveller.
Another PEUGEOT e-208: more performance and more efficiency
The e-208 will undergo some major developments in 2023, namely with the introduction of the new motor that is featured in the e-308. The e-208's maximum power output will increase by 15%, from 100 kW/136 bhp to 115 kW/156 bhp. Efficiency has also been optimised, providing the e-208 with a 10.5% increase in range, rising to 248 miles in the WLTP combined cycle (under approval).
All of these qualities will complement the success of the PEUGEOT e-208, which has been the top-selling electric B-segment car in Europe since the beginning of 2022.
The plug-in hybrid at the heart of the PEUGEOT electric range
With the aim of offering an electric mobility solution that meets the needs of all uses, PEUGEOT has developed a particularly comprehensive plug-in hybrid range. PEUGEOT can accommodate customers looking for hatchbacks, SW cars or SUVs, and all of these models combine the allure, emotion and excellence that have made PEUGEOT successful with remarkable efficiency.
The PEUGEOT 308 and 308 SW plug-in hybrids are available in two power levels, 180 or 225 bhp, and offer up to 41 miles equivalent all electric range (EAER).
Additionally, the PEUGEOT 3008 offers a choice of rechargeable hybrid engines, either 225 bhp or 300 bhp with all-wheel drive, with up to 40 miles EAER possible without using the combustion engine. Finally, the PEUGEOT 508 is available as a Fastback and an SW, with a 225 bhp plug-in hybrid engine or a 360 bhp sports engine and 4-wheel drive for the PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED versions.
PEUGEOT's plug-in hybrid technology is also being put to the test on the track by the PEUGEOT 9X8 Hybrid hypercar, which has been racing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) since July 2022.
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