Peugeot was initially unclear if there would also be a fully electric 308. And we weren’t sure about it either. Unlike the Peugeot 208, the Peugeot 308 was not designed from the start to carry an electric powertrain. But now all doubts are over: Peugeot officially presents the e-308 and e-308 SW.
Electric Peugeot 308: this is the successor of the Volkswagen e-Golf
In short, you can say that the electric Peugeot e-308 is the successor of the Volkswagen e-Golf. Until a few years ago, apart from the Nissan Leaf, it was the only ‘regular’ mid-range with a fully electric powertrain. Volkswagen ID. 3 we get more than a crossover and the Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 are SUVs. Is it the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric then? It is also higher than Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf. And believe it or not, there are still people who don’t like crossovers and SUVs. In that respect alone, the Peugeot e-308 is a welcome addition to the EV market. This special position will probably not last long, because the electric Opel Astra will soon follow – after all, that is the technical cousin of the 308. The new DS 4 will also follow the EV model of the 308, but the car is again more. in the Volkswagen ID section.3 and Renault Megane E-Tech Electric.
More power and more range for the Peugeot e-308
Fortunately, Peugeot has not chosen the easiest way by putting the same electric train in the e-308 as in the Peugeot e-208. For example, Peugeot e-308 does not have 136, but 156 hp. The torque of both electric French is at the same level: 260 Nm.
Although the Peugeot 308 was not well optimized for a battery pack, Peugeot was able to fit a 54 kWh battery pack into it. It has a consumption capacity of 51 kWh. This makes the Peugeot 308 electric better than its 6 kWh sibling. According to the manufacturer, the battery pack provides the Peugeot e-308 with a range of more than 400 km. Peugeot averages consumption of 12.7 kWh/100 km. That seems very optimistic. We have never experienced such low usage in our range testing.
Peugeot e-308 MG 5 competitor
An electric station wagon version of the 308, the Peugeot e-308 SW, will compete with the MG 5 Electric. You know, the only other power station car in the compact mid-size class. The MG has slightly more power and torque, but a smaller battery pack. So the Chinese don’t go as far as the French. The electric Peugeot 308 has a three-phase 11 kW charger as standard. When it comes to fast charging, the electric 308 does not set new standards: 100 kW is the maximum. Peugeot promises a 20-minute charging time to get the battery pack from 20 percent to 80 percent full.
When will the electric Peugeot 308 go on sale?
Except for the lack of real exhaust pipes, you can recognize the electric Peugeot 308 with aerodynamic aluminum 18-inch wheels. Inside, the e-308 is very similar to its siblings, which still have a combustion engine in the nose. That’s good news for us, because we’re fans of the chic i-Cockpit.
The Drive Mode button allows you to select three drive modes. In addition, the transmission has a B position, for a powerful braking effect when you release the power pedal. It is not clear whether single pedal driving is actually possible – ie without having to operate the brake pedal. The Peugeot 308 electric hatchback and e-308 SW will go on sale from mid-2023. According to Peugeot’s press release, you don’t need a dealer to purchase; the purchase process can be completely online.