Peugeot: “Offer the widest range of electric cars in Europe in 2023”

Peugeot: “Offer the widest range of electric cars in Europe in 2023”

Peugeot says that from the second half of 2023 all French models will be available with electric power. The automaker will be the first Stellantis Group brand to introduce a new generation of hybrid drives for the group. The new drive is used in the 3008 and 5008. There are also other new electric cars and hydrogen cars.

For the hybrid, the 100 kW (136 hp) petrol engine is combined with a new, electric dual-clutch transmission. The 48-volt machine supports the combustion engine, provides additional torque and is said to reduce consumption by 15 percent. At low speeds, the hybrid should also be able to drive “up to one kilometer” on electricity.

Peugeot wants to introduce a new hybrid drive later in another series, it will also be used in other Stellantis brands. The “eDCT” hybrid transmission is produced at the Stellantis plant in Metz as part of the joint venture between E-Transmissions and Punch Powertrain. Production there should be increased to 600,000 units by 2024, and later the eDCT will also be built at the Mirafiori plant in Turin.

The previously announced update is part of the offensive for the French carrier of small car e-208 with a slightly larger battery and a more powerful electric motor. With a compact car e-308 and station wagon e-308 SW Two more fully battery-powered models are introduced. In addition, full-electricity follows e-408 as a variant of the new 408 electric recovery series.

Using Electronic Hydrogen, Peugeot is also launching a hydrogen fuel cell variant of the electric car model. Peugeot is also planning an electric solution in the two-wheel segment: At the Paris Motor Show, the company wants to present the e-Streetzone e-Scooter with a range of up to 112 km.

In addition to electric cars, Peugeot’s portfolio already includes various plug-in hybrids. The technical basis is provided by platforms designed for several vehicle types, which the brand shares with its sister companies Citroën, DS and Opel.

“Peugeot will offer the largest selection of electric cars in Europe, with many new models and technologies,” the Frenchman said. “From e-bikes to vans and e-scooters to cars, Peugeot will cover all e-mobility needs and thus take another step towards its goal of providing 100 percent zero-emission electric vehicles in Europe by 2030.”

From 2030, all Peugeot models entering the European market will be fully electric. At this point, the manufacturer wants to position itself as a pure electric car brand. For customers in other countries, however, there should still be models with combustion engines in the product line.