The redesigned Peugeot 308 hatch and wagon will provide not solely a plug-in hybrid, but additionally an electrical possibility.
Autocar experiences the Peugeot e-308, as it will likely be identified, will even characteristic a extra highly effective electrical powertrain than that used within the e-208 and e-2008.
It’s set to enter full manufacturing in July 2023, which makes it some methods off. The inner combustion engine-powered vary is launching right here within the second half of this yr.
The front-wheel drive e-308 will reportedly use a single electrical motor with 115kW of energy and 269Nm of torque, up 15kW on that within the smaller Peugeot EVs.
The battery capability is up 4kWh to 50kWh (54kWh gross), helps fast-charging at as much as 100kW, and can reportedly have an electrical vary of practically 402km.
Autocar experiences the e-308 will weigh roughly 1600kg – the identical as its plug-in hybrid counterpart. Cargo area will even be the identical as its electrified sibling.
The motor, on-board charger and warmth pump will likely be positioned beneath the bonnet.
Mission supervisor Agnès Tesson-Faget mentioned the plug-in hybrid already accounts for 20 per cent of 308 orders, and expects the electrical model to account for a good chunk contemplating 20 per cent of Peugeot gross sales in Europe final month have been of its electrical autos.
Peugeot is concurrently rolling out each plug-in hybrid and all-electric autos.
The brand new plug-in hybrid 308 will be a part of the plug-in variations of the 3008 and 508, each of that are launching right here within the first quarter of this yr.
Within the electrical column, there’s the aforementioned e-208 and e-2008. Peugeot additionally sells electrical variations of its Associate, Skilled and Boxer vans, plus the Rifter and Traveller folks mover variations of the primary two.
Actually, Peugeot has simply discontinued internal-combustion engine variations of the Rifter MPV in Europe.
Peugeot Australia basic supervisor Kate Gillis advised media early final yr the corporate it plans to introduce its first electrical automobile in 2022.
We contacted the corporate once more, and no additional info was forthcoming.
CarExpert understands Peugeot Australia is evaluating the e-2008 and a lightweight business automobile, and can be evaluating the 208 in each petrol and electrical guise.
Earlier than the e-308 comes right here, if that’s certainly Peugeot’s plan, we’re set to get its plug-in hybrid counterpart in response to authorities approval paperwork.
It combines a 132kW petrol engine with an 81kW electrical motor and 12.4kWh battery pack. Claimed electrical vary is 59km on the stricter WLTP cycle.
The introduction of a plug-in hybrid 308 will give Peugeot a uncommon plug-in providing within the small automobile phase. At present, solely the Hyundai Ioniq affords a plug-in powertrain in Australia, with PHEV variations of the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf restricted to different markets.
The 308 rides a model of the earlier mannequin’s EMP2 platform, which has been upgraded to accommodate plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains.
The hatchback additionally has a 55mm wheelbase than earlier than, although the wagon’s is unchanged.
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