Peugeot Launches Five New EVs In 2 Years, Adds Mild-Hybrid Technology To Its Models

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Today Peugeot announced its new E-Lion Project which will define the automaker’s electrification efforts going forward. The automaker plans to launch five new EVs in two years, some of which we’ve already seen, and introduce a new 48-volt hybrid system into its vehicles.

Peugeot will enter service in 2023, rolling out the new 48-volt mild hybrid technology to several models this year. The company’s hybrid system features a new generation of PureTech gas engines producing 100 or 136 horsepower (74 or 101 kilowatts), which Peugeot pairs with a six-speed electrified dual-clutch gearbox combining 28-hp (21-kW) power. electric motor.

According to the company, C-segment SUVs equipped with the company’s 48-volt system will be able to operate 50 percent in electric mode. This technology will be launched in 208, 2008, 308, 3008, 5008, and 408 in 2023.

Over the next two years, five new EVs will join the brand’s new hybrid lineup. Peugeot plans to launch the E-308, E-308 SW, E-408, E-3008 and E-5008. The two EVs, the E-308 and E-308 SW will feature the company’s new electric motor that produces 156 hp (115 kW) while offering a range of over 400 kilometers (248 miles) on the WLTP cycle. Both vehicles debuted last September and go on sale later this year.

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That seems like a lot, but Peugeot has a lot more to offer. In the second half of this year, the company will reveal the E-3008, a new SUV that offers a range of up to 700 km (434 miles). It will feature three electric powertrains, including a dual-motor setup, being the first to ride on the Stellantis STLA Medium platform. Peugeot says the E-5008 will debut “soon after”, leaving only the E-408’s debut date a mystery.

Peugeot is not tiptoeing towards electrification. It plans to electrify every model this year, with the company having EVs available across the range by 2025. The company’s goal is to only sell EVs in Europe by 2030. It’s an ambitious plan that will have automakers focus on efficiency, the environment, user experience, and, of course, electric vehicles. The onslaught of battery-electric vehicles will give automakers new freedoms in vehicle design, packaging and longevity, and Peugeot is ready to take on the challenge.

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