History will remember that when Carlos Tavares, executive director of the Stellantis group, took part in the historic Monte-Carlo rally at the wheel of a 1970s Peugeot 104 ZS2, the Sochaux brand formalized its electrification strategy.
From 2025, the French manufacturer will only launch 100% electric vehicles.
By then, it will launch five new such models.
This year, this product offensive will begin with the launch of two electric versions of the 308, the sedan and the station wagon.
These two models will inherit the technology deployed on the latest generation of the DS3 e-Tense.
It combines a 156 horsepower (115 kW) electric machine with a vastly improved battery.
With a capacity increased to 54 kWh, of which 51 are useful, the battery is distinguished by a new chemistry comprising 80% nickel, 10% manganese and 10% cobalt.
This is how Peugeot announces a standardized consumption of 12.7 kWh/100 km.
Next year, this technology will benefit the 408. Then, it will be the turn of the next generation of the 3008 and 5008 presented during the second half of 2023 to accommodate an electric traction chain.
These SUVs will inaugurate the new STLA Medium platform of the Stellantis group reserving higher performance.
The Peugeot e-3008 already claims a range of 700 km, in the best case.
Three versions are scheduled.
The top of the range will have all-wheel drive thanks to the presence of two electric motors, one per axle.
Their design will be largely inspired by the Inception concept unveiled at CES in Las Vegas.
The objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2038 will also pass at Peugeot through the recycling of essential parts and the use of the circular economy.
In parallel with the movement towards all-electricity, Peugeot will electrify its entire range to reduce its CO2 emissions.
Later this year, the Lion will introduce a new 48V micro-hybridization technology based on a 100 or 136 horsepower E-Tech 3-cylinder engine coupled to a small capacity battery, a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (E-DCS6) and a 21 kW electric motor.
This new powertrain would ensure a 15% reduction in consumption and therefore in greenhouse gas emissions.