Published on January 31st, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Peugeot 5008 PHEV Becomes Fleet Vehicle For France’s Gendarmerie Nationale
Good enough for the French Gendarmerie, good enough for the Malaysian public?
The Gendarmerie Nationale – France’s internal security armed forces – have been equipped with 395 units of the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 225 eAT8 in Allure trim. This is the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant of the Peugeot 3008 facelift model recently launched in Malaysia by Bermaz Auto Alliance.
These fleet units were ordered by the French Ministry of the Interior and feature screen-printing and additional equipment for the Gendarmerie Nationale, fitted by EGP in Hordain. The cars themselves are made at the Stellantis factory in Sochaux.
Here’s the press release with more information.
In addition to the 5008 fleets that the police and gendarmerie forces have been kitted out with since last year, the French Ministry of the Interior has taken delivery of the first 395 screen-printed PEUGEOT 3008 Plug-in Hybrids for the Gendarmerie Nationale. The rechargeable hybrid engine will now be used in screen-printed intervention vehicles, in addition to a massive rollout of unmarked versions in 2020.
These new deliveries are a sign that the 3008 Plug-in Hybrids meet the specifications of a demanding organisation in terms of reliability and performance, as well as good residual value.
This order is also in line with the fleet’s electrification approach and the push to equip it with vehicles manufactured in France and offering the best level of performance. With a cumulative power of 225 bhp, a torque of 360 Nm and the discreet approach capability during patrols in electric mode, the Gendarmerie’s 3008 Hybrids are an important development for intervention vehicles
The 395 vehicles ordered have the following characteristics:
- PEUGEOT 3008 Hybrid 225 eAT8, Allure finish
- Rechargeable Hybrid engine: 225 hp
- WLTP electric range: up to 56 km
- Battery power: 90 kW
- Battery capacity: 13.2 kWh
- Maximum combined fuel consumption WLTP: 1.4 l/100km
- Maximum combined CO2 emission WLTP: 32 g/km
- Specific colour Celestial blue
- Screen-printed with “GENDARMERIE NATIONALE
- Operationally specific fittings
The vehicles are manufactured for the Ministry of the Interior at the Stellantis factory in Sochaux, and converted by the EGP in Hordain, the bodywork manufacturer referenced for all of the Group’s screen-printed vehicles.
Additional supplies are already planned for the first quarter of 2022 for the Gendarmerie and the Police.