Published on January 31st, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Peugeot To Launch Five New EVs In 2 Years
Peugeot will begin with the E-3008 crossover in 2023
Peugeot has just announced its new E-Lion project that will set the tone for the French carmaker’s electrification efforts moving forward. Essentially the plan will see the automaker release five new electric vehicles (EVs) in just two years starting this year and we have apparently already seen some of these vehicles too.
Apart from this ambitious release of new EVs, Peugeot also plans to introduce a new 48-volt hybrid system into its new vehicles as well. This new 48-volt mild-hybrid system will be rolled out into several of its new models this 2023 which means the Lion badge carmaker is off to a roaring good start this year.
Moreover, Peugeot‘s hybrid system features a new generation of its PureTech petroleum engine which makes either 100 or 136 horsepower (74 or 101 kilowatts), which Peugeot will pair to a six-speed electrified dual-clutch gearbox with a 28hp (21kW) electric motor.
The first of these new hybrid powered Peugeot vehicles is slated to be released during the second half of the year and it is none other than the brand’s C-segment SUV, the all new Peugeot E-3008. This vehicle will be equipped with the company’s 48-volt system and will be able to operate in electric mode roughly 50 percent of the time.
The new Peugeot E-3008 is supposed to offer up to 700km (434miles) of WLTP range and will feature three electric powertrains, including a dual-motor setup, making ti the first E-Peugeot to ride on the Stellantis STLA Medium platform. The brand also stated that it would launch the E-5008 shortly after.
On top of the new Peugeot E-3008, this mild-hybrid system technology will also be made available in the Peugeot 208, 2008, 308, 5008, and 408 in 2023. What’s more, over the next two years, Peugeot will launch the new E-308, E-308 SW, E-408, E-3008, and E-5008 models as part of its new hybrid lineup.
The E-308 and E-308 SW models, which were unveiled in September 2022 and are set to go on sale this year will feature the company’s brand-new electric motor that produces 156hp (115kW) while offering over 400 kilometers (248 miles) of WLTP range.
With all these ambitious releases planned, Peugeot is showing no intent of taking its electrification plans slowly. While this confidence is inspiring for sure, countries like Malaysia which are far behind in EV charging infrastructure will not be able to fully benefit from this so perhaps Peugeot could consider slowing down a bit.
Well either way, you can’t stop progress so maybe it is Malaysia that needs to speed up. What do you guys think about Peugeot’s electrification plans? Is the brand moving too quickly or not?