Peugeot has just confirmed its ambitious electrified launch program for 2021, which will range from 100% electric vans like the new e-Boxer to a sports sedan equipped with a plug-in hybrid engine like the wild 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered. Besides, the lion’s signature has also confirmed the third generation of the 308, compact star.
One of the highlights of this plan is the full electrification of Peugeot’s range of commercial vehicles. The current e-Traveler (passenger version) and e-Expert (cargo version) midsize vans, available with 50 kWh (143 miles) and 75 kWh (205 miles) batteries, will be joined by electric versions of the models small and large of the lineup.
Thus, the first to arrive will be the large e-Boxer van, scheduled for the first half of 2021. This model can be purchased with 37 kWh (125 miles) or 70 kWh (3211 miles) batteries. In autumn, the small models e-Rifter (passenger version) and e-Partner (cargo version), equipped with 50 kWh batteries (171 miles), will disembark.
The 508 PSE, available with the sedan and SW station wagon bodies, is positioned as the Peugeot range’s new flagship. This model has a total power of 360 hp (combining a 200 hp 1.6 PureTech petrol engine with two electric drives through an 8-speed automatic transmission) and a torque of 520 Nm.
Equipped with an 11.5 kWh battery, the 508 PSE achieves a range in 100% electric mode of 26 miles. Its approved consumption is 2.03 liters per 100 km, while emissions are estimated at 46 grams of carbon dioxide per mile traveled. Its arrival in our market will take place throughout April.
However, the year’s big news will be the new 308, which will be launched in the second half of the year. The French compact will be in charge of launching the new Peugeot corporate logo, but for the first time in its history, it will have plug-in hybrid engines in its sedan and SW family versions. Also, it is not ruled out that in 2023 a 100% electric variant will be added.