Although skeptical, the head of the PSA group will launch an electric offensive starting in fall 2019. A little forced and forced by political decisions, as Carlos Tavares was able to explain to the Paris Motor Show in October 2018. Those of Europe who will introduce a drastic reduction in CO2 on the horizon in 2025 and 2030. But also the Chinese, who have made the electrics the fighting horse. In fact, Dongfeng, a shareholder of the PSA Group, has funded much of the development of the new e-CMP electrical platform.
About 300 km autonomy
Therefore, the new Peugeot 208 will have an electric version with the same characteristics as the DS3 Crossback E-Tense. If Peugeot had planned to reject it in three powersOnly one version of 136 hp is available in the catalog. This 260 Nm torque motor is manufactured under the Continental license at the PSE Trémery plant. It is powered by a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery, the cells of which are supplied by CATL (China) and assembled in Slovakia at the Trnava plant, where the 208 Electric is produced.
On the new WLTP cycle the range is about 300 km (450 km in the former NEDC). The installation under the central floor of the battery (about 300 kg) preserves the trunk volume. The Peugeot will be positioned opposite the market's leading model, the Renault Zoe, whose second generation will be released in the fall of 2019. A new version that will look like a great restyling (front panel, dashboard …) and who will win a more powerful variant of about 130 hp.
When Volkswagen has developed a specific technical basis (SEM), PSA, like BMW or Mercedes, has chosen flexibility to minimize financial risk. Thus, the new CMP platform can accommodate both thermal and electric motors.
In the latter case, it is characterized by some peculiarities, including the rear end, which was moved slightly to the rear of the battery. The heating system will be replaced by a new generation of heat pumps with a wider temperature range (operating down to -37 ° C instead of
– 5 ° C today). This system consumes between one quarter and one third less energy, which means 50 km more autonomy. It also ensures the cooling of the battery. The brake and brake recovery device can recover 20% of the energy in the city. Finally, this standardization is not limited to the technical part, since the electrical version is aesthetically similar to the other 208.
The on-board charger allows all types of charging markets: household, wallbox and super fast up to 100 kW. charging time In a household power outlet, about 8 hours, 5 hours in a wallbox (11 kW) and 30 minutes (80% of the load) are achieved with a fast charger of 100 kW (which does not pass through the streets in France). , This electrical architecture will evolve from 2022 with a new electric motor Japanese Nidec and a battery optimized for performance and autonomy.
An electric GTi
As announced by Peugeot, the future 208 GTi, which is scheduled for 2020, will be 100% electric. Hunting for grams of CO2 commit! This declination is being developed by Peugeot Sport, who has the tough task of building the drivetrain and storing the excess battery … in the trunk.