Peugeot is advancing its electrification and will focus its European product line entirely on electric cars. Its European models include the tiny Peugeot Rifter, the medium-sized Peugeot Traveler, and the Peugeot Expert Combi.
Peugeot's electrical technology benefits tradespeople, businesses, and families by providing convenient transportation free of emissions, noise, vibrations, odor, and switching procedures.
"Peugeot is already a pioneer in the field of electromobility: electrified drivetrains are available on 75 percent of our passenger cars and 100 percent of our light commercial vehicles." Moreover, by 2021, every sixth Peugeot car sold in Europe will be electric; it was one in every five Peugeot vehicles in November. "This demonstrates that we at Peugeot have the correct offer for our consumers and that demand for electric cars is continuously increasing," says Linda Jackson, Global CEO of the Peugeot brand.
The Peugeot e-Rifter can accommodate five or up to seven passengers; it is powered by a 100 kW (136 PS) electric motor and a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery with a combined range of 280 km (WLTP cycle).
The Peugeot e-Traveler comes in three lengths and with two batteries of 50 kWh and 75 kWh, which power the 100 kW (136 hp) electric engine and can carry up to nine people comfortably with a range of up to 330 km (75 kWh battery, WLTP cycle ).
The Peugeot e-Expert is available with a 136 hp (100 kW) electric motor for clients who want a smaller electric van with comparable capacity. In addition, the 50 kWh battery in all Peugeot vans can be charged to 80 percent in just 30 minutes at a public rapid charging station, allowing for faster shuttle rotations or making longer travels simpler.
Electrification at Peugeot takes the shape of plug-in hybrid technology - in the Peugeot 3008 SUV or the Peugeot 508 sedan and Peugeot 508 SW - and battery-only variants such as the Peugeot e-Rifter and Peugeot e-Traveler, as well as in the Peugeot e-208 and Peugeot e-2008.
The newly launched Peugeot 308 will be the first Peugeot model to demonstrate the full range of electrified technologies: plug-in hybrids, which will be accessible from the market launch, and fully electric battery variants, which will be obtainable as early as 2023 for both body styles, sedan, and SUV.
Peugeot is also developing the next phase of electrification: the first Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen with plug-in fuel cell technology is produced from the winter of 2021. (not yet available for order at the time of the press release). The Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen is based on the "International Van of the Year 2021" awarded Peugeot e-Expert and has a fuel cell technology paired with four hydrogen tanks and a plug-in battery. Fuel cell hydrogen technology can charge an electric vehicle in about 3 minutes at a hydrogen filling station. The Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen has a range of 400 kilometers (according to the WLTP cycle).