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Hybrid and 100% electric for the new Peugeot 308?

One of the big novelties expected in 2021, the new Peugeot 308 will have a range of engines ranging from mild hybridization to electric and plug-in hybrid.

At PSA, each new vehicle now benefits from a trendy version. If the French group now reserves its electric technology for vehicles in the B and C segments and the plug-in hybrid for large sizes, the Peugeot 308 could be the first model of the group to benefit from both engines.

The 308 can be produced on both platforms – e-CMP and EMP2. It is therefore clear that we could have both PHEV (plug-in hybrid editor’s note) and electricity. I think there is room for both technologies for customers “Anne-Lise Richard, in charge of electrification at the lion brand, told British daily AutoExpress.

It remains to be seen whether the idea of ​​a vehicle designed on two different platforms is industrially feasible. For PSA, the easiest way might be to start by launching the new 308 as a plug-in hybrid based on the EMP2 platform. Already used on board the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid but also on the new 100% electric utility offer from PSA, it is also the basis for the future eVMP platform. Dedicated to larger electric vehicles, the eVMP can carry more batteries, between 60 and 100 kWh depending on the manufacturer. What better answer to the versatile uses of the compact. Also called to equip the future electric 3008, this new platform is not expected before 2023.

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