- Peugeot’s first full EV locally is a van.
- The 3008, 508 and 308 will join the PHEVs.
- Can be based on boxer, specialist or partner.
Peugeot Australia has revealed its first fully electric offering for our shores will be a light commercial vehicle (LCV) arriving sometime next year.
The French marque shared the news this week at the launch of sister firm Citroën’s new C5 X.
“We have previously discussed our electric vehicle plans for Peugeot, which include an SUV, passenger car and LCV,” a brand spokesperson said. The wheels.
“We are now delighted to confirm that the first battery electric vehicle for Peugeot in Australia will be an LCV. We are not at the stage where we are going to share the exact model. But I think the global On the surface you can clearly see what is available and one of them we will bring to the market from next year.”
Currently, the domestic market offers three light commercial vehicles: the small Partner van, the mid-size Expert and the large Boxer.
It is not known at this stage which of them will be electrified first. All three have electric options available in European markets.
Powering both the Electric Partner and Expert is a 100kW electric motor, mated to a 50kWh battery. A larger 75kWh option is also available in the Expert. Driving range is rated between 240 and 340 km for the Expert, or 275 km in the Partner.
Meanwhile, the Boxer is powered by a 90kW electric motor with a choice between a 37kWh or 75kWh battery for a claimed driving range of 117km or 250km respectively.
In 2023, that means Australia will get the already confirmed 3008 SUV and 508 sedan, as well as a fully electric van.
The 308 PHEV is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine mated to an 81kW electric motor for a combined 165kW/360Nm. More details, features and pricing for the 308 are yet to be released.
The 508 PHEV uses the same engine and electric motor for the same combined outputs, including an 11.5kWh battery pack and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Peugeot claims a driving range of 55 km in electric mode.
However, the 3008 PHEV claims a driving range of 60 km in electric mode. While it uses the same 1.6-litre turbo-petrol hybrid engine, it pairs it with two motors – one on each axle – for a combined output of 222kW/520Nm.