Peugeot’s next-generation E-3008 electric SUV will be the first model in the Stellantis empire to use the group’s new STLA Medium platform when it is launched in the second half of 2023.
The firm confirmed the C-segment compact SUV in its E-Lion Day presentation, revealing that it would be available with a choice of three different powertrains and up to 434 miles (700 km) of electric range. The E-3008 will be followed by a slightly larger E-5008 SUV “shortly after.”
Peugeot said that the two SUVs were being built primarily as EVs, but conceded that it would have to offer alternative drivetrain solutions for markets that are further behind on the road to widespread EV adoption. While primarily developed as a platform for fully electric vehicles, the STLA Medium architecture has the flexibility to accommodate hybrid drivetrains.
The company’s CEO, Linda Jackson, also confirmed that the five EVs Peugeot has promised to build by 2025 will include an electric E-308 SW wagon. The EV wagon sector is currently tiny, with only MG offering opposition, which could work out well for Peugeot. Both the hatch and wagon will get a new electric motor that develops 154 hp (156 PS / 115 kW), promising a range of over 249 miles (400 km), and class-leading efficiency. The other electric vehicles due by 2025 include an E-308 hatch, and an E-408, an electric version of the firm’s latest crossover.
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Peugeot says it wants to offer an electric version of every one of its models by 2025 and claims that 100 percent of the cars it sells in Europe by 2030 will be full EVs. But to bridge the gap between now and the end of the decade it has also announced a new mild-hybrid engine line-up.
The 208, 2008, 308, 3008, 5008, and 408 will all benefit from a new drivetrain consisting of either 99 hp (100 PS) or 134 hp (136 PS) 1.2-liter PureTech gasoline engines driving the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission containing a 28 hp (29 PS / 21 kW) electric motor. Peugeot claims the new motors deliver a 15 percent improvement in efficiency, can operate as an EV for 0.6 miles (1 km) at a time, and allow a car like the 3008 to operate on electric power for around 50 percent of the time in city driving.