Peugeot is continuing its e-car offensive. Having already unveiled the new Peugeot 408 in June, the two all-electric Peugeot e-308 and e-308 SW models will follow in mid-2023, complementing the existing plug-in hybrids.
Peugeot e-308 and e-308 SW to launch in mid-2023
The French automaker is adding two all-electric offshoots to the 308 models currently already available as plug-in hybrids and the 308 SW station wagon starting in the middle of next year.
The Peugeot e-308 and e-308 SW share the modern design of the regular variants, updated with the latest generation, and will be offered in Allure and GT trim levels. The e-308 SW is also said to be the first 100 percent electric station wagon from Europe, according to the manufacturer.
The models are powered by a new, all-electric engine that produces 115 kW (156 hp) and 260 Newton meters of torque. Shifting in both French cars is via automatic transmission, which is designed to optimize range and provide a high level of performance.
Up to 400 km range
Combined with the all-new battery, Peugeot e-308 and e-308 SW are said to offer a range of over 400 km (according to WLTP protocol). Here, the French use a 54 kWh lithium-ion battery with 51 kWh capacity of the latest generation, which offers a new chemical composition with 80 percent nickel, 10 percent manganese and 10 percent cobalt and operates at 400 volts. The already familiar EMP2 platform serves as the basis.
During development, Peugeot says it focused primarily on improving efficiency. Improvements await you in terms of engine, battery, aerodynamics (optimization of the front end and underbody), as well as weight optimization (EMP2 platform) and reduction of frictional losses, through class A tires, which has made it possible to achieve low average energy consumption.
Only 12.7 kWh per 100 km is said to be consumed by both new e-308 variants, which according to Peugeot “is a top value among 100 percent electric vehicles in the C-segment”. To make energy consumption as efficient as possible, there is also a choice of Eco, Normal and Sport driving modes.
Thanks to Active Safety Brake Plus automatic emergency braking, including front collision warning, it is even possible to increase the deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released to optimize energy recovery. The system is said to detect pedestrians and cyclists, as well as day and night, and works from 7 km/h to 140 km/h, depending on the versions.
There is a three-phase on-board charger with a capacity of 11 kW as standard. At a public 100-kW charging station, Peugeot e-308 and e-308 SW can be charged from 20 percent to 80 percent in less than 25 minutes.
Driving assistance and i-Cockpit
Equipped Peugeot e-308 and e-308 SW with the latest generation of driver assistance systems. These include adaptive cruise control ACC with STOP&GO function, blind spot assist with a long range of 75 meters and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (warns of a nearby hazard when reversing).
The latest generation of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit also makes an appearance. On offer are a compact heated steering wheel, a 3D digital instrument cluster that can be customized and configured, and a central 10-inch panel.
They are joined by other features such as the i-Connect smart infotainment system and the MyPEUGEOT smartphone app, which lets you schedule a remote recharge or start thermal preconditioning remotely, for example.
It is unclear, however, at what prices the Peugeot e-308 and e-308 SW will be offered from mid-2023.