This will be the e-308, Peugeot’s electric compact for sale in 2023

The Peugeot e-308 is preparing for its commercial launch. It will take place in 2023 and, starting with a new all-electric powertrain, it will be offered in both five-door and estate body styles, both in Allure and GT trims. Thus, Peugeot will thus be the first European manufacturer to offer an electric variant with this last type of bodywork.

The e-308cIt will have a 115 kW (156 hp) and 260 Nm motordifferent therefore, in relation to the 100 kW (136 CV) and, also, 260 Nm of maximum torque, used by the Stellantis group models developed from the CMP platform adapted for electric vehicles.

The new Peugeot electric, which uses the EMP2, as will also happen with the Opel Astra-e, also has a slightly more capable lithium-ion battery than, for example, the Citroën ë-C4, the largest of the models of Stellantis with that base e-CMP.

Thus, if the e-C4 has a 50 kWh battery and homologates a range with the WLTP standard of 354 km, the e-308 It has one with a total capacity of 54 kWh -51 of them useful- with which it can reach more than 400 km with a charge.

This battery that debuts the Peugeot has NCM 811 type cellswith a higher proportion of nickel, 80 percent, than cobalt and manganese -probably the same ones that will be used in the recently unveiled Jeep Avenger-, while those of previous Stellantis electric models use NCM 523. CATL, which already provides this, could be the supplier of the new ones that are assembled by Stellantis in its factories.

This autonomy would be possible thanks to a consumption of 12.7 kWh/100 km, the lowest among electric cars in the compact segment to be finally confirmed. The Citroën e-C4, for example, has an approved consumption of 15 kWh/100 km, a Leaf 17.1 or 18.5 kWh/100 km, depending on whether it is the less or more powerful version of this Nissan; while that of a Cupra Born varies between 15.6 and 15.9 kWh/100 km and a Volkswagen ID.3 spends 15.4.

According to Peugeot, this consumption has been possible due to the optimization of the engine, battery, aerodynamics, with changes in the front area and lower fairing of the 308, improvements in the mass of the platform and reduction of friction losses by equipping this electric version of class A tires.

The e-308 will have three operating modes -eco, normal and sport- and a Brake function that will allow you to increase regenerative braking and, therefore, recharging the battery, when you stop accelerating. Likewise, and also as occurs with the other electric models that are part of the Stellantis family, the batteries can be recharged by connecting to electrical infrastructures, either with alternating and direct current, using powers of up to 11 or 100 kW, respectively.

The control of the load can be carried out through the MyPeugeot application that will also allow remote preconditioning of the passenger compartment to be launched with the air conditioning. With the Free2Move e-solutions app you can program routes and, in particular, plan the stages of the same since it has the locations of the recharging stations.


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