The Peugeot e-208 has gained some respectable upgrades for the 2023 type 12 months, together with 15 in keeping with cent extra energy and greater than 10 in keeping with cent further vary – although it’s no clearer whether or not it’ll be coming to Australia anytime quickly.
“Because of the extraordinary setting the worldwide car business is lately going through, there was an unavoidable extend, till 2023, within the native arrival of Peugeot Australia’s first battery electrical automobiles,” a spokesperson for Peugeot Citroen Australia informed CarExpert.
“Our dedication to introduce electrical automobile choices to the Australian marketplace stays unaltered, with plans being finalised throughout electrical passenger, SUV and LCV product choices.”
Again to the e-208, Peugeot says it has completed the quoted efficiency and vary enhancements from “main technological traits” which come with a brand new, extra environment friendly 51kWh (48.1kWh usable) 400V battery pack, and a brand new 115kW/260Nm electrical motor (up 15kW).
Those new EV bits sound similar to the stuff showed for the brand new e-308 printed previous within the month, although the up to date e-208 will probably be even extra power environment friendly – Peugeot says it’s aiming for moderate power intake of “round 12kWh in keeping with 100km” as opposed to the bigger e-308’s spectacular 12.7kWh declare.
Such progressed potency will have to assist the e-208 succeed in “as much as 400 kilometres” at the WLTP cycle, although professional certification continues to be in growth. The e-208’s earlier vary declare was once 362 kilometres.
Peugeot enhanced the e-208 as not too long ago as overdue 2021, including 22km extra vary than the unique model introduced in 2019 thru a warmth pump and humidity sensor that greater the potency of the automobiles heating and cooling techniques, an “A+” tyre compound for the 16-inch alloy wheel possibility which minimises power losses thru friction, in addition to a revised transmission ratio for the electrical motor’s gearbox “that will increase vary on highway and dual carriageway trips”.
Additional, the corporate claims the upgraded warmth pump and sensor introduced a real-world vary build up of 4km “in city site visitors at temperatures on the subject of 0 levels celsius”.
The e-208 has been a gross sales good fortune for the emblem in quite a lot of portions of Europe, itself a part of probably the most well-liked type levels within the area.
Peugeot says nearly 110,000 e-208 automobiles had been produced because it was once introduced in 2019, and it’s the top-selling electrical automobile throughout all segments in its house marketplace of France.
The logo’s native arm has showed its first EV providing in Australia will probably be a Gentle Business Automobile (LCV) in 2023, that means one of the crucial French logo’s trucks – the Boxer, Professional or Spouse, all of which provide an EV model in another country – would be the first cab off the rank for Peugeot’s electrical automobile rollout.
Going via the corporate’s observation above, alternatively, it sort of feels electrical passenger vehicles and SUVs are at the desk, which enhances possibilities of seeing the e-208, e-308 and e-2008 in native showrooms within the subsequent 12-18 months additionally. Keep tuned to CarExpert for all of the newest.