The Peugeot e-208 has received some fitting upgrades for the 2023 model year, including 15% more power and over 10% more range – although it’s unclear if it will arrive in Australia any time soon.
A spokesman for Peugeot Citroen Australia said: “Due to the unprecedented environment the global automotive industry is currently facing, there is an inevitable delay, until 2023, when local appeared the first battery electric cars of Peugeot Australia. CarExpert.
“Our commitment to introducing electric vehicle products to the Australian market remains unchanged, with plans finalized across the offerings of electric passenger, SUV and LCV products.”
Going back to the e-208, Peugeot says it has taken the quoted performance and range of improvements from “major technological developments” including a new, more efficient engine. 51kWh (Can use 48.1kWh) 400V battery pack and a new battery pack 115kW / 260Nm electric motor (up 15kW).
These new EV bits sound a lot like the ones confirmed for new e-308 was revealed at the beginning of the month, although the e-208 update will even than save energy – Peugeot says they are aiming for an average energy consumption of “about 12kWh per 100km“Compared to the e-308’s impressive 12.7kWh larger claim.
Such improved efficiency will help the e-208 achieve”up to 400 km“In the WLTP cycle though, the official certification is still in progress. The previous claim of the e-208’s range was 362 km.
Peugeot has improved the e-208 by the end of 2021, increasing the range by 22 km compared to the original version launched in 2019 through a heat pump and humidity sensor that increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling system. cooler, an “A+” tire compound for the optional 16-inch alloy wheels to help minimize energy loss due to friction, as well as a revised gear ratio for the electric motor’s transmission “which increases range.” vi on road and highway journeys”.
What’s more, the company claims the upgraded heat pump and sensors have resulted in an additional 4km of practical range “in urban traffic in near-zero temperatures”.
The E-208 has brought sales success to the brand in various parts of Europe, itself being one of the most popular models in the region.
Peugeot says that nearly 110,000 e-208 vehicles have been produced since it was launched in 2019, and it is the best-selling electric model across all segments in its home market of France.
The brand’s local branch has confirmed their first electric vehicle product in Australia will be a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) in 2023, which means one of the French brand’s trucks – Boxer, Experts or Partnerall offer EV versions overseas – which will be the first to rank for Peugeot’s electric vehicle introduction.
However, going by the company’s statement above, it seems that electric passenger cars and SUVs are on the board, which raises the prospect of seeing e-208, e-308 and e-2008 also at local showrooms over the next 12-18 months. Stay tuned CarExpert for all the latest.
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