French car manufacturer Peugeot has announced ambitious plans to fully electrify its line-up by 2025 and cease sales of combustion-powered vehicles in Europe by 2030. The company will also be introducing five new electric vehicles (EVs) in the next two years, starting with the E-308 and E-308 SW wagon, followed by the E-408, E-3008, and E-5008.
The E-3008, set to be revealed in the second half of 2023, will have a range of up to 700km and will be available with three powertrains, including a dual-motor all-wheel-drive option. It will be the first vehicle built on the STLA Medium platform, which will feature electric motors with power output ranging from 125kW to 330kW. The E-5008, which will be revealed shortly after, is expected to be a larger version of the E-3008 with a third row of seating.
Peugeot has also released a teaser image of its upcoming EVs, which take inspiration from the Inception concept car revealed earlier this year. The vehicles will feature signature three-claw headlights, new proportions, and geometric styling that gives the cars a “feline posture,” according to Peugeot. The EVs will also come with the next generation of the brand's i-Cockpit, which is set to debut in 2026.
In addition to the new EVs, Peugeot will be introducing a new 48V mild-hybrid system that combines a 74kW or 101kW PureTech petrol engine with a 21kW electric motor and a six-speed electrified dual-clutch gearbox. The company claims that this mild-hybrid system offers increased low-end torque and a 15% reduction in fuel consumption, with a mid-sized crossover using the system being capable of operating more than 50% of the time in zero-emission electric mode in urban driving.
Peugeot is also addressing the rising cost of living for its customers by rolling out pay-as-you-go and monthly all-inclusive payments to reduce the barrier to entry to EV ownership. The company has committed to achieving carbon net zero by 2038 and aims to do so by addressing its sourcing and supply chain. Peugeot is also looking at the materials it uses in its vehicles, increasing the use of recycled materials like alloy wheels, and reducing the amount of chrome. Peugeot is also looking at the lifecycle of its vehicles, suggesting buyers could be able to refurbish trim and upholstery after purchasing the vehicle.