THE transition to electrification is a one-way street for car manufacturers in European Unionif they want to keep offering new models to the buying public from 2035 onwards.
THE Peugeot aspires to become the leading brand in the European electrical market until 2025offering her wider range of EVs than any other European mainstream brand. Already prospective buyers can choose purely electric versions for 208the 308 (and to station wagon bodywork), the 2008 and 3008.
A few days ago, at framework of E-LION DAY 2024confirmed that within the year two more all-electric models will be added: The E-5008 and E-408. The first one will be presented until the end of March and already various prototypes of it have been spotted being tested on public roads.
For electric 408which was first reported by Peugeot on 2022the L'argus published exclusive information which concern both her strength as well as her autonomy of. The French media claims that the crossover will bring one new electric motor combination – battery, to offer improved features over E-308although it will share quite a bit with it.
The French point out that the 408 EV will be based on the EMP2 modular platform her Stellar (like the E-308), even if it is not designed to be purely electric in the first place. However, he will not “borrow” him 156 PS electric motor and the energy capacity battery 54 kWh of his younger “brother”.
Based on aincreased dimensions and longer wheelbasewill be equipped with sophisticated CATL battery, energy capacity slightly greater than 60 kWhresulting in autonomy to exceeds 413 km of the E-308, despite its greater weight. However, the publication makes it clear that it will hardly reach the limits of 500 km.
On the other hand, it is stated that in his “heart” there will be one electric motor M3 of Emotors (EDM #2), who already in use in various Stellantis models. However, it will have different powerwhich will reach the 204 PS. It is worth noting that in new electric 3008there are power versions 213 PS and 231 PS for front-wheel drive and Long Range version, respectively. In these, the battery has an energy capacity 73 kWh and 98 kWh.
L'argus claims, in fact, that the electric 408 will share the drivetrain with the also electric DS 4 E-Tensewhile it will be manufactured in Mulhouse, just like its thermal versions.
THE presentation of E-408 is timed towards the end of 2024. THE production it is estimated that he will start in December and its commercial launch at his beginings 2025.
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