Peugeot to Offer BEV Option to 308 Range

Peugeot will extend it’s BEV offering to two versions of its compact 308 series from 2023.

Both the saloon and the SW estate models, already available in electrified plug-in hybrid versions, will be offered in 100% electric format.

The electric 308 and 308 SW will be powered by a new electric engine, developing 156bhp and 191ft-lbs of torque, with a claimed range of more than 248 miles on the WLTP cycle depending on the level of equipment. This engine will complement the current range, which includes 180bhp and 225bhp plug-in hybrids and internal combustion versions.

Available in the Allure and GT trim levels, the new PEUGEOT E-308 and E-308 SW will arrive on the European market successively in the middle of next year. The battery is also new generation. It is a 54 kWh high-voltage battery (51 kWh useful) with a new chemistry. The battery has a chemical composition with 80% Nickel, 10% Manganese and 10% Cobalt, which operates at 400 volts.

The on-board three-phase charger comes as standard and has a power rating of 11 kW. The charging socket accepts all charging modes. From a 100kW public charging point, the vehicle claims a charging rate of 20% to 80% charge in less than 25 minutes.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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