New Electric Peugeot E-308

Today, Peugeot fulfilled its earlier promise of a fully electric version of the 308.

It is about the Peugeot E-308, which is based on the same platform as the 308 with SUS engines, so it largely took over the design of the exterior and interior. A new set of 18-inch wheels has been developed with a focus on aerodynamics to “extract” the maximum range from the battery.

Peugeot E-308

Peugeot E-308 relies on a new generation battery with a usable capacity of 51 kWh. The battery operates at 400 volts and contains a new chemical composition with 80 percent nickel, 10 percent manganese and 10 percent cobalt. Fully charged, the battery provides more than 400 kilometers of range.

Peugeot E-308

The front end and chassis have been subtly modified for better aerodynamics, and the car has also received new low-friction tires. Peugeot has added a “Brake” driving mode that encourages deceleration after releasing the gas pedal to improve energy return. The maximum charging speed is 100kW, so it takes less than 25 minutes to charge the battery from 20 to 80 percent capacity.

Peugeot E-308

The E-308 will be available as a hatchback and station wagon, and will be powered by a newly developed electric motor that develops 156 hp and 260 Nm of torque. No performance details yet, except for the promise of “instant response” as you’d expect from an EV that delivers its torque virtually instantaneously.

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Peugeot will sell the E-308 from mid-2023 in Allure and GT trim, and customers will be able to buy it directly through the French company’s website. Also, an “old for new” option will be possible.

Peugeot claims that the E-308 SW is the first electric station wagon from a European manufacturer, but this is technically not the case because the Porsche Taycan Sport/Cross Turismo is also a model with a long roof that has an electric drive.