Jose Altoveros / Peugeot | September 25, 2017 12:16
PSA Group to continue electrification charge by launching 3 new EVs
The PSA Group continues on with their shift to electrification by reportedly planning to launch two fully electric models in 2019. These all-electric vehicles will not be new models, but instead be based on the automaker's current line up, namely the Peugeot 208 and the DS 3 Crossback. PSA Group will follow up on this by releasing a third all-electric model in 2020, an EV 2008.
A report from Automotive News says that the company revealed the electrification plans to investors in earlier within the week. Leading the charge would be the next-generation Peugeot 208, which will reportedly be launched in September 2019. Aside from internal combustion variants, Peugeot will also offer an all-electric version of the hatchback, which will have a range of approximately 300km, from day one.
Soon after the launch of the electric 208 DS, PSA's luxury marque, will be introducing an all-electric variant of the DS 3 Crossback. In 2020, PSA will follow up by releasing their third EV model planned, a fully electric version of the Peugeot 2008 crossover.
At the moment, the PSA Group is currently working on a plug-in hybrid variant of the Peugeot 5008, which will be launched towards the end of the year. The plug-in hybrid options will be available on vehicles built on the company's EMP2 platform, which is shared on the 5008.
The shift to electrication is part of CEO Carlos Tavares's current business plan called Push to Pass, which sees the PSA Group offering seven PHEVs and four fully electric vehicles by 2023. Presently, the PSA Group's current electric line up includes the Mitsubishi iMiEV-based Citroen C Zero and Peugeot iOn. Peugeot also offers a fully electri variant of the Partner Tepee.
Source: Automotive News