Peugeot has previewed its plans to go fully electric, teasing how its future line-up might look while confirming that we’ll get to see the first vehicle in its next-generation range later this year.
That newcomer will be a replacement for the mid-size 3008 SUV, presently offered with plug-in hybrid power. Now Peugeot boss Linda Jackson has confirmed that for its next-generation, it will be a fully electric vehicle, and it will play a key role in leading Peugeot - and maybe even sister brands DS, Vauxhall and Citroen - towards a new, more tailor made electric future.
This is because the next 3008 - which will be badged e-3008 - will be the first Peugeot car and likely the first from within the entire Stellantis group, to be based on the new ‘STLA’ platform.
Put simply, cars that use the STLA underpinnings will all be purpose made electric cars, and won’t feature multiple propulsion options as is the case with Peugeot’s electric models right now. Three versions of the platform are being readied for passenger cars - a small version, a medium size, as well as one for large, luxurious cars. The new e-3008 will kick things off on the medium sized version of the platform, and we’ll see it later this year.
“The e-3008 will be the first car to be launched with the new state of the art STLA medium platform, reveal second half 2023,” said Peugeot’s CEO Linda Jackson, who also confirmed that three versions will be available. Along with single-motor versions, a dual-motor variant with four-wheel-drive and high performance will be available, while the maximum range will be 700km (435 miles) on a full charge thanks to battery packs up to 104kWh in capacity - that’s almost as large as you’ll find in the Mercedes EQS limousine.