NEW PEUGEOT PLUG-IN HYBRID ENGINES
This new offer complements the existing engines for the Peugeot 3008 SUV and the all-new Peugeot 508 and 508 SW.
The HYBRID and HYBRID4 (4-wheel drive) engines are now available for reservation on all 3 models. The Peugeot driving experience is enriched by new driving modes which bring renewed pleasure and sensations thanks to the amazing effect of the ZEV 100% electric mode, the efficiency of the 4-wheel drive mode (HYBRID4) the power of the Sports mode and the versatility of the HYBRID mode.
The technology is simple and intuitive for absolute freedom: freedom of purpose, with vehicles adapted to highway, urban and outdoor trips; freedom of choice, with a 2-wheel drive saloon or SW with 225 hp or 4-wheel drive SUV with 300 hp; offering freedom of use, with 4 driving modes. These two new engines are concrete proof of Peugeot’s vision of unrestrained, exciting and ever more efficient mobility.
PLUG-IN HYBRID TECHNOLOGY
Rechargeable HYBRID and HYBRID4 electric motors coupled with combustion engines. They combine easily and are 100% user-friendly. PETROL ENGINE The 1.6 L PureTech engine has been adapted, namely through the addition of a starter-alternator and of a specific cooling façade. It goes up to 180 hp on HYBRID and 225 hp on HYBRID4.
New electric automatic gearbox The PureTech engine works in combination with the new automatic 8-speed e-EAT8 gearbox (Electric Efficient Automatic Transmission - 8 speeds) specific to Peugeot PLUG-IN HYBRID engines. With this gearbox, an electric engine can provide 110 hp/80 kW on the front axle. An electric rear axle On HYBRID4 versions, the multi-link rear axle is equipped with a UPS, a 110 hp/80 kW electric engine, and a reducer to provide a 4-wheel-drive capacity. It was integrated without any impact on the vehicle’s spaciousness. Lithium-ion battery The vehicle features a high-voltage Lithium-ion (300 V) battery located under row 2 seats on both the HYBRID and HYBRID4 versions. The battery has a capacity between 11.8 kWh (HYBRID) and 13.2 kWh (HYBRID4) — amongst the best on the market. This capacity ensures 100% electric mode when driving, up to 30 miles WLTP.
To reap maximum benefits from quiet usage, the default mode will be Zero Emissions, as long as the battery is charged enough. It is possible to reach up to 84mph in electric mode before the combustion engine takes over.
NEW BRAKE FEATURE
The driver may choose to activate a new Brake feature which allows the vehicle to decelerate without pushing on the brake pedal. This feature serves as an engine brake and can recharge the battery when the vehicle goes downhill, for example. While in Drive mode, the driver only has to push “Shift and Park by wire” on the automatic gearbox control, towards the back, to access Brake mode. Pushing it again deactivates Brake mode.
NEW ELECTRONICALLY-CONTROLLED BRAKING SYSTEM
To increase the driving range in 100% electric mode, the high energy efficiency braking system, i-Booster, stores the energy from braking or decelerating in tip-out (in combustion engines, this energy is usually dissipated). The i-Booster has an electric pump instead of the vacuum pump found in combustion engines.
QUICK AND EASY BATTERY RECHARGE
There are different options for recharging your vehicle. The most efficient is to use a charging point – and government subsidies are available for you to install one in your home or workplace. Alternatively, you can charge using a domestic socket. Chargepoint/wallbox (Type 2): 32 A – charges in less than 2 hours Domestic 3 pin socket: 10 A – charges in approximately 7 hours For quick and easy reading of the battery level, indicators light up around the charging socket. Once the car is plugged in, a colour code will indicate progress on the battery recharge. The battery charge flap is located on the left rear wing of the vehicle (symmetric to the fuel flap). The charging system can be easily put away in the specially-designed storage space under the rear floor pan. The new Peugeot PLUG-IN HYBRID engines provide a renewed driving experience. This experience procures a range of new sensations, with unequalled vigour largely resulting from the new driving modes. Each driving mode is exclusive and provides different experiences:
- quiet, with the 100% electric ZERO EMISSIONS mode!
- exalting performance with the SPORT mode which draws on all energy types
- versatility with the HYBRID mode
- improved traction with the 4WD mode (Peugeot 3008 SUV HYBRID4)
- COMFORT mode which combines the HYBRID mode with the comfort of electronically controlled suspension (new Peugeot 508 HYBRID)
All these modes offer 100% electric driving depending on the battery level. While HYBRID and HYBRID4 engines are technologically complex, the associated driving experience promise is clear. Ergonomics and driving are made easy and intuitive.
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