Peugeot e-308 car to enter market in 2023, with 250 miles of range

Peugeot e-308 car to enter market in 2023, with 250 miles of range

The Peugeot e-308, the all-electric version of the French luxury car brand’s new C-segment offering, will go under production in July 2023 and enter the market sometime later in the same year.

Announcing the pure-electric Peugeot e-308 car’s planned roll out into the market, the manufacturer also revealed more information and details about the powertrain and how the upcoming EV will differ from the e-208, which is already on sale.

The Peugeot e-308 will come equipped with a 54-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack, which is larger than the e-208's battery by 4 kWh. The massive battery pack will offer 50-kWh of usable capacity and feature improved technology will allow the upcoming EV to offer a driving range of up to 250 miles (roughly 400 kilometers) on a single charge.

The electric car will also be quite impressive in terms power and torque. As per released information, the e-308’s e-motor setup will be capable of producing 154 hp (114 kW) and 199 pound-feet (269 Newton-meters) of torque, which will route to the front wheels.

The all-electric powertrain will be available in both the 308 hatchback and and SW wagon variants. The battery pack will be positioned beneath the seats, in the floor. The rest of the powertrain hardware will be positioned under the hood. Rear cargo space will be equal to that of the Peugeot 308 plug-in hybrid. Customers are expected to get the same sleek and tech-packaged cabin, including 100-kilowatt fast-charging, in the e-308. The new EV is part of the French manufacturer’s efforts to switch from ICEs to electric powertrains in order to cut its carbon footprint.

Agnès Tesson-Faget, project manager for Peugeot's 308 models, said the upcoming pure-electric version will likely account for at least 20 per cent of the model's sales. The Peugeot 308 plug-in hybrid already accounts for over 20 per cent of total sales of 308 models. The fully-electric version will be sold alongside the conventional petrol, diesel and PHEV versions of the 308.

Pricing details about the new pure-electric model will be released closer to its official release next year. It will be quite interesting to see where the electric version gets priced, especially in comparison to the Peugeot 308 plug-in hybrid and ICE variants. While the manufacturer remains tight lipped about the upcoming EV’s pricing, one should not expect it to cost much less than €40,000 in most European markets.