As a first concrete proof to our clients of a serene and even more pleasant future, PEUGEOT introduces its PLUG-IN HYBRID range.
Rechargeable HYBRID and HYBRID4 electric motors coupled with combustion engines. An assortment of state-of-the-art technologies comes into play. They combine easily and are 100% user-friendly.
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 ant 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.
For optimal, imperceptible transitions between electric and combustion engines, the torque converter in combustion engines is replaced by a wet multi-plate clutch. All these modifications offer an additional 60Nm of torque*, for improved reactivity.
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.
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 50 WLTP kilometres(2) (60 NEDC kilometres(1)).
To reap maximum benefits from silent usage, the default mode will be Electric, as long as the battery is charged enough. It is possible to reach up to 135 km/h in electric mode before the combustion engine takes over.
New Brake feature
The driver may choose to activate an unprecedented 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.
New e-SAVE feature
The pleasure of driving in electric mode whenever you decide is made possible by the e-SAVE feature. E-SAVE allows drivers to plan their trips by saving a portion or all of the electric range (10 km, 20 km or the whole battery). This feature can be easily accessed from the dedicated e-SAVE menu on the touch screen. Once programmed, the feature appears on the dashboard, where it displays the number of kilometres stored for later use. Just select the Zero Emissions mode on the driving mode selector to activate 100% electric driving when desired.
The maximum amount of time it takes to recharge a battery is:
For quick and easy readability 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.
PEUGEOT 3008 HYBRID4 :
PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW HYBRID :
(1) Estimated data, provided for information only and subject to approval
(2) The values given are in accordance with the WLTP procedure. As of 1 September 2018, new vehicles are being received on the basis of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which is a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and the range of plug-in hybrid vehicles. This WLTP procedure is carried out with more realistic test conditions and completely replaces the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which was the test procedure used previously. The measured range for rechargeable hybrid vehicles using the WLTP procedure is in many cases lower than that measured using the NEDC procedure. The range values shown correspond to the average values of the vehicles in the range. All values shown may vary depending on specific equipment, options and types of tyres.