Peugeot has launched two new plug-in hybrid powertrains – Hybrid and Hybrid4 – which will become available in its 3008, 508, and 508 SW next year.
The new systems come with an 11.8 kWh or 13.2 kWh battery, allowing for a range of up to 30 miles on a single charge (WLTP), and combine an 80 kW electric motor with Peugeot’s PureTech petrol engines.
Charging via a Type 2 inlet will take less than two hours thanks to a 6.6 kW on-board charger, and a comprehensive suite of electric driving systems will help maximise efficiency. Drivers will be able to put the car in electric-only mode, hold charge for later, or top up using i-Booster, which recuperates energy when braking or slowing down.
Other modes include Comfort, Hybrid, and Sport, with the Hybrid4 system offering four-wheel drive mode too. The company’s excellent i-Cockpit instrument system has been tailored for the PHEV models, adding elements such as the driving mode, electric energy levels, and EV range to the traditional views.
The new 508 and 508 SW Hybrids use a 180hp petrol engin and electric motor for a combined 225 hp, and less than 49 g/km CO2. In the 3008, the Hybrid4 system will provide 300 hp from a 200 hp PureTech engine and two electric motors – one on each axle. The 3008 will complete the 0-62mph sprint in just 6.5 seconds.
Only available at launch in GT trim, the PHEV Peugeots will be added to the 3008 and 508 ranges from autumn 2019.