The range of the new Peugeot 308, both in the compact body version and in the SW family variant, has just been completed with the presentation of its 100% electric variants, called e-308 and e-308 SW, which are joined by plug-in hybrid versions. in that we already know from the model.
With this launch, Peugeot has just launched one of the biggest novelties within its 308, since the e-308 SW specifically, is planted as the French manufacturer's first electric 100% family, boasting autonomy, technology and habitability, all without losing the Peugeot DNA.
Expected to arrive in mid-2023, both versions will be available in Allure and GT finishes and, regarding the design, 18-inch aluminum wheels have been developed which, along with their aerodynamics, have been optimized to offer greater efficiency.
The new e-308 and e-308 SW feature a completely new electric motor that develops 156 hp and 260 Nm of maximum torque, powered by a new generation 54 kWh battery (51 useful kWh) with a new chemical composition that allows for a autonomy of more than 400 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle, since according to the brand, both models are capable of an average consumption of 12.7 kWh per 100 km.
New models feature high efficiency
To manage energy consumption in the best possible way, Peugeot has made available to the driver three driving modes (ECO, Normal and Sport).
In addition, Brake mode has also been incorporated to increase deceleration when lifting the foot and optimize energy recovery.
As far as charging times are concerned, which are fundamental in an electric vehicle, the standard three-phase charger has a power of 11 kW, although if we opt for a public charging point of 100 kW, the vehicle's charge level will go from 20 to 80% in just 25 minutes.
Returning to the standard equipment included, the new e-308 has, among other things, adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go function, long-range blind spot control and rear traffic alert, which allows it to detect any danger.
Of the interior doors, the latest generation of the Peugeot i-Cockpit is the protagonist, as it adds the compact heated steering wheel, the four 3D digital instrumentation and the central 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.
With all this, it remains to wait for more details on the specific arrival of the models at dealerships and the final values.