Peugeot Ion Concept (1994)
we Already knew that in the business plan for the PSA Group would have seven plug-in hybrids and four pure electric for the year 2021. The French group is in the same line with other manufacturers that have announced a strategy of electrification of its range by hybrid, plug-in hybrids and pure electric.
from 2019 onwards, we will get to know the new ranges 208 and DS 3 Crossback, which will have versions 100% electric. Of the 208 electric is expected to a range of at least 300 kilometers, being correctly aligned with the also French Renault ZOE, the absolute leader of the subcompact electric.
Currently, PSA has urban electrical-based Mitsubishi, the Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot i0n. The best thing that could happen to any of these models is the launch of the car sharing service emov in Madrid, as 500 units have been enrolled at a much faster pace than if they had been private property.
¿I said DS3 Crossback? Yes, the subcompact DS 3 will be replaced by a model more fashionable, a crossover. In the end, Carlos Tavares scored the goal that PSA released the maximum profitability of each model, and to a crossover you can’t always make more money be a segment that is growing where you usually spend more on that in a subcompact.
In 2020 it will be up to the replacement of the Peugeot 2008, also adapted to operate with an electric motor and batteries. This does not mean that no versions of heat engine 208, DS 3 Crossback or 2008, there will surely be versions to gasoline engines tricilíndricos, but it is not so clear that it has engines BlueHDi (diesel).
Recall that versions 100% electric help manufacturers to reduce their CO2 targets corporate -95 g/km for 2021 in the European Union – thanks to the so-called supercréditos. In other words, each sale of an electric reduces mathematically more emissions for a bonus. That is to say, PSA is interested in selling electric.
The situation of the market in 2020 will be very different to that of 2010, when they released the triplets, electrical-based Mitsubishi. The consumer is much more open to the electric versions, especially for the future of the events and a France that has announced hostility to the diesel engines and the diesel fuel in the years to come.
The country is increasing its sales of electrical because every time they have more benefits, autonomy, improve model-to-model, the network of public charging is also growing, and the restrictions to circulate in episodes of high pollution are there. In addition, through economies of scale, the prices are more than reasonable.
That’s not all, because PSA also will have hybrid, plug-in product ranges higher. The DS 7 Crossback will have a version of this type, the same as the Peugeot 5008 and the Citroen C5 Aircross, all based on the platform EMP2. This base is designed to accommodate engines alternative although it’s not optimized for them.
Peugeot 106 Electrique in Coventry (United Kingdom)
Also you are going to benefit from this technological leap forward, the Peugeot 3008 and Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X. In the segment of light commercial vehicles and mpvs playful we have to talk also of the replacements for Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, which will continue to offer versions completely electric.
Citroën and Peugeot already embarked on the adventure of electric cars much before, but the technology was not mature enough. In 2010 she was yet a boil, but it was attempted. Sorry that it appeared the Nissan Leaf, two segments above, and with a price like that, which condemned the commercial life of the triplets.
it May be that this time PSA hit with the shot. For the year 2023 Carlos Tavares says that 80% of the range of PES will feature some form of electrification. In regards to Opel, of time market the Ampera-and, really developed by General Motors, which offers the greater autonomy of the electric car by general practitioners, but it is a bit expensive.