Peugeot is the most recent major automaker to make a move in the electric vehicle sector.
French automaker Peugeot has announced information about a 100 percent electric and zero emission car.
In a statement Monday, Peugeot stated that the new car would be released in late summer this year and was the first in a series of all electric models, with the firm readying itself to electrify its entire range by the year 2023. Petrol and diesel versions of the “208” model will be available as well.
Peugeot stated that the e-208 was controlled by a 100-kilowatt electric motor and 50-kilowatt hour battery, and had a range of up to 211 miles.
The vehicle can be charged by using three methods. A domestic plug can give a complete charge in at least 20 hours, while a dedicated charging point can charge the vehicle in about eight hours. Public terminals that provide rapid charging can also be used.
Peugeot U.K.’s Managing Director, David Peel, stated the company was excited to be “building towards our goal of a full electric range by 2023” and referred the e-208 as “a great step in cementing Peugeot’s foothold in the ever-growing EV market.”
In 2017, global sales of electric cars crossed 1.1 million, a boost of 54 percent, as noted by the International Energy Agency. The “global stock of electric cars” surpassed 3 million that year, with 40 percent of the world’s electric cars on Chinese roads.
Peugeot is the recent significant car company to make a move in the electric vehicle division. In last year, for instance, Mercedes released its first all-electric SUV, the Mercedes-Benz EQC, whereas Volvo Cars purchased a stake in FreeWire Technologies, a California-based electric car charging business, via its Volvo Cars Tech Fund.