Peugeot announces details of the new e-308 Estate, while the new MG EV is due in the next quarter

Peugeot has just released details of its new battery electric vehicle (BEV), the e-308.

It’s due to be here towards the end of next year and will have an estate version – Peugeot claims it’s a first from a European manufacturer – as well as the hatchback.

It’s seen as an important car by the company as it will compete for buyers with the likes of the Volkswagen ID3 in the BEV family segment.

It is based on the Stellantis Group’s EMP2 architecture and introduces a new electric powertrain that has not been used in any of the Group’s ranges.

Depending on the equipment, the range is more than 400 km (WLTP cycle). There is a front engine that gives the hatchback 156 hp. The 51kWh battery uses a chemistry of 80 parts nickel, 10 parts manganese and 10 parts cobalt to reportedly improve efficiency.

A charging time of 20-80 pieces of less than 25 minutes is given and it can be charged with up to 100 kW. There are low-friction tires and special wheel designs with an aerodynamic shape to reduce drag. All of this translates into a low average energy consumption of 12.7 kWh per 100 km, which Peugeot says is a benchmark among C-segment EVs.

You can choose the driving mode (Eco, Normal and Sport) and thanks to the braking mode, you can increase the deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released to optimize energy recovery.

The integrated three-phase charger is standard and has a rated output of 11 kW. The charging socket accepts all charging modes.

The e-308 complements petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrids in the product range. There is no word on the prices yet.

Meanwhile, MG’s new battery electric car, dubbed the MG4, will arrive in Ireland in the next quarter.

The family-sized hatch BEV marks the beginning of a series of new electric vehicles based on the brand’s new MSP architecture.

Vehicle segments produced on this architecture range from hatchbacks to SUVs to sports cars.

MG says it’s capable of accommodating anything from 2,650 to 3,100mm wheelbase.

The MG4 in its current form is rear-wheel drive, but can be upgraded to all-wheel drive (AWD) in the future if required.

At a special online presentation yesterday, there was a lot of fuss about how good it will be for balance with a 50-50 weight spread.

First, there are two battery versions: one with 51 kWh and 64 kWh capacity. Peugeot announces details of the new e-308 Estate, while the new MG EV is due in the next quarter

Fry Electronics Team

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