Peugeot has revealed electrical variations of its 308 hatchback and 308 SW wagon – they usually’re on the playing cards to be a part of the petrol and PHEV vary in Australia sooner or later.

Although not locked in for our market, Peugeot Australia managing director Kate Gillis stated the e-308 reveal “is thrilling and we are able to affirm the e-308 is below analysis for the Australian market as a part of our electrification journey”.

Given it’s not hitting Europe till mid-2023, it’s unlikely we’ll see the e-308 domestically for a while. The regular 308 vary is rolling out late this 12 months, with the PHEV to comply with early in 2023.

Under the pores and skin, the e-308 encompasses a 54kWh battery pack (51kWh usable) with a lithium-ion battery utilizing a nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) chemistry. Peak energy from the front-mounted motor is 115kW, and peak torque is 260Nm.

Claimed vary on the WLTP cycle is greater than 400km, and the e-308 is able to charging from 20 to 80 per cent in lower than 25 minutes at a 100kW DC public charger.

The onboard three-phase charger permits you to cost at 11kW when plugged into the proper of residence charger.

Claimed vitality consumption is a miserly 12.7kWh per 100km, undercutting the Tesla Model 3 (13.4kWh) and Hyundai Kona Electric (13.1kWh).

Peugeot says the spectacular effectivity is down to an optimised entrance finish and underbody for higher aerodynamics, the light-weight EMP2 platform, and the ultra-low rolling resistance tyres.

Beyond the electrical powertrain, the e-308 seems to be like a daily petrol 308. It additionally options the identical inside, which implies it follows intently within the footsteps of the 2008 with its newest i-Cockpit structure.

In Europe, three trim ranges might be supplied. It’s not clear, if the automotive comes Down Under, what the vary will seem like.

Inside, the dashboard is dominated by a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and the driving force is confronted with one other customisable 10-inch show.

Beneath the central display screen is a row of touch-based shortcut switches which may be customised by the driving force. There are additionally piano-style toggles on the base of the centre console. Wireless telephone charging and an array of USB-C ports all function.

Peugeot says the MyPeugeot utility permits house owners to schedule charging or pre-condition the cabin from their telephones, whereas one other app is designed to make it easier to plot charging locations or street journeys.

In some nations, the model will promote the e-308 on-line from begin to end slightly than utilizing a conventional seller mannequin.

A full vary of lively security assists might be out there, together with semi-autonomous lane change for the adaptive cruise management, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, in addition to a brand new reversing digicam and surround-view digicam.

As you’d anticipate, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, driver consideration monitoring, visitors signal recognition, lane-keep help, and auto high-beam additionally function.

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