Just a few days ago, Peugeot presented the new e-308, the 100% electric variant of its popular 308 compact hatchbacks. This model sits on an adapted version of the EMP2 thermal platform; in fact, the third generation 308 was not initially planned to have such an option.
However, the rapid electrification of the C-segment led the Stellantis group to make the last-minute decision to develop both the Peugeot e-308 and its twin, the imminent Opel Astra-e. Due to its rapid conception and the use of a platform such as the EMP2, its specifications have been conditioned.
Even though it’s modern 156 hp (115 kW) and 260 Nm Nidec engine announces an amazing consumption of just 12.7 kWh/100 km, its battery pack of 54 gross kWh (51 useful kWh) falls somewhat short for an electric compact that will start selling in 2023, especially if we compare it with rivals such as the MG4 Electric, the Renault Megane E-TECH Electric or the Volkswagen ID.3. Its autonomy will be around 400 km WLTP thanks to the efficiency of its propellant.
However, Stellantis is already preparing to deploy a new generation of platforms designed from the ground up to house electrical arrays. This will be the case with the new STLA Medium, an architecture designed for the C (compact), D (medium), and E (executive) segments that the Peugeot e-3008 will debut next year.
The Peugeot e-3008 will rival the Renault Scénic E-TECH
Although the e-3008 will serve in the same category as the e-308, it will have little to do with it. And is that the SLTA Medium platform will be able to mount batteries of between 87 and 104 kWh of capacity, which will allow the models that are based on it to homologate up to 700 km WLTP of autonomy. In addition, it will be prepared to support all-wheel drive versions.
At the moment the specific specifications of the e-3008 are unknown, although it is expected that it will be around 4.50 meters long. Its main rival will be the Renault Scénic E-TECH Electric, whose launch is scheduled for 2024. In addition to having similar dimensions, the one with the diamond will also equip an 87 kWh pack.
The STLA Medium platform will be able to incorporate two types of electric drive modules: one with 170-245 CV (125-180 kW) and another with 204-449 CV (150-330 kW). Thanks to its enormous flexibility, it will allow the development of vehicles between 4.35 and 5 meters long with all kinds of bodies (hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs…).