Partnered with mobility for your professional and personal trips, the new Peugeot e-Traveller is now available with a 100% electric engine.
Perfectly representing the power of choice, the new Peugeot e-Traveller has:
• 2 levels of autonomy offering up to 330 km in WLTP certification cycle,
• 2 battery capacities (50 kWh or 75 kWh),
• 3 lengths (Compact, Standard and Long),
• a limited height of 1.90 m,
• up to 9 seats.
Available in multiple set-ups adapted to passenger transport, with elegant styling, no compromise on performance and capable of getting into the city centre with traffic restrictions, the new Peugeot e-Traveller will meet your expectations with a high-end, technological interior.
Based on the EMP2 platform, the e-Traveller is powered by a small electric motor that produces 134 HP (136 PS / 100 kW) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque. The 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration is nothing to write home about as it takes 13.1 seconds. The electric MPV does the standing kilometer (0.62 miles) in 35.8 seconds and has an 80 mph (130 km/h) electronically-limited top speed.
Peugeot is planning to electrify their Traveller. The van with up to nine seats is largely identical in construction to the new Opel Zafira Life, for which an electric version has also been announced for early 2021.
Groupe PSA, the French company behind Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall, has confirmed it will offer eight years of breakdown assistance to buyers of its electric vehicles. The extended cover will allow owners whose batteries run flat to receive a quick top-up charge at the roadside.
The company’s brands, which also include French premium brand DS, already offer three years of breakdown cover for conventionally powered petrol and diesel cars – cover that includes assistance for those who run out of fuel. For buyers of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, however, PSA will extend that cover for a further five years, in line with the eight-year battery warranty.
Richard Dyson, Groupe PSA Parts & Service Director UK, said: “We are pleased to extend the roadside cover on our new generation of electrified models to eight years or 100,000 miles. Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles represent the fastest growing vehicle segment in the UK. With more buyers looking to make the switch, we hope this initiative will give first-time electric car buyers the peace of mind they’re looking for.”
French car plants are only just starting to rev up production after the coronavirus lockdown, which hit the auto sector badly, and Macron wants to accelerate the transition to electric cars to help revive the industry.
“We need a motivational goal: make France Europe’s top producer of clean vehicles by bringing output (up) to more than one million electric and hybrid cars per year over the next five years,” Macron told a news conference.
And to help dealerships sell the 400,000 vehicles left unsold on dealer lots due to the lockdown, President Macron said the state would offer people buying a traditional cars a €3,000 bonus.
One of the latest electrified superminis to join the fold is the Peugeot e-208, which aims to deliver zero-tailpipe-emissions running without compromising the style, practicality and driving dynamics of its combustion-engined cousin.
Closely related to the Vauxhall Corsa-e, the e-208 has been designed from the outset to be electrified and, as a result, packaging and space are unaffected. Factor in a powerful lithium ion battery and class-leading rapid-charge option and the e-208 promises the range and usability to convert those buyers who have thus far been EV sceptics.
Citroën has unveiled an all-electric version of its mid-sized Dispatch panel van. It’s called the e-Dispatch – and it’ll go on sale in the UK during the second half of 2020, joining the Peugeot e-Expert and Vauxhall Vivaro-e in the PSA Group’s all-electric commercial vehicle line-up.
The Citroën e-Dispatch is based on the same EMP2 platform as normal Dispatch models, and it’s powered by the electric motor found in the Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall e-Corsa superminis, which develops 134bhp and 260Nm of torque. Citroën says the electric powertrain allows the e-Dispatch to haul a maximum payload of 1,275kg, at a top speed of 80mph…
Peugeot has released the e-Expert – a pure-electric van with a range of up to 205 miles on a single charge.
The e-Expert completes the electrification of the PSA Group’s triumvirate of medium vans, following Citroën’s ë-Dispatch this week, and the Vauxhall Vivaro-e at the end of last month.
The e-Expert shares the same platform and Peugeot has decided to offer the same powertrain options. This means there’s a 50 kWh battery available for a range of up to 143 miles on a charge, or a 75 kWh pack providing the headline 205 mile range.
The majority of the current EVs are meant for the upper middle class consumer. They are simply too expensive for the average consumer. It’s safe to assume that once development costs are accounted for and newer efficient manufacturing process are put in place, some of those cost savings will eventually filter down, meaning lower priced EVs for the average new car buyer.
The Peugeot e-208 could soon gain a lower range variant with a smaller price tag, potentially dropping the electric supermini’s base-price below £22,000. The French brand is actively considering customer demand and could implement the update in time for the e-208’s mid-cycle facelift.
Peugeot’s strategy of offering fully electric versions of models in the same range alongside traditional internal combustion engined variants will help it be ready for the UK’s proposed 2032 ban on the sale of non-electric cars.
That’s according to boss Jean-Philippe Imparato, who says that such a deadline means you are “opening a race for the road to zero emissions far, far, far quicker than 2032” and in reality “it means 2030” if you are to be prepared and ready as a business to meet that deadline.
The new 208 and 2008 have both launched with petrol, diesel and electric versions, and the larger 3008, 5008 and 508 with plug-in hybrid versions alongside internal combustion engined variants. This strategy, rather than offering bespoke electric cars, makes it “far easier and simpler for customers to explain electric cars to customers”. He added: “You choose the car and then you choose the powertrain.” […]