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Peugeot is a French multinational automotive marque, part of Groupe PSA. Headquarters is located in Paris, France.

Peugeot announces electric ‘Traveller’ van

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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.

Cristian Gnaticov / Carscoops »

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.

Chris Randall / electrive »

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.

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Groupe PSA extends its roadside assistance to all new EV and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models to 8 year/100,000-mile in the UK

The extended roadside assistance plan will offer added customer assurance on the latest generation of plug-in hybrid and full electric Groupe PSA vehicles »

  • Peugeot e-208
  • Peugeot 3008 SUV Hybrid
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e
  • Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid and Hybrid4
  • DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
  • Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid

James Fossdyke / Motor1 »

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.

Blagojce Krivevski / Electric Cars Report »

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.”

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President Emmanuel Macron unveils €8 billion plan to revive France’s auto sector through electric vehicles

France is to inject more than €8 billion (US$8.8 billion) into its domestic automotive sector as it looks to address the challenges facing the industry in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

France will increase the state bonus for consumers buying electric cars to EUR 7,000 (US$7,680) from 6,000 euros as part of its aid to the country’s auto sector.

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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.

Related » Groupe PSA welcomes the support plan to the automotive sector of French government

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Fully Charged show lists the Top 10 affordable EVs available now in the UK for 2020

Robert Llewellyn from the Fully Charged show lists the ten most affordable EV’s available today in the UK as listed at the Electric Vehicle Database »

  1. Renault Zoe ZE50 R110 @ £26,170
  2. Peugeot e-208 @ £25,550
  3. Renault Kangoo Crew Van ZE33 @ £25,478
  4. Mini Electric @ £24,900
  5. MG ZS EV @ £22,495
  6. Volkswagen e-Up! @ £20,195
  7. SEAT Mii Electric @ £19,800
  8. Citroën C-Zero @ £17,520
  9. Skoda CITIGOe iV @ £17,455
  10. Smart EQ fortwo coupe @ £17,785

And then Robert gives us his opinion on why you might want to focus on either the Renault Zoe ZE50 R110 or the Volkswagen e-Up!

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Autocar reviews the Peugeot e-208 electric

2020 Peugeot e-208

Autocar »

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.

New 100% electric Citroën e-Dispatch and Peugeot e-Expert vans coming this year [Updated]

Citroen e-Dispatch

Citroen e-Dispatch

Luke Wilkinson / Auto Express »

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…

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Related » Next Green Car » Peugeot e-Expert revealed

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.

Relatively safe speculation » Cheaper version of electric Peugeot e-208 could be on the way

Peugeot e-208

Peugeot e-208

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.

Luke Wilkinson, Auto Express »

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.

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