Electric SUV is expected as Peugeot’s 3rd electric vehicle to be launched in the country
In the process of changing Peugeot in the Brazilian market, the brand that is now under the command of Stellantis expands its participation and at the same time advances with the electrification of the line. Among the awaited novelties is the Peugeot e-2008, the compact SUV that should be the brand’s next electric car in the country.
Currently, Peugeot already sells the 208 e-GT and e-Expert electric models, but according to a conversation that InsideEVs had with Stellantis and Peugeot executives, the promise was to launch two more all-electric vehicles by the end of 2022. them, we bet on the e-2008 compact electric SUV, which was launched in 2019 in Europe.
Peugeot has not yet announced the official launch date in Brazil, but this week it published a teaser video that shows little of the brand’s trajectory in relation to electrification and at the end shows a little bit of the e-2008, leaving a hint about the next launch.
At first glance, it is practically impossible to distinguish the electric 2008 from the conventional model. The Peugeot e-2008 maintains the same dimensions and the same look as the other propulsion options in the product line. The scale, however, marks an increase of more than 300 kg, which brings the total weight to 1,548 kg.
The e-2008 follows the design of the 208 hatchback, adopting a more vertically patterned front end with chrome elements and daytime running lights representing the lion’s fangs. The flat hood, crossed by two creases, gives it personality. At the rear, another element of style typical of the brand of the lion, the lanterns in three divisions inserted in a black stripe that extends under the rear window.
Internally, there is good space for occupants and for carrying luggage, the trunk has a capacity of 405 liters, about 30 liters less than that of the gasoline/diesel models due to the presence of batteries, which occupy a large part of the area. underbody, but still a good number for the compact segment.
Battery and autonomy
The powertrain of the Peugeot e-2008 is well known and has already been adopted by other electric cars from brands of the Stellantis Group, such as the e-208 GT itself. The 50 kWh battery mounted under the floor powers a front electric motor with 100 kW (136 hp) of power and 26.5 kgfm of torque. The battery, which is guaranteed for 8 years or 160,000 km for a minimum residual capacity of 70%, promises a range of 320 km by the WLTP standard.