Peugeot unveiled the battery-electric E-3008—the brand’s first model based on the Stellantis STLA Medium platform. The current Peugeot 3008 has sold more than 1,320,000 units in 130 countries over the past 7 years.
The new STLA Medium platform has been designed to offer best-in-class performance for the most important criteria for customers: range (up to 700km), recharge time (30 minutes), driving pleasure, performance, efficiency and connected services and functions (Trip Planner, Smart charging,Vehicle to load and Over The Air updates).
The Peugeot E-3008 will be produced exclusively at the Sochaux plant in France and will be on sale from February 2024.
The range will be based on two trim levels, Allure and GT, with 3 option packs to keep the choices simple, and three all-electric powertrains (210bhp, 230bhp Long Range and 320bhp Dual Motor (4-wheel drive). Hybrid powertrains will also be available, according to market.
The new STLA Medium platform incorporates new front and rear axles designed to deliver dynamic roadholding. The architecture of the platform itself contributes to this dynamism by maximizing the use of light and rigid materials, and by lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity due to the single-layer battery being ideally positioned as low as possible between the wheels.
The driver can choose between four driving modes via a control located on the center console:
Normal mode. This is the default mode. Power and torque are slightly reduced when the accelerator pedal is pressed between 0 and 70%, above 70% full power and torque are available.
Eco mode. Provides a smoother ride and reduced energy consumption by using a specific accelerator pedal setting, limiting power and torque and reducing heating and air conditioning performance.
Sport mode. Offers more dynamic driving by using specific configurations for the power steering and accelerator.
4WD mode (where applicable). Available at speeds of up to 135km/h, this mode distributes power to all 4 wheels when the road surface becomes slippery (snow, mud, etc.).
The STLA Medium BEV-by-design platform features up to 98kWh in a wheelbase that has been kept short (2.73m for the E-3008). This high-performance design enables the E-3008 to offer the best range in its category (up to 700km) while still being compact (4.54m long).
Designed from the outset as an electric model, the new E-3008 benefits from a range of 3 zero-emission all-electric powertrains (WLTP cycle under approval).
Range of 525km, 2-wheel drive, 210bhp/157kW, 73 kWh pack
Dual Motor with range of 525km, 4-wheel drive, 320bhp/240kW, 73 kWh pack
Long Range with range of 700km, 2-wheel drive, 230bhp/170kW, 98 kWh pack
The new generation of permanent magnet synchronous motors offers more power and greater efficiency. The 2-wheel drive versions deliver 157kW (343N·m) or 170kW (343N·m). The Dual Motor 4-wheel drive version delivers a total of 240kW (157kW-343N·m at the front and 83kW-166N·m at the rear).
The electric motor is manufactured and produced by the STELLANTIS-NIDEC joint venture in Trémery (France).
The gearbox is manufactured and produced by Stellantis in Valenciennes (France). The ratio for the 2-wheel drive version (530km) is 9.77.
The 400V high-voltage NMC lithium-ion battery located under the floor pan and supplies the electric motor for the vehicle’s traction. The other electrical consumers (lights, infotainment, etc.) continue to be supplied by a 12V battery, itself supplied by the high-voltage battery via the converter.
The E-3008 offers three levels of regenerative braking, selected by using the paddles behind the steering wheel:
Low (-0.6m/s²), for sensations close to those of a combustion engine vehicle,
Medium (-1.2m/s²), for increased deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released,
High (-1.8m/s²), for maximum deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released, and therefore maximum regeneration.
The last two levels automatically switch on the rear brake lights.
To complete the line-up, the new 3008 will also be available with electrified (Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) power units, according to market needs, as well as one powertrain for international markets. More details of these will be published later.