Peugeot 508 PHEV Won’t Lose Interior Space To Batteries

JUN 13 2018 BY MARK KANE 11

Peugeot brags that the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the new 508 model will have the same boot space and/or cabin room as the conventional version.

It’s rare to see PHEV versions that don’t sacrifice storage space, as the batteries are bulky. In the case of Peugeot, the secret lies in the EMP2 platform, which from the start was developed to handle electrified powertrains.

Pierre Paul Mattei, who lead the design of 508, said:

Peugeot 508

“Our team of designers spent a year and a half, which is longer than usual, with engineers to access the best technology and knowledge for this car’s platform. We have been able to break the conventions for design proportions while keeping those performances [such as boot space] unaffected in the architecture.”

The only thing that didn’t fit was a spare wheel/tire.

The battery probably will be around or above 10 kWh, as the WLTP rating for all-electric range is to be 50 km (31 miles), 24% more than the BMW 330e.

Sales of the Peugeot 508 PHEV are expected to begin in the second half of 2019.

The 508 will be available in a 500 station wagon version too:

Peugeot 508 SW
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Source: Autocar

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11 Comments on "Peugeot 508 PHEV Won’t Lose Interior Space To Batteries"

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tim
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tim

No mention of the space taken up by the internal combustion engine.

Mark.ca
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Mark.ca

Yes, but it will lose batteries to interior space. Can we just have both? What is this? 2012?

randomhuman
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randomhuman

I really have to say that almost all new Peugeot cars look stunning. They really had a change in their design language in the past couple years and it’s really great.
Now please make an electric car. The 508 SW as an EV would sell like hot cakes. It looks nice, it looks sporty and with a proper EV drivetrain it would be very sporty for everyone.

Mark.ca
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Mark.ca

Don’t know the others but this one looks great.

Salem
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Salem

French design is very daring: there are some hits and some misses

Miggy
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Miggy

Yes agree it does look good but with only an all-electric range of 50 km, i think they could and should have done better.

SJC
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SJC

Of course it does, you put the batteries under the car.

CJ
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CJ

You mean sales begin at the second half of 2019.

wavelet
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wavelet

Citroën is also supposed to launch a PHEV version of the C5 Aircross CUV sometime in 2019 (ICE version launched in China last Sept., supposed to launch in Europe in a few months).
I’d have expected it to be the same drivetrain, but the Aircross is supposed to have 70km of electric range; unless they’re using different measurement standards, the Aircross should do less well as a less aerodynamic vehicle.

wavelet
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wavelet

A BEV version of the 308 (Golf-class car, so the most popular segment in Europe) and 308SW (wagon, one of the most spacious wagons in the class) would be more interesting than the 5-class.