PSA Hints At Debut Of Electric Peugeot 208 In Geneva In March

JAN 26 2018 BY MARK KANE 22

PSA is gearing for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March, where the automaker is expected to present its all-new electric car – the Peugeot 208.

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares

It will be built using the new eCMP platform that can handle up to 50 kWh battery packs. There are no other specific details on the Peugeot 208 specs, but it should become a direct competitor to the Renault ZOE.

Market introduction is expected in the second half of 2019.

PSA intends to put on the market 4 new all-electric and 7 plug-in hybrids by 2021, and will electrify all models by 2025.

Here is the list of new plug-in models and expected launch dates:

  • Peugeot 5008 (PHEV, EMP2, 60 km @ NEDC) – 2018
  • Citroen C5 AirCross (PHEV, EMP2, 60 km @ NEDC) – 2018
  • Peugeot 208 (BEV, eCMP) – 2019
  • DS 7 e-tense (PHEV) – 2019
  • Opel Grandland X (PHEV) – 2019
  • Peugeot 2008 (BEV, eCMP) – 2019-2020
  • DS3 (BEV, eCMP) – 2019-2020
  • Opel Corsa (BEV, eCMP) – 2019-2020


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22 Comments on "PSA Hints At Debut Of Electric Peugeot 208 In Geneva In March"

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So. . They have developed a platform for small electric cars.

They can share the development costs between the 208, DS3, 2008, Corsa and maybe 2-3 small panel vans as well.
That is a volume market in southern Europe.

Hope try sell well, so they’re encouraged to make a new EV platform for their larger models ASAP.

They have a history to cooperate with FIAT (vans), and Toyota (tiny cars).
Maybe they can build EVs on the same platform too?

Don’t forget they now also own Opel now (formerly GM Europe).

Another reason why Tesla’s constant delays (with Model3) and QA issues will cost them dearly within 12-24 months.

There are literally *dozens* of new long-range EVs coming to market by or before 2020 – all over the world!

If the very thought of Tesla taking away their sales, because of the Model 3 and coming Model Y, makes them get going seriously with Full EV’s, all the better! Tesla needs the competition!

It should help them trim their prices, bit by bit, as this challenge grows! We could all win from this!

The 208 EV will be in a segment Tesla will never be, as they stated.

“The 208 EV will be in a segment Tesla will never be, as they stated.”

Look at the entire list of EVs PSA will release, the 208 and Corsa are just a few…more to come.

LMAO, Trolltft rears his ugly head again here.

How much money have you lost shorting Tesla so far you troll?

Off topic.

I know, DS is the high value brand, french car makers have always wanted to compete with germans on high level segments, without succeeding.
But I was talking about the 208 EV, not the whole range of PSA EV cars.
Not that I am happy with Tesla decision to never build cars cheapers than the Model 3, but that the words from their CEO. So the 208 EV will not compete against the Model 3.
This will be confirmed – or not – when its price will be announced. But it is hard for me to figure out how will PSA manage to have low cost on battery pack price and availability.
PSA is earning more money by selling ICE, as long as it is permitted (and they are lobbying for it), so this may not be an issue for them, on the short term at least.
On the short term, they have to manage with the remains of Opel. To absorb the cost, they are firing 2 000 people.

It is not the thought of loosing some tiny amount of unprofitable sales scares them. Tesla can have it all. It is EU regulations getting stricter on CO2 emissions with preferential treatment of ZEV sales, and high gas taxes.

Dongfeng did it, not PSA, but I agree, this is quite the same.

Another of those tiny EVs that only a European could love. What is wrong with those people? They will never be great again. 🙂

LOL. You should visit us, you will quickly understand why we are buying “tiny” cars.
Note that this is changing rapidly, as we are getting the SUV disease.

SUV disease is horrible and contagious. It should be eradicated early.

At least we’re not as wasteful as the ‘mericans…

Do not over generalise, as Warren do, the reality is more subtle.
Many but not all Americans are buying huge fat cars like the Ford F-150, there are Leaf, Prius, etc. buyers too.

Regarding the Peugeot 208 EV:

I think that it must be equipped with a 60 kWh battery pack, because the second generation Renault Zoe will probably also be equipped with a 60 kWh battery pack (just like the Nissan Leaf in 2019).

These three EV models will take away marketshare from the Opel Ampera-e in Europe (because they will be much cheaper).

Currently in 2018 the Nissan Leaf with the 40 kWh battery pack is the best EV that is on the market, because 240 km range is in fact pretty good for most people.

The Ampera-e doesn’t really exist. There are only a couple of examples in Norway and that’s it.

What is EMP2 and eCMP?

They are platforms. That the eCMP is a platform is in the article.

CMP = common modular platform, a compact platform. e = electric

EMP = efficient modular platform, a midsize platform.

In Europe we need an EV model with a 60 kWh battery pack for less than €40,000.

The Nissan Leaf with a 60 kWh battery pack just might be that EV model in 2019.

The Opel Ampera-e is just a bit too expensive (€47,000).

It’s very well possible that we might learn more about the Hyundai Kona EV at the Geneva Auto show in March 2018.

I have said for a long time that if they would make an EV that looks and drives like a Citreon C3 WRC it would be the most popular EV on the planet. Since the Peugeot 208 & DS3 are sister cars this is a possibility. I just hope they are wise enough to use solid state battery technology and they will be golden!

I would buy a 208 EV in a heartbeat.