Peugeot has detailed the new mild hybrid powertrain it will house 3008 and 5008 SUV, which is said to reduce emissions and fuel consumption by 15 percent.
In addition to improved efficiency in city driving, the new 48V mild hybrid is also touted as providing a more refined driving experience than the PureTech 130 EAT8 powertrain it replaces.
The new mild hybrid system features a turbocharged 1.2-litre PureTech Miller cycle three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 101kW of power and 230Nm of torque.
It is paired with an electric motor with a peak power of 21kW and a torque of 55Nm, which is recharged by the combustion engine during deceleration.
The electric motor will be able to provide an additional 9kW of power to the engine under full acceleration.
The motor, inverter and ECU are all housed in an electric six-speed dual clutch gearbox. The 48V lithium-ion battery is mounted under the front left seat.
Peugeot says there is fully electric driving capacity, albeit only for “starting, moving and driving at low speeds in congested traffic”, which Peugeot says still accounts for more than 50 percent of city driving.
In everyday driving, combustion and electric motors can go hand in hand. During strong acceleration, for example, the electric motor can provide additional torque to the gasoline engine at low revs.
This system also allows the car to coast with the petrol engine turned off.
Peugeot claims fuel economy of 2.5L/100km in the city and 0.7L/100km on the highway, although highway use is unchanged.
First deliveries of the updated powertrains on the 3008 and 5008 will begin in the second quarter of 2023 in Europe, and will eventually roll out to other existing models including the 208, 2008, 308, 308 SW, and 408.
We’ve contacted Peugeot Citroen Australia to confirm when it will be coming here. When asked last October on the initial announcement of the powertrain, a spokesman said there were currently “no plans” but that it would “continue to work closely with the factory to assess suitability for introduction to the local market”.
Peugeot in Europe has confirmed that, from the first half of 2023, every model in its range will be available with one or more electric powertrains.
The brand is committed to providing fully electric models across the range by 2025, and to being an EV-only brand by 2030, at least in Europe.
Peugeot Australia introduced its first plug-in hybrid early last year in the 508 GT Fastback and 3008 GT Sport and will begin its local EV rollout with the launch of the Peugeot e-Partner in the first half of the year with the e-2008 electric crossover also undergoing final evaluation.
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