The electric Peugeot e-208 receives new electric technology | Environment

More power, more efficiency and up to 400 km range

Launched at the end of 2019, the Peugeot e-208 benefits from a new electrical technology.

At the end of 2021, the Peugeot e-208 benefited from a first technological evolution aimed at increasing its efficiency. Compared to the very first version released at the end of 2019, the gain in autonomy was modest: gain of 22 km which allowed it to offer up to 362 km of WLTP autonomy.

The first stage of technological optimization included a series of measures:

– A heat pump coupled with a humidity sensor installed at the top of the windscreen maximizes the energy efficiency of heating and air conditioning. The information transmitted by the sensor makes it possible to more finely control the recirculation of air in the passenger compartment and, ultimately, to preserve the quantity of energy contained in the battery in the phases of rising and maintaining the temperature at the vehicle interior.

– A tires in class “A plus” in 16 inches which minimizes energy losses by friction.

– A reduction gear ratiowhich increases autonomy on road and motorway type driving.

The effectiveness of this technological first is especially felt when outside temperatures are low. The benefit in real use is around 40 km in urban traffic conditions at temperatures close to 0°C.

In early 2023, the e-208 will feature the engine of the new Peugeot e-308.

The maximum power of the e-208’s electric motor is increased from 100 kW (136 hp) to 115kW (156 hp) with a 260 Nm torque available from 0 km/h for immediate responsiveness, while work on efficiency takes the average energy consumption at 12 kWh per 100 km.

The new high-voltage battery, with a 51 kWh gross capacity (48.1 useful kWh), runs on 400 Volt.

The significant improvements for the daily life of drivers allow theautonomy of the e-208 to increase by 38 km to reach up to 400km (certification in progress).

Two types of on-board chargers are available on the Peugeot e-208: as standard, a 7.4 kW single-phase charger and, optionally, a 11 Kw three-phase charger (recharge from 0 to 100% in alternating current in 5 hours).

The Peugeot e-208 accepts fast charging: for a 100 kW public terminalit is possible to pass from 20% to 80% DC charge in less than 25 minutes.

The driver has the possibility to select one of the three driving modes available (Eco, Normal and Sport) to increase range or performance.

Through the “Brake” mode activated by means of a button placed on the gearbox control line, the driver can increase energy recovery while accentuating deceleration when releasing the accelerator pedal.

The Peugeot e-208 115 kW 51 kWh will arrive on the market during the year 2023.

The pace of technological developments in electric technology means that the life cycle of an electric model is significantly shorter, at this stage of the development of electric technology, than that of a vehicle with a combustion engine.

The consequence of technological developments in electric technology (more power, more efficiency, more autonomy and less charging time) is a rapid progression in the performance of the future electric car and the rapid obsolescence of the electric car. already in circulation.

If only because of this rapid obsolescence of electric technology, the march towards the electric car should not be forced as it is with the establishment of ZFE (Low Emission Zones).

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