Peugeot E-3008: range of 700 km

Peugeot E-3008: range of 700 km

Peugeot director Bertel O. Steen Rune Hensel wrote that this is Peugeot’s most important launch in Norway in many years.

There has gradually become a very large selection of mid-sized electric SUVs in this country. The Volkswagen Group covers a wide range of customers with cars such as the Volkswagen ID.4, Audi Q4 e-tron and Skoda ENIAC.

Nissan is finally getting on the electric path with the Ariya, Tesla is shedding its entire portfolio to increase volume, and a steady stream of new Chinese brands is trying to carve out a piece of the Norwegian market pie chart.

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The Peugeot E-3008 will be the first Stellantis car based on the new STLA mid-range platform. It will likely be seen again in several other brands that share the umbrella with Peugeot. Photo: Peugeot

New platform

In addition to doing battle in one of the most popular segments, the Peugeot E-3008 also introduces the new medium STLA platform developed by parent company Stellantis. According to Hensel, this marks the beginning of the brand’s next generation of electric vehicles.

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According to the manufacturer, the introductory model will be equipped with a 210-horsepower front electric motor, a battery with a net capacity of 73 kilowatt-hours, and a range of up to 525 kilometers. In this configuration, the trunk should be able to hold 520 liters of luggage.

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If the car in the photos looks larger than today’s model, it agrees well with the numbers listed. Peugeot E-3008 measures 9.5 cm long, 5.4 cm wide and 2.0 cm high.

The wheelbase has also been increased by 5.5 cm, and the ground clearance will now be 19.8 cm. This means that even if you don’t want to explore the Amazon jungle in an electric car, it is possible to climb into the vast majority of huts in this country.

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The Peugeot E-3008 is larger than its predecessor in every direction.  Photo: Peugeot

The Peugeot E-3008 is larger than its predecessor in every direction. Photo: Peugeot

Four-wheel drive

Then maybe you want something with all-wheel drive, and soon after that the Peugeot E-3008 will come with a motor on the rear axle with a total of 320 hp. The battery here will also be a net 73 kWh, which should also provide the same 525 km range.

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It gives fairly strong indications that the system controlling power distribution will keep the rear engine in standby mode, while propulsion is mainly provided by the engine up front.

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With the largest battery, the Peugeot E-3008 should be able to achieve a range of up to 700 kilometres.  Photo: Peugeot

With the largest battery, the Peugeot E-3008 should be able to achieve a range of up to 700 kilometres. Photo: Peugeot

Get hooked

And to enhance the beautiful design and French comfort with some tempting numbers, there is also a long-range version in the pipeline.

It will have a 98 kWh battery, 230 horsepower, and a fairly solid range of 700 kilometers. With a maximum charging power of 160 kW connected to a fast charger, the outlines of what could become a very attractive model are being drawn.

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Many people like the possibility of towing a load on the back of the hook, and there it should be possible to hook between 1200 and 1350 kg, depending on the model.

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The interior of the Peugeot E-3008 features a new 21-inch screen called Panorama i-Cockpit.  Photo: Peugeot

The interior of the Peugeot E-3008 features a new 21-inch screen called Panorama i-Cockpit. Photo: Peugeot

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The new dimensions suit the car well, and the design team has used the extra width to give the Peugeot E-3008 a strong fascia with a clear identity.

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Peugeot’s trademark simple, flat design rests on its throne in the middle of the grill, which could have been taken from a sleek concept car. The vertical LEDs on each side should evoke an association with the lion’s claws, and the headlights capture the look in an elegant way.

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The extended wheelbase helps push the wheels into every corner, giving the Peugeot E-3008 a stronger impression of wanting to try a little off-roading than many of its rivals.

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The roof of the Peugeot E-3008 features a chrome strip that looks a bit like a flip-back hood.  Photo: Peugeot

The roof of the Peugeot E-3008 features a chrome strip that looks a bit like a flip-back hood. Photo: Peugeot

Hat back to front

The roof slopes down towards the rear window, with a chrome strip that merges into a rear spoiler. From some angles, it might remind you a little of someone who wore a hood from back to front, and with the new rear full of interesting angles, it also contributes to giving the car a powerful, distinctive look.

A large number of electric cars in this segment have a fairly generic appearance, apparently based on a cross between semi-melted chocolate and a well-used bar of soap. The mid-range STLA platform should also be adaptable to combustion-engined models, and it’s refreshing to see that the great styling and sharp lines can be shared between different forms of propulsion.

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The Peugeot E-3008 gets wireless connectivity with your phone, whether it's an Apple or Android phone.  Photo: Peugeot

The Peugeot E-3008 gets wireless connectivity with your phone, whether it’s an Apple or Android phone. Photo: Peugeot

Floating screen

Inside awaits the new 21-inch screen they call the “Panoramic i-Cockpit,” which is mounted so that it appears to float above the dashboard. Wireless connectivity to Apple and Android-branded phones is included as standard.

The steering wheel is still smaller than you find on many competitors. It’s a matter of taste, but you quickly get used to the size, and in addition to the design department’s overhaul, it will now offer built-in heating on cold winter days.

Norwegian prices are not clear yet, but if they intend to enter this part of the market, the starting price should be approximately. NOK 450,000 for the least expensive version.

The first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers during the winter of 2024.

This article was previously published in Finansavisen engine.

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