Peugeot has announced it will offer electrified versions of all its vehicles in Europe by 2030, which means that the Peugeot brand will become fully electric. The company said that this move is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, which aims to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius. “This decision is in line with the Group’s strategy, announced in 2016, which aims to provide a more radical and sustainable mobility for all,” Peugeot said in a statement.
Peugeot History in Electric Vehicles
Peugeot has been known to make electric vehicles for some time now. Peugeot e2008 and Peugeot iOn were first unveiled and introduced to the market between 2008 and 2010.
Last year, Peugeot presented Peugeot e-Legend Concept – a two-seater electric sports car with an autonomous mode — at the Paris Motor Show — as its vision on what future Peugeots might look like. Since then, the company has been doing some amazing work since then, and it will be very exciting to see what Peugeot comes up with within the next few years.
The Peugeot e308 and Peugeot e3008 are two of the company’s most popular models, and it is expected that they will be offered as electric versions in the near future. Peugeot has not given an exact date for when this will happen, but it is likely to be in the next few years.
The company’s hybrid-electric BlueHDi engine system uses electricity stored in a supercapacitor rather than a battery pack. While this is not an electric powertrain, it does help increase fuel economy.
The company said that by 2025, 60% of its sales will have electrified versions available. This means that 100% of Peugeots sold in Europe will be electrified by 2030 at the latest.
Peugeot Current Models Potential in the Market
“Our customers are asking us to propose electric solutions on all our models,” Peugeot CEO Jean-Phillipe Imparato said in the statement. “We are committed to becoming the in electrics.”
Peugeot will phase out diesel models in the next few years, which is good news for those concerned with the Dieselgate scandal.
The company announced its new strategy at an event in Paris on Wednesday, where it showcased its 3008 Hybrid 4e SUV. The vehicle is capable of driving for up to 50 kilometers using only electricity stored in a supercapacitor.
If this range proves popular among consumers, Peugeot could find itself increasing production of supercapacitors to accommodate demand.
The company has not yet released any information about which electric powertrains will offer models. However, it can be assumed that the most popular models, such as the Peugeot 208, 308, and 508, will be offered with a choice of hybrid or all-electric power.
According to recent studies, the demand for electric vehicles is increasing. It’s likely that Peugeot’s move to electrify all its models will be well-received by consumers.
In fact, a study by Frost & Sullivan predicts that the global market for electric vehicles will reach 33 million units by 2030.
It’s clear that the automotive industry is moving towards electrification, and Peugeot is just one of many car companies that sees the writing on the wall.