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Peugeot unveils two new plug-in hybrid engines

Peugeot unveils two new plug-i...
The two new engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with electrification for maximum efficiency
The two new engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with electrification for maximum efficiency
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The Peugeot 508 will have the front-wheel drive hybrid system and can charge from a wall box in as little as two hours
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The Peugeot 508 will have the front-wheel drive hybrid system and can charge from a wall box in as little as two hours
Peugeot's new i-Cockpit gives the user full access to the charging system, hybrid operations, and more in the new Peugeot PHEV models
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Peugeot's new i-Cockpit gives the user full access to the charging system, hybrid operations, and more in the new Peugeot PHEV models
The charging port is located just underneath the "HYbrid" logo on the Peugeot 508
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The charging port is located just underneath the "HYbrid" logo on the Peugeot 508
The two new engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with electrification for maximum efficiency
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The two new engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with electrification for maximum efficiency
In this graphic, the combustion engine (far right) provides power to the front wheels, pulling fuel from the tank
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In this graphic, the combustion engine (far right) provides power to the front wheels, pulling fuel from the tank
In this graphic, the electric motor (far right) propels the vehicle, pulling power from the batteries
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In this graphic, the electric motor (far right) propels the vehicle, pulling power from the batteries
In full hybrid mode, the Peugeot will pull power from both the electric motor and engine, turning the front wheels
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In full hybrid mode, the Peugeot will pull power from both the electric motor and engine, turning the front wheels
When plugged in, the Peugeot Hybrid charges the batteries from the charging port
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When plugged in, the Peugeot Hybrid charges the batteries from the charging port
This graphic depicts regenerative braking as the vehicle slows and uses the kinetic energy to produce electricity to store in its batteries
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This graphic depicts regenerative braking as the vehicle slows and uses the kinetic energy to produce electricity to store in its batteries
The Peugeot 508 SW will also have a plug-in option using the same system offered in the standard 508 model
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The Peugeot 508 SW will also have a plug-in option using the same system offered in the standard 508 model
The Peugeot 3008 SUV will have the new Hybrid4 four-wheel drive plug-in hybrid option
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The Peugeot 3008 SUV will have the new Hybrid4 four-wheel drive plug-in hybrid option
Charging for the Hybrid4 system will take about the same amount of time as it does in the other Hybrid system
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Charging for the Hybrid4 system will take about the same amount of time as it does in the other Hybrid system
With the Peugeot 3008 SUV Hybrid4, all four wheels can be propelled by the electric motors alone or in combination with the engine
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With the Peugeot 3008 SUV Hybrid4, all four wheels can be propelled by the electric motors alone or in combination with the engine
When combined with the engine in full hybrid mode, the electric propulsion is augmented by the engine's power output
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When combined with the engine in full hybrid mode, the electric propulsion is augmented by the engine's power output
The full lineup of Peugeot plug-in hybrid models will come in 2019
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The full lineup of Peugeot plug-in hybrid models will come in 2019
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French automaker Peugeot has launched two new plug-in hybrid gasoline engines for use in production vehicles. The new engines will be available in the Peugeot 3008 SUV along with the all-new Peugeot 508 and 508 SW, optimizing power output and fuel efficiency balance.

The new engines are known as the Hybrid and Hybrid4. The Hybrid engine outputs 180 horsepower (132 kW) and is mated to a 110-hp (80-kW) electric motor for a total power output of 225 hp (165 kW) – total output figures for hybrids are affected by factors such as maximum versus average output for the electric motor. The Hybrid4 combines a more powerful 200-hp (147-kW) engine and that same 110 hp motor for a 300 horsepower (220 kW) total output, but in four-wheel drive (hence the "4"). The Hybrid will be available on the 508 models, the Hybrid4 on the 3008.

These engines combine with a new eight-speed Electric Efficient Automatic Transmission (e-EAT8) made specifically for Peugeot's plug-in hybrids. This transmission has the electric motor attached and powering the front axle. A wet multiple-disc clutch offers a 44 pound-feet (60-Nm) torque increase from the torque converter for better power output to the wheels.

The Peugeot 508 will have the front-wheel drive hybrid system and can charge from a wall box in as little as two hours
The Peugeot 508 will have the front-wheel drive hybrid system and can charge from a wall box in as little as two hours

In the Peugeot 3008 SUV, the company says, the Hybrid4 system propels the four-wheel drive sport utility from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 6.5 seconds. Battery capacity for the 3008 will be 13.2 kWh, giving it a full-electric range of 30 miles (48 km) by the WLTP standard and 37 miles (60 km) per the NEDC. Charging will take about two hours when a 6.6 kW wall charger is utilized.

The new Peugeot plug-in hybrid options will become available in the Peugeot 3008 SUV and 508/508 SW models starting in late 2019.

Source: Peugeot

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3 comments
andy68
It is a very regressive move to waste time and investment on hybrids. Battery electric vehicles are at a stage now where there is no need for any other kind of car. All the manufacturers should be putting everything they have into producing electric vehicles, and battery production capacity, if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Paulinator
@andy68, a byproduct of petroleum fuel refinement is bitumen (asphalt). What do you replace roads with?
AngryPenguin
@andy68 Do you have any idea how long it's going to take to replace every rural gas station with a charging station? Better to keep a gas engine, just to charge the battery on long road trips.