As part of PSA's Push to Pass strategy, the 3008, 5008 and 508 models are set to get plug-in hybrid variants; 208 and 2008 are to get fully electric variants
Rachel Burgess
29 September 2016

Peugeot will introduce three plug-in hybrids and two electric cars by 2021, according to brand boss Jean-Philippe Imparato. 

As part of the PSA Group's broader Push to Pass strategy, Imparato confirmed that the plug-in hybrids are the 3008, 5008 and 508, while fully electric models would be the 208 and 2008.

This arrangement is largely decided by the cars' two respective platforms, with the larger EMP2 able to accommodate plug-in hybrids while the smaller CMP architecture allows for all-electric. 

Imparato added that the 3008 plug-in hybrid would offer 60km of electric range.

However, he maintained that traditional engined cars remain "very important", because they are more suited to the current situation. He also highlighted the importance of total cost of ownership figures, where diesel remains popular for buyers, with 50% of sales attributed to business. That figure is more than 70% in the U.K.

Addressing demand for hybrids and electric, Imparato said: "Peugeot will be ready in 2019/2020."

Talking at the Paris Motor Show, where the French manufacturer's new 5008 is being displayed for the first time, Imparato said the model had the design and robustness of an SUV but with the functionality of an MPV (as it was previously).

He added: "You must drive this SUV as if it was a 508. That's the message."

Read more: Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid to lead brand's electric push 

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16 October 2016
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