PSA Peugeot Citroën's next-generation lithium ion batteries and chargers are set to offer faster charging times and reduced range anxiety for battery electric vehicle (BEV) owners.
Future plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) will have 12kWh batteries (13kWh for SUVs), which are 12 times the capacity of existing PHEV packs and claimed to be 20-30% more powerful than competitors’, at 80kW and 90kW respectively.
These batteries’ operating range is 210-350V (240-400V for the SUV). A 3.3kW onboard charger tops up PHEV batteries in 4.5 hours, or 2.5 hours if a 6.6kW fast charger is installed.
The BEVs' 7kW onboard charger can deliver enough charge in 90 minutes to drive 62 miles, while a full charge will take eight hours. A wall-mounted fast charger can deliver an 80% charge in 30 minutes, or 7.5 miles of additional range per minute of charging.
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