A group of all-electric cars from Peugeot, Citroën and DS are under development in collaboration with Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng, according to the PSA Group, which earlier today presented a future platform for small EVs.
The two companies have been working together on the platform since 2015; the models are aimed for production from 2019.
All three PSA brands will use the platform, in addition to PSA’s partner in China, Dongfeng. The models will all be B and C-segment offerings, so the models will be similar in size to the Peugeot 208, Citroën C3 and DS 3 for the former, and 308, C4 and DS 4-sized for the latter.
PSA boss Carlos Tavares previously outlined his aims to “launch our pure electric cars from the bottom of the market upwards” at the Shanghai motor show in 2015. It’s not yet known, however, if the models will be stand-alone cars or electric variants of existing PSA products.
PSA also revealed at last year’s Shanghai show that the platform will underpin all of its future B-segment vehicles, as well as larger cars, including the Citroen C4 Cactus.