Groupe PSA reveals plan to electrify all models fr 2019

Starting from 2019, each new model offered under Groupe PSA will have a plug-in hybrid or fully-electric variant. That means every model sold by Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Vauxhall and Opel will get an electrified model as part of the group’s push for clean mobility. The electrified models are said to emit less than 49 g/km of CO2.

“Today, Groupe PSA is expanding its line-up with new electrified powertrains. It is technologically ready to play its part in the energy transition thanks to a multi-energy offering. Whatever new model they want, customers will be able to buy it in an internal combustion, electric or hybrid version,” the group said in a statement.

Two platforms will be used for this, which are the Common Modular Platform (CMP) and Efficient Model Platform (EMP2) architectures. PSA says these underpinnings will be able to integrate any of the powertrains, be it internal combustion, electric, or hybrid. The group has also set a target to electrify 100% of its line-up for all five brands by 2025.

Groupe PSA reveals plan to electrify all models fr 2019

The group will roll out 15 new electrified vehicles in the next two years, which includes eight new plug-in hybrid models, namely the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4×4, Peugeot 3008, 508 and 508 SW, Citroën C5 Aircross, Vauxhall Grandland X and Opel Grandland X. The remaining seven will be pure electric models, spearheaded by the newly-unveiled DS 3 Crossback E-Tense.

The plug-in hybrid system, as previewed by the C5 Aircross Hybrid concept, features a 180 hp Turbo High Pressure (THP) petrol engine that is married to an electric motor that produces 80 kW (107 hp). Its total system output is rated at 225 hp and 337 Nm, with power routed to the front wheels through an e-EAT8 eight-speed electric automatic gearbox.

Notable figures include a 50 km pure electric range and a claimed combined fuel consumption figure of 2.0 litres per 100 km. Charging the 300-volt, 13.2-kWh lithium-ion battery through a Type 2 connector takes between four to eight hours through a European domestic 14 A socket, but it’ll take just two hours for a full charge through a dedicated 32 A three-phase AC charger. Expect a similar PHEV setup for the Peugeot 3008 and 508.