According to the rumor mill, another group is going towards electrification – PSA’s ambitions in the field allegedly include seven PHEVs and four EVs by 2023.
Peugeot Citroen’s plans for electrification so far only include the core brands – not the new acquisitions, Opel and Vauxhall. So, according to the latest rumor, next up on the electric list are two battery-powered re-engineered versions of existing models – the Peugeot 208 and the DS 3 Crossback. The time slot for them is 2019 – so we’re quite likely to see the fully-electric versions based on the new generation architectures. Apparently, the info comes from a serious source – Evercore ISI, as company executives showcased the group’s strategy with investors recently. The new generation Peugeot 208 is allegedly coming in September 2019, and the fully electric version will accompany the regular ones from the get go, with a 185-mile (approximately 300-kilometer) estimate for the range.
Just a few months later, the premium DS Automobiles brand will also deliver its own battery-powered vehicle, based on the DS 3 Crossback, a small crossover expected to arrive in the slot currently occupied by the DS 3 subcompact hatchback. The electric version of the crossover is expected to arrive quickly, in 2020. The automaker’s plug in hybrid line of models is also expected to grow – with three PHEV SUVs built on the same EMP2 architecture – the DS 7 Crossback, Peugeot 5008, and Citroen C5 Aircross.
Via Automotive News