280mile range EV part of Peugeot-Citroen’s new electric strategy

Today the PeugeotCitroen Group (PSA) presented its new electrification strategy. In order to meet all its customers’ mobility and usage needs, PSA is consolidating the development of its models on two global modular platforms, which will allow it to offer a wide range of internal combustion, electric and plug-in hybrid petrol models as from 2019.The Common Modular Platform (CMP), which was developed in partnership with DFM (Dongfeng Motors), is dedicated to compact city cars, saloons and compact SUVs.

The all-electric e-CMP format will offer a new generation of spacious, multi-purpose electric vehicles with a driving range of up to 280miles / 450 km and ultra-fast charging solutions providing up to 7.5miles / 12 km of driving per minute of charging.

Four electric models will be introduced by 2021, the first of which will reach the market in 2019.

The Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2), which is dedicated to compact and premium models, was launched first in 2013 with the new Citroën C4 Picasso and Peugeot 308 and then in 2014 in China. From 2019 onwards, its innovative design will enable the deployment of the first plug-in hybrid petrol models equipped with the best of hybrid technology:

To facilitate use, the plug-in hybrid models will come with a four-hour charging system as well as an optional feature for recharging the battery more quickly, in less than two hours.

It is expected the seven plug-in hybrid vehicles will be gradually introduced between 2019 and 2021.

Gilles Le Borgne said:

“These next-generation hybrid and electric technologies will complement our range of internal combustion engines, thereby enabling PSA Group to offer its customers a diversified line-up of technologies that meet all of their mobility needs. This innovative strategy clearly demonstrates the Group’s commitment to global, sustainable solutions that will allow us to take on the energy transition challenge.”

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