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Short-range electricity for Peugeot's new plug-in hybrid 508

the PSA group has decided. Small cars built on the platform of the CMP (Common Modular Platform) will be electric cars. Some larger cars built on the platform EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2) will be plug-in hybrids. In between is the medium-sized cars, which can be electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

the First of the big cars is the model 508, which, according to the principle above, a laddhybriddrivlina. The petrol engine of 1.6 liters and 180 horsepower works together with an electric motor of 80 kW and 110 horsepower. The battery has a capacity of 11.8 kWh.

When I get to control a prototype of the large 508 station wagon with the new drive train on the test track Ceram, north of Paris, it is light fog and slightly damp asphalt. 508 with the addition of the PHEV is not permitted and shall be presented only at the end of the year, but we have the opportunity to run it now.

Peugeot has been hiding the battery under the passenger seat and found the space by reducing, amongst others, on the gas tank from the 62 to 43 litres. It was important for Peugeot to not compromising on either the rear seat or the trunk.

the different körlägena and the two different levels of energy recovery. Driving mode I choose, as usual, with a button in the center console and I want to have more energy recovery, I pass by the D-mode in the new åttastegade automatic transmission to location B. Given the brakes more, but compared with many other plug-in hybrids, it is very gently.

the sports mode gives a bit more response and the petrol engine acts a little faster. In hybridläget takes care of the car everything for the best possible consumption.

the Driveline working smoothly between petrol and electric power and it is not noticed very much that I drag around on closer to the 100 kg battery, write our test driver.

Elläget able to run the car in four mile on electricity and in the mode Comfort, we add the active suspension and variable damping to hybridläget.

the type of car works Comfortläget the very best. The drive train works smoothly between petrol and electric power and it is not noticed very much that I drag around on closer to the 100 kg battery.

in Addition to the various driving modes adds Peugeot to the new views in the information system where you can follow how power is distributed and recycled, and also see how the battery is doing. Just as other manufacturers have also invested Peugeot on the new online services among other things, over-charge.

A small point is that a blue led loop lights on the rear-view mirror when the car is running solely on electricity. Blue is also signalfärgen in the information panel in the elläget.

508 PHEV will be front-wheel drive and will not be offered with all-wheel drive.

the Car will be launched first at the end of the year and Peugeot's engineering team hope to then be able to pick from a few kilometers to reach. A more efficient energy recovery would be a logical step.

the Car is loaded full of 6.5 hours if you have a normal wall socket, and a fuse on the eight ampere. With väggladdarepå 32 (A) and 6.6 kW takes 90 minutes. Photo: Jan-Erik Berggren

tougher körcykelen the car should pass the four-mile on electricity. It is the smallest team when several competitors are talking about in all cases, at least a mile further.

But the PSA group has in any case taken the step into the elbilseran. In a garage next to the smaller rechargeable model 3008 PHEV, which gets four-wheel drive, represents Peugeot's new electric car: e208.

Here are the key indicators of a battery of 50 kWh, the same wheelbase as the regular 208, the whole of the 265 litre cargo volume and a range of 34 miles, according to the WLTP.

in Addition to Peugeot decided which platform will get the drivetrain and a clear strategy is also an idea about how charging to go to, the different services around the connected electric car, and how to create space for laddkablarna in the trunk.

the fuel Tank has been reduced by 19 liters of battery power. Photo: Jan-Erik Berggren

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