Peugeot has apparently already started production of the e-208. According to media reports, the first vehicle of the new generation Peugeot 208 with an all-electric drive rolled off the assembly line on 27 March at the PSA plant in Trnava, Slovakia.
According to the report, the e-208 was the first BEV ever to be produced in Trnava about a week and a half ago. Peugeot officially introduced the new 208 at the end of February. The first electric version of the small car will have an output of 100 kW and will offer a WLTP range of 340 km thanks to a 50 kWh battery. No information on the price is yet available.
Regarding vehicle performance, which had been revealed at the above-mentioned presentation, the e-208 has a few options. In sports mode, the small electric car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds. The liquid-cooled battery located in the vehicle floor can be recharged within around five hours at an AC charging station. Peugeot relies on three-phase charging with up to 11 kW. On DC columns, the battery should reach 80 percent of its capacity again within 30 minutes. Note, however, that this is only the case if the charging station provides up to 100 kW. In terms of figures, we can thus calculate a direct current charging capacity of around 80 kW. As a guarantee for the battery, the French manufacturer gives eight years or 160,000 kilometers based on 70 percent of the charging capacity.
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