Written by Daniel Andzhurov - September 19, 2022
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Until now, the Peugeot 308 and its station wagon variant the 308 SW have been available in diesel or petrol-only variants, as mild hybrids and as plug-in hybrids – but not yet in an all-electric version. However, this is about to change: the e-308 and e-308 SW will be launched in mid-2023.
In other words, Peugeot launched the first fully electric station wagon produced by European manufacturer. Below, we will look into some of the main distinguishing “French” features on electric vehicles.
The e-308 SW is based on a well-known platform
First of all, both models use the EMP2 platform. Since 2013, many models have "stepped" on this basis - for example, the current generation Opel Astra (generation L), Citroën C5 Air cross and Peugeot 508. So far, there is information available for one electric motor – with 115 kW (156 hp.)
Range up to 400 kilometers on a single charge
The two new electric models are equipped with a battery that has a capacity of 54 kWh, which according to the WLTP cycle – and depending on the equipment – should provide a range of around 400 kilometers. Consumption is 12.7 kWh per 100 kilometers. Peugeot promises that the e-308 and e-308 SW will charge from 20 to 80 percent of battery capacity in around 25 minutes from a 100kW charging station.
Drive modes and Safety
If you want to drive as economically as possible, you should choose Eco mode – the other two modes are Normal and Sport. Peugeot has already announced some details about the safety features: in addition to automatic brake assist, forward collision warning and pedestrian/cyclist detection (day and night), the electric 308 will be equipped with adaptive cruise control, blind spot assist (also for parking).
Auto Trendy’s take:
Well, congratulations to Peugeot! It is always nice to be the first one doing something and to lead by example: at least from a marketing perspective. Nevertheless, this is an opportunity to test electric propulsion on a station wagon vehicle, which is expected to be firmly heavier and carry more load. Unfortunately, we do not have any estimations on performance values when in a fully loaded condition. Stay tuned as we are going to find that out too.