Peugeot announces plug-in hybrid 3008 and 508

Peugeot is launching plug-in hybrid versions of its 3008 and 508 models, with a zero emission range of up to 30 miles.

The new hybrids, which pair electric motors with petrol engines, will be available in the second half of 2019.

In the Peugeot 508 and 508 SW Hybrid, a PureTech 180PS engine and 110PS electric motor provide a combined maximum power of 225PS, with less than 49g/km of CO2.

The Peugeot 3008 SUV is being equipped with a more powerful Hybrid4 all-wheel-drive system. It produces 300PS, allowing for a 0 to 62mph time of 6.5 seconds.

New driving modes include the ZEV 100% electric mode, 4-wheel drive mode with the Hybrid4, Sport mode, Comfort mode or Hybrid mode.

Energy conservation is enhanced through the i-Booster, a braking system which conserves power as the car brakes or decelerates, and e-SAVE, allowing drivers to reserve electric energy for planned routes ahead.

The vehicles can be recharged in less than two hours by using a Wallbox (6.6 kW 32A).

Laurent Blanchet, Peugeot product director, said: "The Peugeot Plug-in Hybrid engines are a unique opportunity for the brand to complement the powerful ranges of the 3008 SUV and the all-new 508 and 508 SW. They give our customers the opportunity to buy a powerful 3008 SUV AWD or a 508 that is efficient and provides improved sensations.”