Peugeot to Launch 48V HYBRID System on 3008 and 5008 Models in 2023

French automaker Peugeot is gearing up for an “electric year” in 2023 with the launch of new technologies. The latest addition is the 48V HYBRID system, designed by Stellantis, which will first be offered on Peugeot’s 3008 and 5008 models before expanding to other models in the future. The 48V HYBRID system adds to the company’s existing family of electrified engines, including plug-in hybrid, 100% electric and fuel cell variants.

The 48V HYBRID system comprises a new-generation 136bhp PureTech petrol engine coupled with a 6-speed dual-clutch electrified gearbox, including an electric motor. The technology provides extra torque at low engine speeds and reduces fuel consumption by up to 15% (from 126g of CO2/km on 3008 and from 128g of CO2/km on 5008). In city driving, a C-segment SUV equipped with the HYBRID system can operate over 50% of the time in 100% zero-emission electric mode. The system’s operation is indicated on the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® handset, and the different modes can be activated automatically.

Peugeot to Launch 48V HYBRID System on 3008 and 5008 Models in 2023

The HYBRID system provides several benefits, such as fuel savings of around 1 litre/100 km on a C-segment SUV compared to non-electric petrol engines with comparable features. This performance translates into an average decrease of 20g/km in CO2 emissions (according to the WLTP combined cycle) on the 3008 and 5008. Additionally, when the battery charge allows, the HYBRID system can start, manoeuvre (e.g., to park), and drive at low speed in heavy traffic in 100% electric mode.

All the parts that make up this new engine are located under the hood, except for the 48V battery, which is installed under the front left seat of the PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008. The 48V Lithium-Ion battery has a gross capacity of 898Wh and an available capacity of 432Wh. It is designed to maintain the same level of performance throughout the life of the vehicle and comes with an original 8-year/160,000 km warranty.

Peugeot’s 3008 and 5008 models equipped with the new HYBRID engine have a specific display, and an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) will emit sound outside up to 30 km/h to warn pedestrians and cyclists of an approaching vehicle. These models will be produced in the Sochaux plant and sold in Europe in the second quarter of 2023. The new engine will also replace the PureTech 130 EAT8 and will soon be available on other models in the Peugeot range, such as 208, 2008, 308, 308 SW, and 408.


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