Peugeot Adds 8% More Range To 2022 e-208 and e-2008 With Clever Modifications

As automakers invest more in electric technology, they’re finding simple ways to make big improvements in range ratings. Peugeot’s latest EV model has seen more mileage thanks to some clever, simple modifications.

Today, the French brand announced that its all-electric 2022 e208 hatchback will have 22km (13.6 miles) range while the e2008 crossover will have an additional 25km (15.5 miles).

The e208’s range has increased by around 7 percent, and the e208 can now travel 362 km (225 miles). This improvement is compared to the e2008 which, according the WLTP cycle, can only go 345 km (1214 miles) without a charge.

Peugeot started by putting the vehicles on more efficient tires to make this possible. Both will now be changed to “A+” class tires, which have lower rolling resistance. These will be offered on the e-208’s 16-inch wheels, and the e-2008’s 17-inch wheels.

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In the interior, an updated heat pump, coupled with a humidity sensor, will maximize the efficiency of heating and air conditioning systems to extract a little more mileage.

The new gearbox ratio improves range for highway trips. Peugeot says that these improvements are more than what is required by the WLTP. It claims that these revisions lead to improvements of up to 40 km in urban traffic at temperatures of 0°C (32°F).

Both based on the eCMP platform, Peugeot’s electric models make use of a relatively small 50 kWh battery paired to an electric motor that delivers 134 hp (136 PS/100 kW) 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque.

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Author: Brandon Park