Due to the growing number of electrified models, Peugeot and the rest of the Stellantis Group are training more specialists to build and repair these vehicles. The assembling and testing of the batteries are under their purview of duty. One of Peugeot's core values is top performance, and the experts represent that ideal. They are given specialized training and then sent to the European plants of the French automaker in Spain, Slovakia, and France. The quality, efficiency, and longevity of each battery are ensured by rigorous testing. Peugeot electric versions, plug-in hybrids, and light commercial vehicles utilize these batteries.
With the release of the all-electric Peugeot 408 in 2022, Peugeot's push toward electrification picked up speed. The Peugeot 408 complements the Peugeot 308 and the 100% electric LCVs in the Peugeot plug-in hybrid lineup. More than 70% of Peugeot models sold worldwide in 2022 were electric cars.
All Peugeot models will have an electric variant by 2025. Many more batteries will be manufactured for this reason. By next year, Peugeot expects a monthly production capacity of 10,000 batteries for passenger cars and 7,000 batteries for light commercial vehicles (LCV).
A 50 kWh battery with pre-assembled cells and components takes the qualified Peugeot technical team around an hour to assemble. The larger 75 kWh batteries need to be charged for 90 minutes. Each battery is put through a battery of rigorous tests by the team. So, we back up every battery for eight years or 160,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
Stellantis Group has five different factories where trained workers assemble batteries. These factories are located in Vigo and Zaragoza, Spain; Trnava, Slovakia; Sochaux, France; Mulhouse, France; and Hordain, France. Electric cars and internal combustion cars are made on the same assembly lines.
Stellantis plants employ technicians who test and assemble Peugeot automobiles' batteries. They were chosen for a month of intensive training because they already knew a lot about electricity.
In the future, Peugeot will expand its lineup of electric cars. Both a 180 HP (132 kW) and a 225 HP (165 kW) plug-in hybrid version of the new Peugeot 408 will be on sale from the get-go. In addition to the hatchback and sedan models, the new Peugeot 308 is available with these motors. Both modern automobiles are built upon the cutting-edge EMP2 platform, making it possible to use electric motors exclusively. The Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen, which combines electric and fuel cell technology, will round out the LCV lineup.