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Peugeot’s 3008 and 5008 models are to gain new mild hybrid powertrains ahead of the French firm's plans to become pure electric by 2030. 

It will be a first for the flagship 5008, having previously been offered only with diesel and petrol engines.  

The powertrain consists of a new-generation 134bhp PureTech petrol engine, coupled with a new dual-clutch gearbox. With the addition of a 48v battery, which recharges while driving, Peugeot claims the new setup provides extra torque at low revs and a 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption. It is also claimed to deliver “zero-emission driving for up to 1km at low speeds and for short distances in the city”, which would be unusual for a mild-hybrid setup. 

Peugeot says these new mild-hybrid versions will be available from early 2023. Despite awaiting an official announcement on pricing, we expect the 3008 to cost less than the plug-in hybrid version, which is currently priced from £37,180.

Since there's currently no electrified version of the range-topping 5008, the addition of the new mild-hybrid version will most likely be the most expensive. 

The new mild-hybrid powertrains come following Peugeot’s recent announcement of upgrades for its all-electric e-208 city car, which will gain a 15 percent power jump, from 136bhp (100kW) to 156bhp (115kW) when it goes on sale in 2023. 

The updated e-208 will be joined by the arrival of the new all-electric e-308 and e-308 SW models, which are claimed to deliver up to 248 miles of range from a fully charged 54kWh battery. 

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Harry Leahey 29/12/22