PSA Group Ups Plug-in Vehicle Count to 27 New Models by 2023

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares more than doubled the count of plug-in vehicles projected to launch in the next few years – from 11 last year to now about 27 models coming up.

InsideEVs covered a report from Comité des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles, which is an association of French automakers. In that report, Tavares said that 34 new models will be launched through the Peugeot, Citroen, and DS brands by 2023, and of these, 80 percent will be available in battery electric or plug-in hybrid versions. That would come out to about 27 new plug-in electrified vehicles from parent company PSA in the next six years.

Last year in April, Tavares had announced that PSA would be rolling out 11 PEVs by 2021. Of these 11, four were to be BEVs and seven were slated to be PHEVs.

In May, the company said it will be launching two new vehicle platforms by 2019 that its PEVs will be built on. The larger of the two multi-energy global platforms, Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2), will be used for C and D platform cars. The smaller platform, Common Modular Platform (CMP), will serve smaller B and C segments. At that time, Autocar reported that both of the two new global platforms will first appear in DS luxury models.

The larger EMP2 platform will include a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, which the automaker is expected to market as a superior solution for larger cars. The smaller CMP platform would be better for BEVs. It’s planned to be have a 115 horse power front-mounted electric motor with a maximum speed will be 93 mph. It will utilize a next-generation lithium ion battery with a capacity of 50 kWh.

More will be revealed of the range of the all-electric models. InsideEVs reports that the 50-kWh battery pack could bring more than 186 miles of real-world range; but its yet to be seen whether PSA will be using Europe’s NEDC standard, which would be less than 186 miles in the U.S.

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There’s also been speculation about what will happen to the future of the Opel Ampera-e, which is built on the Chevrolet Bolt platform.  On March 6, GM announced it will sell its Opel and Vauxhall subsidiaries, as well as some financing operations in Europe, to PSA.

The deal between GM and PSA included intellectual property licenses from GM until vehicles transition over to PSA platforms. The Opel Ampera-e was originally planned to be launched in the European market later this year. The intellectual property and ownership transition could mean that the Opel Ampera-e will roll as had been planned.

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