The all-new plug-in hybrid versions of the Peugeot 508 and 508 SW (estate) arrive with a combined 222bhp and official economy of over 200mpg.
A year ago, Peugeot announced plug-in hybrid variants of the 508 and 508 SW (and the 3008), although they did say they wouldn’t arrive for a year. And Peugeot are bang on target with the reveal of the new 508 and 508 SW plug-in hybrids.
Both the 508 and 508 estate get the same plug-in hybrid powertrain, mating a 1.6 litre PureTech petrol engine with an electric motor to deliver a combined 222bhp.
Of course, as a plug-in hybrid the new Peugeots benefit from the ridiculous official economy and emissions figures which bear no link to real world driving, so that means headline economy of 217mpg and emissions of just 29g/km. In reality, if you plug-in regularly, they will probably be as economical as a diesel.
The electric motor is powered by an 11.8kWh battery which will give an official EV range of around 30 miles (or around 20 miles in the real world), business users will benefit from a low 10 per cent BIK rate for 2020, and Peugeot has managed to squeeze the batteries and electric motor in without taking anything from boot capacity.
David Peel, Peugeot UK MD, said:
This is an exciting time for PEUGEOT as the brand works to fulfil its philosophy of ‘choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain’ where customers can choose between conventional petrol and diesel models as well as electrified variants, which will apply to all models within the range by 2023.
The new plug-in Peugeot 50 is available in Allure, GT Line and GT trim.