Charged EVs | A behind-the-scenes take a look at Peugeot’s battery pack meeting and testing


Peugeot has launched a quick however attention-grabbing description (with photographs) of the meeting and testing course of for the battery packs that go into its plug-in automobiles and vans.

Peugeot Product Director Jérôme Micheron described the automaker’s plug-in choices: “Peugeot supplies a variety of electrified automobiles with the full-electric e-208 and e-2008. The New 408, the New 308 (hatch and SW) because the 3008 and 508 (fastback and SW) include plug-in hybrid engines. The LCV [light commercial vehicle] supply is full with 100% electrical variations, with e-PARTNER, e-EXPERT and e-BOXER.”

Greater than 70% of Peugeot’s present fashions can be found in electrified variations, and this proportion will develop to 100% by 2025. It will require a considerable enhance within the provide of batteries—Peugeot estimates that it’ll assemble as much as 10,000 batteries per thirty days for its automobile vary by subsequent 12 months, and as many as 7,000 batteries per thirty days for its LCV vary.

Peugeot assembles battery packs at its factories in Spain, Slovakia and France. Technicians, every of whom undergoes a month-long particular coaching interval, take roughly 60 minutes to assemble every 50 kWh battery pack from pre-assembled cells and elements. The bigger 75 kWh packs take about 90 minutes.

Peugeot ensures that its battery packs will retain 70% of their capability for 8 years or 100,000 miles.

Every battery is examined to make sure its reliability, efficiency and lifecycle earlier than going to the meeting stage. The primary take a look at simulates operation of the battery in a automobile to validate reliability, then a efficiency take a look at “stimulates the battery at full price.” Within the final take a look at, the battery unit is pressurized by gasoline to examine for leaks by monitoring stress loss. A correct seal prevents water or grime from getting contained in the pack and compromising its lifecycle or efficiency.

Supply: Stellantis through Battery Tech Information


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