By 2025, 100% of PEUGEOT mannequin line-up will supply an electrified variant. This can require a considerable uplift within the variety of batteries being produced. PEUGEOT estimates it’ll assemble as much as 10,000 batteries a month for its automotive vary by subsequent 12 months, and as many as 7,000 batteries a month for its superior LCV vary.
It takes roughly 60 minutes to assemble every 50kWh battery unit (pre-assembled cells and elements). 90 minutes are obligatory for the bigger 75kWh models. The group topics every battery to a collection of vital assessments. Subsequently, every unit is assured with an 8-year/160,000 kilometers guarantee coverage for 70% of its cost capability.
The entire testing course of takes quarter-hour and is obligatory to log off the batteries for the meeting.
The primary check simulates operation of the battery in a automobile to validate reliability. A efficiency check stimulates the battery at full fee.
The final check is a sealing check. The battery unit is pressurized by fuel to examine for leaks by monitoring strain loss. A correct seal will stop water or grime from getting contained in the battery cells and compromising its lifecycle or efficiency.
The devoted battery meeting workshops are in 5 vegetation of the Stellantis Group: Vigo & Saragossa (Spain), Trnava (Slovakia), Sochaux & Mulhouse (France) and shortly Hordain (France). Each electrical and traditional combustion engine automobiles are assembled on the identical line.
The technicians who check and assemble the PEUGEOT automobiles’ batteries come from Stellantis’ factories. They’re chosen on the idea of their electrification expertise and are given a month’s specialist coaching. As a consequence of the vitality transition and of the rising mixture of electrified fashions, PEUGEOT and the broader Stellantis Group are rising the variety of technicians certified to assemble and work on electrified automobiles.
PEUGEOT’s electrification is accelerating in 2022 with the New 408 which can strengthen the Plug-In Hybrid automotive supply, additionally bolstered by the New 308 and the 100% electrical LCVs. In 2022, greater than 70% of the PEUGEOT vary bought worldwide is galvanized. In Europe, the Model’s electrified fashions signify 1 passenger automotive out of 4 in H1/2022 (1 out of 6 in 2021).
The New 408 will include two Plug-In hybrid powertrains, 180hp and 225hp from its launch. The New 308 affords these powertrains on the hatch and SW variations as properly. Each new automobiles are constructed from an EMP2 platform evolution, which permits the implementation of a 100% electrical motorisation. The LCV vary was accomplished on the finish of 2021 by He-EXPERT, which mixes each electrical and Gas Cell applied sciences.