What we don't yet know is what kind of car they will come up with, but we suspect it's a bespoke one, like the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf or Renault Zoe. Speaking of which, Micheron believes that Peugeot is "not too late" to take advantage of the EV market. In the meantime, customers can still order the iOn model.
That has arguably been the least successful model in Peugeot's recent history. While Renault and Nissan dominate the market, the re-badged Mitsubishi i-MiEVonly managed to shift 10,000 cars between 2010 and 2012 and demand dwindled even further afterward.
According to our previously acquired information, the new EV that's scheduled to arrive in 2019 will be based on the EMP2 platform used by the 308. The plug-in system will use a 1.2-liter engine and may find its way into several superminis, including the DS3.
PSA Peugeot-Citroen revealed several hybrid powertrains in its concept cars, including ones that used a V6 diesel engine. It seems that the Hybrid Air technology that used compressed air instead of electricity has been scrapped. The Fractal, Peugeot's most recent concept, features a 204 horsepower AWD electric drivetrain and a roadster body. However, it's more reasonable to expect an FWD hatchback to enter production.