PSA Peugeot Citroën presented its new electrification strategy at a recent company event. The group plans to consolidate development on two global modular platforms – CMP and EMP2 – that will be the basis for legacy ICE vehicles, EVs and PHEVs, starting in 2019.
The Common Modular Platform (CMP), developed in partnership with Dongfeng Motors, is designed for compact cars, and will underpin a new generation of EVs. PSA plans to introduce 4 electric models by 2021, the first of which will reach the market in 2019.
In PSA Group’s vision, the new models will feature a 50 kWh battery pack, delivering a range of up to 280 miles, as well as 7 kw Level 2 charging, DC fast charging, and an energy-saving heat pump heating/cooling system.
The Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2), dedicated to compact and premium models, was launched in 2013. Beginning in 2019, it will enable 7 plug-in hybrid SUVs and CUVs with 4WD and a 37-mile electric range.
The new PHEVs will feature an automatic 8-speed hybrid gearbox on the front axle; an electric motor on the rear axle; and a 12-13 kWh battery pack.