New eVMP platform boosts PSA Group's electric offensive

The PSA Group has announced that it is increasing its focus on electric vehicles with a new eVMP platform to form the basis of a wide range of C- and D-segment models.

The eVMP architecture will be used across the PSA Group brands - Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles, and Vauxhall/Opel - for core models. These will be family hatchbacks and saloons/estates such as the Peugeot 308, plus crossover/SUVs.

Already available to the group is the eCMP, which underpins the likes of the Peugeot e-208 & e-2008, Vauxhall Corsa-e, and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. The two platforms will cover the majority of models made by the group's brands.

The eVMP (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) will have a storage capacity of 50 kWh per meter within the wheelbase, allowing projected ranges of up to 404 miles on a charge. Battery capacities should range from 60 - 100 kWh.

Between now and 2025, the PSA Group will gradually move from two multi-energy platforms to two 100% electrified architectures.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:29th Jul 2020

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