The new PEUGEOT 508 plug-in HYBRID range has passed stringent certification tests under the new WLTP protocol with impressive results. Achieving 29g CO₂/km (1,3L /100km) and 54 km in 100% electric mode for the 508 fastback and 30g CO₂/km (1,3L /100km) and 52 km in 100% electric mode for the SW estate, under Ireland’s Budget 2020 announcements, the range will therefore qualify for the newly calculated grant thresholds now applicable; under new rules, hybrids must now emit less than 50g/km CO2 and travel more than 50km in all-electric mode to qualify for the €5,000 SEAI grant and €2,500 VRT relief. The new 508 HYBRID range will go on sale in Ireland from December, with first units arriving in early 2020. Prices and specifications for the range will be announced in December.
The new PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID and 508 SW HYBRID combine a 180bhp (132kW) PureTech petrol engine with a 110bhp (80kW) electric motor for a maximum combined power of 225bhp (165kW). The battery offers a capacity of 11.8kWh and recharging takes less than 1h45 with a Wallbox (optional 6.6 kW charger, 32A).
Built on PEUGEOT’s EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform), uncompromisingly, spaciousness is maintained, and the boot volumes are identical to the combustion versions (487L for PEUGEOT 508 and 530L for PEUGEOT 508 SW).
New driving modes are on offer: a Zero Emission 100% electric mode; an exhilarating Sport mode; a Hybrid mode; a Comfort mode, combining the Hybrid mode with the comfort of the controlled suspension.