One of the main advantages of electric cars It is its ability to improve its performance and autonomy numbers through simple improvements and improvements which, on the other hand, does not have to have a high economic cost. A good example of this can be found in the advertisement by Peugeot, which improved the autonomy of its Peugeot e-2008 and Peugeot e-208 electric cars by up to 8%. What are these improvements?
Launched in 2020, the new batch of urban models from the manufacturer Lion arrived, for the first time, with a range in which the 100% electric alternative is available. In both cases we find the same mechanical scheme: Electric system consisting of a 100 kW (136 hp) motor paired to a single gear transmission and powered by a lithium-ion battery with a total capacity of 50 kWh and a net capacity of just under 45 kWh.
Allow recharging up to 11 kW in alternating current and 100 kW in direct current, Both models have so far had a certified autonomy of just over 300 km, autonomy reduced, in real terms, to about 250 kilometres. We’re talking in the past because Peugeot has introduced some changes that, it seems, improve the efficiency of both models.
Electric Peugeot is now more efficient, why?
There are several modifications that have been made to both the Peugeot e-208 and Peugeot e-2008 with the aim of improving autonomy without having to change the battery capacity. in this way, The first change we find is the installation of new tires In Access Editions (16 “in the case of a Peugeot e-208 and 17” in the case of a Peugeot e-2008) With an A+ efficiency.
What is more, The current gear ratio has been adjusted, making it somewhat longerThus, reducing the rotational speed of the electric motor when driving at high speeds, a scenario in which the electric motor is less efficient. Obviously, this change will provide more comfort on the road, as well as reduce energy consumption This is, yes, not individually quantified.
The last change refers to the air conditioning system: The heat pump is now more efficient thanks to a more accurate and sensitive humidity sensor, so that the use of air conditioning does not have a noticeable effect on the autonomy of the car, especially in low temperature scenarios.
Together, the adopted autonomy of both models changes for the better in a fundamental way:
- Peugeot e-208 extends from 340 km to 362 km of autonomy (+22 km of gain)
- Peugeot e-2008 extends from 320 kilometers to 345 kilometers of autonomy (+25 km gain)
But the gain in real conditions is more obvious, which is Figure Peugeot projects in about 40 kilometers, with significant improvements especially in temperature conditions close to 0°C.
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