Company will offer electric hatchbacks, sedans, and crossovers.

PSA Peugeot Citroën is stepping up its commitment to eco-friendly vehicles by announcing plans to launch an assortment of new plug-in hybrid and electric models.

During the company's Innovation Day event, the automaker revealed plans to consolidate development of its lineup to just two modular platforms.  These platforms will enable future models to be offered with a variety of different powertrains including internal combustion, plug-in hybrid, and electric options.

The upcoming e-CMP platform is based on the company's Common Modular Platform (CMP) which was developed in partnership with Dongfeng Motors.  It will be used to underpin four different electric vehicles by 2021.  The first model will be launched in 2019 and it will have a driving range of up to 279 miles and an ultra-fast charging system that can provide up to 7.4 miles of range for every minute of charging. Motivation will be provided by a 50 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops 115 horsepower.  PSA went on to say we can expect sedan, hatchback, and crossover variants with wireless recharging technology.

The Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) will also be used to underpin an assortment of different eco-friendly vehicles starting in 2019.  Details are limited but PSA plans to introduce plug-in hybrid crossovers and sport utility vehicles with a "high-performance electric four-wheel drive" system and an electric-only range of 37.2 miles.   The models will have "leading-edge fuel efficiency in urban driving conditions" as well as a "large interior that does not compromise on passenger comfort or boot space."

Source: PSA

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