When will all Peugeot cars be electric? | Peugeot UK
When will all Peugeot cars be electric?
The UK is leading the world on the road to electric vehicles with a ban on new petrol and diesel autos from 2030 and hybrids from 2035. But when will Peugeot be adopting the change? The journey has already started but will be continuing over the coming years whilst still supporting our petrol and diesel customers. Keep reading to find out when the full Peugeot range is expected to be electric.
What is Peugeot doing to go electric?
Peugeot is one of the foremost manufacturers in Europe who are making a dedicated move to electric vehicles. We have pledged that from 2023, every new car and van will have an electrified variant.
Full electric versions of the several models are already available and we're working on other vehicles which should be available. Hybrid versions are also available for many of our larger passenger cars.
Other steps to go electric:
We are introducing mild-hybrid versions of internal combustion engines to help improve fuel economy
We’re releasing a range of electric performance cars with Peugeot Sport
We’re building battery giga factories in Europe
When will all Peugeot vehicles be electric?
In the UK, from 2030, you’ll only be able to buy new electric and hybrid vehicles, then only electric from 2035. Older vehicles with combustible engines can still be bought after this date but only previously manufactured models, no new vehicles will be available, however, Peugeot will continue to support all petrol and diesel customers with MOTs and services, repairs and more.
There’s already a steady increase in the number of electric vehicles on the roads globally and this number is increasing each year. With a steady increase at the current levels, by 2040, it’s thought that vehicles will be completely electric.
Why are we moving to electric vehicles?
The UK government is doing its part to help tackle climate change. Along with other nations around the world, the UK is aiming to be net-zero by 2050. Net-zero basically means to create a balance between greenhouse gases created and those taken out of the atmosphere.
The UK is the first major economy to set a date for a ban on new vehicles using petrol and diesel. The change to electric vehicles will significantly help reduce greenhouse gases as transport is the leading cause of C02 emissions. This will help improve the air quality in towns and cities.
Electric vehicles don’t produce CO2 unlike vehicles with a combustion engine - helping reduce gases. They can also be powered from renewable energy sources like wind turbines as opposed to fossil fuels.
Benefits of going electric
The switch to electric vehicles has some huge environmental benefits but that’s not everything. There are also a lot of other benefits you’ll get for making the switch.
Cheaper to maintain and MOT - EVs (Electric Vehicles) need fewer checks as part of an MOT - there’s also significantly less that can go wrong with the vehicle compared to one with a combustion engine.
Cheaper business vehicles - when using a company vehicle, drivers must pay a Benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax. This tax is worked out from the value of the car, the tax band you’re in and its CO2 emissions - electric cars only have a 1% rate increasing to 2% in 2022/23.
Charging and batteries are improving - battery capacity for EVs is constantly improving, as is charging. Rapid charging is available with all most Peugeot electric vehicles allowing you to charge your vehicle in around 30 minutes*.
Buying incentives - the UK government is currently incentivising buying electric vehicles with grants and reductions available for vehicles and charging.
No road tax - electric vehicles valued under £40,000 don’t have to pay road tax. Vehicles over this amount cost just £340 a year for the first five years and then are free of charge.
Quiet and comfortable - electric vehicles are significantly quieter than combustion engines with noise coming from the tyres and wind only.
Fast acceleration - most EVs (Electric Vehicles) have instant torque meaning they can quickly accelerate when needed.
Other discounts - electric vehicles can often avoid congestion charges in many areas and can often park for free. This is along with other discounts.