The permanent-magnet electric motor offers maximum power of 100 kw / 110 hp and can reach a torque of 260 Nm. It provides optimal driving pleasure: reduced vibration, a silent motor^ and zero emissions in driving phase.
The electric motor is supported with two other features:
- An inverter: This transforms the direct current provided by the battery into an alternating current used by the electric motor. The inverter is located between the battery and the electric motor.
- A speed-reducer: An electric car does not have a gearbox but a speed-reducer. This makes the electric motor’s rotation speed compatible with the car’s usual speed range.
^PEUGEOT electric vehicles are fitted with an acoustic vehicle alerting system which operates at speeds below 18mph.