Peugeot has announced that all new models will be electric-only in Europe by 2030, reports Automotive News Europe. The move comes as the Stellantis brand prepares for the transition away from internal combustion engines, with other brands that include DS, Alfa Romeo and Opel/Vauxhall aiming to become electric-only as of 2026, 2027 and 2028 respectively.
However, internal combustion-based Peugeot models will reportedly still be available for international buyers. Peugeot’s target comes five years ahead of the EU’s proposal to mandate only zero-emissions vehicles in 2035.
Stellantis aims to move all models onto four EV-focused platforms, STLA Small, Medium, Large and Frame (trucks). These platforms are designed around full-electric drivetrains but will still have the option of internal-combustion drivertrains for markets or segments where the speed of transition is slower.
“As we move on to the new [Stellantis] platforms, STLA Small, Medium, Large, by 2030 in Europe all of our models will be electric,” Linda Jackson, Peugeot CEO, told Automotive News Europe. “But I still have to make sure I maintain internal-combustion offerings for my international customers.”
Peugeot’s current lineup is 70% electrified – either full-electric or plug-in hybrid. This includes the 2008 small SUV and 208 small car (electric option) and the 3008 compact SUV and 308 compact car (plug-in hybrid, with a full-electric 308 due in 2023), as well as all commercial and passenger vans (electric option).
By 2024, the entire lineup is expected to be electrified, Jackson said. The next scheduled major launch for Peugeot is the next-generation 3008, which will be built in fully-electric form at Stellantis’ factory in Sochaux, eastern France. Details of other powertrain options have not been revealed.