Peugeot to Launch e-2008 Electric Car in Pakistan
On March 12, Lucky Motor Corporation Limited (LMCL) held an inaugural ceremony for the ‘official launch’ of Peugeot in Pakistan. The French automaker has entered the Pakistani market in an exclusive partnership with LMCL — a subsidiary of a massive Pakistani conglomerate Yunus Brothers Group (YBG).
During the ceremony, LMCL also revealed its plans to use the Peugeot brand as a conduit to enter the Electric Vehicle (EV) market saying:
The e-2008 will be the next model launched, giving customers the freedom to choose between a 100% electric and a thermic version, thanks to the Multi Energy platform CMP.
It further highlighted that the partnership will enable the development of a dedicated assembly plant for more Peugeot models in the future.
Peugeot e-2008 is an all-electric subcompact crossover SUV that will compete with MG ZS EV in Pakistan upon arrival. The e-2008 features a single electric motor that — mated with a 50 kWh battery pack — produces 136 horsepower (hp) and 260 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque.
The EV can charge from 0 percent to 80 percent via a 100 kW supercharger within 30 minutes. It has an electric range of up to 350 kilometers, which can change depending on the road, traffic, and climatic conditions.