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Cupra Born, MG4 on notice! 2024 Peugeot e-308 electric car confirmed for Australian launch this year, alongside Toyota HiAce-rivalling e-Expert van

The e-308 joins the petrol and plug-in hybrid models already on sale in Australia.

Another electric hatchback is set to enter the Australian market soon, with confirmation that the Peugeot e-308 electric car will hit showrooms this year.

The French carmaker has already announced that the smaller e-208 light electric hatch will be offered Down Under, likely in the first half of 2024, but the e-308 will land in the second half of the year.

Peugeot's local importer has confirmed that expressions of interest are now open for both the e-308 and the e-Expert light-commercial van.

The electric mid-size van segment is heating up, with Chinese manufacturer LDV this week launching its eDeliver 7, while Ford has also confirmed the E-Transit Custom will be here before the year is out.

That's on top of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo that may hit showrooms this year, and the Mercedes-Benz eVito that is already on sale.

While Peugeot Cars Australia has not confirmed pricing or specification for the e-308 or the e-Expert, that information will be revealed closer to launch.

The e-308 is also entering an increasingly busy segment. The e-308 is also entering an increasingly busy segment.

The e-308 is also entering an increasingly busy segment. There are a number of electric hatchbacks on the market already, including the ageing Nissan Leaf, as well as new players like the MG4, BYD Dolphin and Cupra Born.

The e-308 is available in Europe in both hatchback and wagon body styles, but Australia will only receive the hatch given the low take-up of wagons here.

Powering the e-308 is a 115kW/260Nm electric motor with a 54kWh high-voltage battery ensuring a WLTP driving range of approximately 413km.

While Peugeot Cars Australia has not confirmed pricing or specification for the e-308 or the e-Expert, that information will be revealed closer to launch. While Peugeot Cars Australia has not confirmed pricing or specification for the e-308 or the e-Expert, that information will be revealed closer to launch.

As well as offering regenerative braking, the e-308 has an onboard three-phase 11kW charger allowing for a 20 to 80 per cent charge in less than 25 minutes using a 100kW public charging point.

The 308 hatch is available with a petrol or plug-in hybrid powertrain in Australia and the wagon is a petrol-only offering.

Peugeot already has two EVs on sale in Australia - the e-2008 small SUV and the e-Partner small commercial van. Following the e-308 and e-Expert will be the next-generation version of the 3008 SUV, dubbed - unsurprisingly - e-3008.