Generally confined to diesel utilities, the Gendarmerie now opts for powerful 3008 hybrids capable of running 100% electric.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid Gendarmerie – We break his piggy bank at the National Gendarmerie. She who offered herself several copies of theAlpine A110 for its rapid interventions on the motorway now opts for an army of plug-in hybrid SUVs with a view to curing its CO2 emissions. If she also hopes to save fuel, in the long term, she will have had to pay a hell of a start.
A salty price
Until now, we rather observed the teams of the National Gendarmerie on board station wagons (Ford Focus) or utilities (Citroën Berlingo) rather affordable and economical diesel. But the bill was probably steep when taking delivery of the 395 Peugeot 3008 PHEVs that are being traded at least against €46,000 for individual customers. Even if the Constabulary probably benefited from a comfortable rebate, it is easy to imagine that each of these 3008 cost him twice as much as a diesel Berlingo.
Discreet interventions in electric mode
Officially, “these new deliveries are a sign that the 3008 plug-in Hybrids meet the specifications of a very demanding in terms of reliability and performance, as well as good value retention residual”. It is also a question for the French armed force of participating in the war effort in order to lower the CO2 emissions of the country by electrifying more and more the car fleet, but also to equip itself with vehicles manufactured in France. . Finally, the Gendarmerie also advances the discreet approach capability during patrols in electric mode… provided that the battery still has “juice”. Remember that the range does not exceed 56 km for the 3008 PHEV, in 100% electric mode, and that this type of vehicle requires long charging times. As much to say it straight away: rare will be the driving phases without CO2 emissions, especially since the vehicles of the forces often carry 2 to 3 passengers, as well as heavy equipment.
The characteristics of the Gendarmerie 3008 hybrids:
- PEUGEOT 3008 Hybrid 225 eAT8, Allure finish
- Motorisation Hybrid rechargeable : 225ch
- WLTP electric range: up to 56 km
- Battery power: 90 kW
- Battery capacity: 13.2 kWh
- WLTP combined maximum fuel consumption: 1.4 l/100km
- Emission de CO2 maximum mixte WLTP : 32 g/km
- Specific color Celebes blue
- “NATIONAL GENDARMERIE” silkscreen
- Operations Specific Layout
The vehicles are manufactured for the Ministry of the Interior at the Stellantis factory in Sochaux, and transformed by the EGP in Hordain, the bodybuilder referenced for all of the Group’s screen-printed vehicles. Additional allocations are already scheduled for the first quarter of 2022 for the Gendarmerie but also for the Police.
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