Peugeot e2008 Review

Price: £30,730 - £39,180

Smart looking both inside and out, well-made and great to drive, the Peugeot e-2008 is more practical than a small hatch and more affordable than a bigger SUV.

 



  • Battery size: 50kWh
  • Electric cost/month: £36
  • Battery warranty: 8 years/100,000 miles
  • Emissions: 0g/km
  • Range: 206 miles

Ginny Says

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8/10

“I really like the e2008. It bridges the between a small hatchback and a big SUV, making it a practical family electric car. It may not have the longest range, but it's pretty efficient for this type of car too.”

Nicki Says

8/10

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“I really like the way modern Peugeots look, inside and out. It's distinctive and stylish although I really like the look of the e-2008's sister car the Vauxhall Mokka too. Both have a decent range and performance while the 100kW charging means longer journeys needn't be a chore.”

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Peugeot E2008 electric car exterior rear driving


We are big fans of the Peugeot e208 hatchback, so what happens when you add another zero to the mix? Does it add up to something better?  

The extra zero in its name means it’s a chunkily-styled crossover-cum-small-SUV sister to the 208 supermini and uses the familiar motor and battery which is used in everything from the Vauxhall Corsa to a big Citroen van.




Just like with the 208, Peugeot has been clever with the car’s design meaning it can come as a petrol, a diesel and as this pure electric version called the e-2008. Because the e-2008 has been designed from the outset to be an electric car, there are no compromises when it comes to space inside and when it comes to driving – it’s way more fun to drive than a small SUV has a right to be.

Its nearest rivals are the Kia Soul EV and e-Niro, Hyundai’s Kona Electric and the MG ZS EV, but it’s only really the Soul that gets close in terms of style. The e-2008’s exterior has a really sharp look – particularly the GT and GT Premium models with their sporty styling and claw-like LED day-running lights – but the highlight is the interior. Not only does the dashboard look great, but it’s really nicely put together with high quality materials. There’s a great selection of standard equipment such as LED headlights, a double level boot floor and a seven-inch touchscreen with smartphone compatibility, but mid-range Allure Premium models really take things to the next level with a digital display for the dials with a cool 3D effect.

Just like the e-208, the e-2008 is powered by a 50kWh battery with 100kW charging capability, which means a range of between 191 and 206 miles (depending on specification - the bigger tyres on the posher models create more drag and hurt the range) and a zero-to-80% charge taking 30 minutes. The electric motor packs 134bhp which is pretty respectable for small SUV; on paper Peugeot claims nine seconds for 0-62mph but the e-2008 feels quicker than that, and the combination of firm (but not uncomfortable) suspension and Peugeot’s trademark small steering wheel gives a fun factor that’s lacking in most of the e-2008’s rivals.

In fact, the Peugeot is a very compelling small electric SUV. Sure, there are rivals that are cheaper and come with longer warranties, but few look or drive as well as the e-2008. It's biggest problem will be the new Vauxhall Mokka, which use the same hardware and looks just as good.     


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