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PEUGEOT E-208 ELECTRIC HATCHBACK

100kW GT 50kWh 5dr Auto

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Jonathan Crouch is charmed by the all-electric version of Peugeot's 208 supermini.

Background

In the future, all small cars will need to be developed on platforms that can support full-electric as well as conventional thermic propulsion. Surprisingly, few currently are but the Peugeot 208 is an exception. The brand wants you to pick a powertrain for this model (petrol, diesel or electric) in the same way you'd select a trim option - and it's the battery-powered variant, the e-208, that we look at here. It shares all the same engineering we've already also seen in the Stellantis Group's two other small car battery-powered products, the Vauxhall Corsa-e and the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE, a pair of designs that share this Peugeot's sophisticated CMP ('Common Modular Platform'). And those same underpinnings allow for a new generation of 'big car'-style camera safety systems. It all sounds promising: let's take a look.

Driving Experience

Here, as with this model's cousin the Vauxhall Corsa-e, a 50kWh lithium-ion battery is mated to a 100kW electric motor putting out 136bhp and working through the usual single-speed auto transmission you get with EVs. Like all electric vehicles, this one develops all of its torque at once (there's 260Nm of it) and this car simply hurls itself away from rest (it takes just a couple of seconds to crest the 30mph mark and 62mph is reached in only 8.1s), disguising the fact that (also like all EVs) this Zero Emissions variant has a bit of a weight problem - that drivetrain adds over 300kgs of bulk. That other small battery-powered little hatches manage this issue a little better is evidenced by the fact that the e-208's WLTP-rated 225 mile driving range is easily improved upon by the latest versions of the Renault ZOE and the BMW i3. Still, all of this does represent a brave new world for forward-thinking supermini buyers looking to make the (still rather expensive) switch into all-electric motoring; it seems like only yesterday, after all, that a fully-charged small EV could only manage around half the kind of range you get from this one. Of course, you certainly won't achieve anything like that kind of operating capability if you get anywhere near this EV's quoted 93mph top speed. Or if you habitually drive your e-208 in the 'Sport' setting that'll be necessary to release to full 136bhp power output just mentioned. The quoted range figure will only be distantly possible if you instead engage a somewhat restrictive 'Eco' mode that drops power output right down to 83bhp. That's the setting you'll use in an e-208 around town, an environment in which it makes a strange polyphonic sound at low speeds to warn unwary pedestrians of its impending approach. Above 18mph, all you can hear is a bit of tyre roar from the eco-moulded Michelin rubber.

Design and Build

The all-electric e-208 is distinguished from what Peugeot calls 'thermic'-powered models by the adoption of body colouring for the front grille and a more unusual 'Dichroic' finish for the lion badge that appears to change colour, depending on your viewing angle. Most versions of this model will be ordered in either 'GT' or top 'GT Premium'-spec, these two top variants recognisable by 'diamond black' roof colouring and glossy black wheel arch flares, which streamline the body, making the wheel diameter of the 17-inch wheel rims appear larger. On these plusher versions, those rims are adorned with screw-in customisable inserts which improve the aerodynamics and apparently reduce kerb weight by 3.6kgs. Inside across the range, there's the usual 208 'i-Cockpit' driving position format, where you view the instrument binnacle over the upper rim of a tiny steering wheel rather than conventionally through the wheel spokes. Plus, as with other versions of this model, the concept's been further developed with the addition of a clever 3D instrument binnacle display. What else? Well rear passenger space is slightly compromised by the need to place the powertrain's battery pack beneath that back seat. But there's no compromise in boot space, which is 311-litres in size just like any other 208.

Market and Model

Peugeot obviously thinks it's going to sell quite a few e-208s (the prediction is 20% of total model mix) because this powertrain is available with every trim level and the top 'GT' spec option is exclusive to it. Even in base 'Active Premium' form though, an e-208 will set you back around £30,000. In the mid range, there are 'Allure Premium' and 'GT' models. A top 'GT Premium' variant will cost you around £34,500. Al variants get the '3D i-Cockpit configurable 3D head-up instrument panel. Plus you'll get an electrochrome rear view mirror and automatic climate control functionality for the air conditioning. Quite a few prospective e-208 buyers will be tempted by the sportier look of 'GT' or 'GT Premium' trim, which offers 17-inch two-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels, plus 'diamond black' roof finishing. There's also gloss black wheel arch extensions, gloss black 'diffuser effect' trim for the lower part of the rear bumper, 'Nera Black' door mirror caps and dark chrome and chequered trim for the front grille, which has gloss black edging. Top 'GT Premium' trim has a cabin embellished with part-alcantara upholstery and both GT version get as standard the brand's bigger 10-inch centre-dash touchscreen, a display that comes complete with the excellent 'Connected 3D Navigation' package.

Cost of Ownership

Peugeot's aim was for this EV to have a total ownership cost roughly equivalent to what you pay to buy and run an automatic version of the petrol model: well it's some way off that right at present. Its drivetrain claims to be state-of-the-art for a small car, though its WLTP-certified range of 225 miles is bettered in the class by the BMW i3 and the Renault ZOE. It's worth pointing out though, that both these rivals cost significantly more and that a more closely-priced Zero Emission rival, the MINI Electric can offer a WLTP range of only 144 miles. Bear in mind that as with all Evs, the quoted range figure will drop considerably in winter weather or over long motorway journeys - in the case of the e-208 to around 150 miles. If you're an e-208 owner, you'll need to know that getting anywhere near the quoted range figure will necessitate staying in the powertrain's provided 'Eco' mode - activating its 'Sport' mode setting will reduce your range by around 10%. What about charging your e-208? With a wallbox in place in your garage, a full charge from empty will take seven and-a-half hours. With a public 50kW Rapid Charger, the replenishment time to charge from 15 to 80% is 45 minutes. If you're fortunate enough to find a 100kW Rapid Charger, that falls to 30 minutes. At the other extreme, if you happen to be somewhere you can only charge from a domestic supply using an ordinary 3-pin plug (and the optional 3-pin plug lead that costs extra with this car), the charging replenishment time would be a yawning 20 hours. As an e-208 buyer, your dealer will also give you the option to pay a subscription for a so-called 'Mobility Pass'. That'll enable you to borrow a conventional petrol or diesel-powered car from the brand for those times when you might need to undertake a longer or more complex journey - holiday times for instance.

Summary

So how successful has Peugeot been with this e-208 in terms of what it describes as "unboring the future"? Well, we think you'll be impressed. Other sector competitors can go further on a single charge, but we think that this model's operating range will (unlike that of segment rivals like the Honda e and the MINI Electric) be quite sufficient for the average family's needs. There may be a few supermini buyers who don't like the cabin layout, want something better suited to cornering their door handles or who might prefer a premium brand - but we're guessing they'll be in the minority. Most will recognise that in this e-208, Peugeot has delivered an EV supermini you could really bond with. Glug, glug, glug, plug: bring it on.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Emissions
Emissions0.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed93mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 10" Capacitive colour touchscreen with connected 3D navigation
  • 2 front USB socket with USB-C
  • Active blind spot monitoring system
  • Bluetooth telephone facility
  • Driver attention warning
  • Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with compact steering wheel
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 3D headup instrument panel
  • Push button start
  • Smart phone docking station
  • Smartphone charging plate
  • Speed limit recognition and recommendation
  • Visio Park 1 with 180 degree Colour reversing camera

Entertainment

  • 2x USB sockets in rear
  • 6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features

Exterior Features

  • 2 X Rear number plate lights
  • Automatic lights
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Body coloured exterior door handles
  • Dark tinted Rear side and tailgate windows
  • Diamond black rear spoiler
  • Diamond Black roof
  • Dichroic badging in front lion with e monogram on C pillar and tailgate
  • Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
  • Electric rear windows with one touch/anti-pinch
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and power folding door mirrors
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
  • Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
  • Full LED headlights with smartbeam assist
  • Gloss black finish on B pillar
  • Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
  • Gloss black wheel arch extensions
  • Gloss black window surround
  • GT Line model designation badging on tailgate
  • Headlights left on audible warning
  • LED daytime running lights with 3 claw headlight with distinctive tooth design
  • LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
  • Model designation badges front and rear
  • Nera black door mirror shells
  • Radiator grille - body colour chequered and gloss black edge trim
  • Rear bumper with gloss black finish
  • Rear full LED 3D peugeot signature claw effect lights with daylight function
  • Rear lower bumper diffuser effect trim in gloss black
  • Rear reversing lights
  • Rear windscreen wiper triggered automatically in reverse gear
  • Stainless steel door sill scuff plates
  • Tailgate with heated rear windscreen and wiper blade

Interior Features

  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
  • 12V socket
  • 8 Colour personalisable ambient lighting
  • Aluminium pedals and foot rest
  • Automatic gear lever in full grain leather and satin chrome
  • Driver and front passenger seat manual adjustment in longitudinal and back rest angle
  • Driver and front passenger seat mechanical height adjustment
  • Driver and front passenger sport seats
  • Dual zone electronic climate control
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Front and rear carpet mats in black with specific detailing
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front heated seats x 2
  • Front LED interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
  • High centre console with 2 cup holders
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting points on passenger seat
  • Lime green contrast stitching to armrest, front centre console, door panels and dashboard facia
  • Map pockets on the backs of the front seats
  • Mistral full grain perforated leather steering wheel with aikinite stitch detail and satin chrome 'GT' emblem
  • Mode 3 type 2 cable for wallbox charging
  • Piano keys gloss black plated toggle switches to access main functions of the vehicle
  • Piano keys gloss black plated toggle switches to access touchscreen functions
  • Pre heating function
  • Roof lining - Mistral black
  • Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
  • Tri material alcantara/cloth upholstery

Packs

  • Drive assist pack plus - 208

Safety

  • 2x 2nd row ISOFIX child seat mountings
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • 3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
  • Active safety brake with night fuction/cyclists/pedestrians
  • Child locking functionality on rear doors
  • Driver and passenger airbags with Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Electric parking brake
  • ESP with Hill Assist
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Front three point retractable seatbelts with force limiters
  • Tyre pressure sensor

Security

  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
  • Deadlock
  • Electronic code immobiliser
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm

Trim

  • Carbon effect Dashboard, front and rear door panel finish

Wheels

  • 17" Shaw diamond cut two tone alloy wheels
  • Tyre puncture repair kit

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty
    70
  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    50
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    1440
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    7
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    450
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    30
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Charging Port Location
    Left Side Rear
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km
    15.9
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH
    17.6
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL
    15.9
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH
    3.5
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL
    3.9
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEH
    493
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEL
    510
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    349
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH
    313
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL
    349
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEH
    306
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEL
    317
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    217
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH
    194
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL
    217

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    64
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
  • Badge Power
    136
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    100kW 50 kWh
  • Coin Series
    GT
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    28E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    91
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    86
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    4
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    56
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    71
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    16000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    2
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    136
  • Engine Power - KW
    100
  • Engine Power - RPM
    Not Available
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    221
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    30.6
  • Engine Torque - NM
    300
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3674
  • Top Speed
    93

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    N/A

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    SHAW
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1430
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4055
  • Wheelbase
    2540
  • Width
    1745
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1960

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1910
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1106
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    311
  • Max. Loading Weight
    455
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1455
  • No. of Seats
    5
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