Zapmap verdict: ”A stylish and refined crossover, the Peugeot e-2008 is one of the best in its class, combining a decent range with practicality and dynamism.”
- ● OTR: £30,730
- ● Category: Crossover
- ● Tax: £0 VED – 1% BIK
- ● Cost to charge: £8.00
- ● Emissions: 0 g/km CO2
- ● Cost per mile of range: £149
Peugeot e-2008: Range & charging
Peugeot – and parent group Stellantis – has set about electrifying its range with gusto. The e-2008 joins the likes of the e-208 in offering a pure-electric option as an easy choice alongside more conventional, best-selling models. With a range of more than 200 miles on a charge, and ultra-rapid charging speeds, the Peugeot e-2008 has plenty going for it.
There is one core configuration available:
- ● Peugeot e-2008 – 100 kW – 50 kWh – 206 miles
Peugeot’s official WLTP range for the e-2008 is as good as 206 miles on a charge; more than enough for most drivers’ weekly needs, let alone daily trips. There’s one battery option, so no options in terms of powertrain, but different specifications don’t vary the headline figure much.
In real-world driving, I struggled to match the official figure, which is something of a theme for Peugeot and Stellantis group EVs. The 50 kW battery / 100 kW motor drivetrain features across a number of models now, and only careful driving or town-focused work gets drivers close to the 200 mile mark. More normal and/or faster driving will see a low average of around 140-150 miles on a charge, with more urban work seeing that rise to 170 miles or so.
There’s a simple D/B setting for brake energy recuperation, with D offering slight regen when lifting off, and B giving stronger braking presence. It could be stronger still, with most rivals offering ‘one-pedal driving’ or at least close to that level of regen strength. However, the system is easy to get used to, and simpler for those that just want to drive, rather than work to get maximum efficiency.
Although the range available from the Peugeot e-2008 isn’t class leading, charging is. Capable of recharging at up to 100 kW on DC units, and AC at 7.2 kW, the Peugeot e-2008 is fairly quick to top up. The CCS inlet that deals with both of these charging types is located on the rear 3/4 panel where a fuel filler flap would traditionally be found. Charging at 100 kW DC to 80% is possible in around half an hour, and a full AC charge will take about eight hours.
The Peugeot e-2008 on the road
Peugeot’s performance system is linked closely to its driving modes. Normally an Eco setting would just limit throttle response etc, but not here. In electric models, Eco limits power output to 60 kW, Normal puts out 80 kW, and Sport offers the full 100 kW available. Unless struggling for range, it’s simplest to ignore Eco and leave it in Normal, which has enough oomph for most situations, flicking up to Sport when you need a burst of pace.
What’s the Peugeot e-2008 like to drive?
The e-2008 is a fine crossover to drive, providing a blend of comfort and performance that allows drivers to make the most of many situations. It’s not a premium model, but balances requirements nicely, working well in town, on twisty roads, or on the motorway. The battery drops the centre of gravity improving agility, and the compact dimensions mean the e-2008 is excellent in tight city streets.
Peugeot e-2008: Comfort & Practicality
Interior space isn’t huge, but then the e-2008 is a compact crossover, not a full-fat SUV. As such, expect a supermini’s level of cabin room, and you’ll be bob on. A couple of adults will fit in the rear, but not thank you for long trips. However, a couple of child seats fit in fine, and the Peugeot will deal with life as a daily runner comfortably.
Design and functionality
The e-2008 is one of the best looking cars in its class in my opinion, with plenty to the design to keep the eye interested, and very little to put buyers off. The interior is excellent too, though the i-Cockpit design divides opinion here. The small steering wheel and instruments placed above it might be strange for some – I think it’s a great set-up. Switchgear looks and feels very good for its class, with only rear-visibility the main downside.
Peugeot e-2008: Tech & Specifications
One powertrain set-up keeps things simple in which model to pick, and there are five trim levels to move between depending on budget. Included as standard are:
- Air conditioning
- 16-inch alloys
- LED headlights
- Automatic wipers and lights
- 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
- Drive mode select
- Rear parking sensors
There are plenty of crossovers available in what’s become a crowded market, but the Peugeot 2008 line-up is a good one. Pick the electric e-2008 model and buyers will be getting one of the best cars in its class. Only the driving range can’t compete with rivals, but it remains useful for the majority of buyers. One of those models that suits being electric a lot more than having a petrol engine.
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All information above correct at time of publication. Official economy figures, pricing, and tax rates supplied by the manufacturer. Cost to charge based on 0-100% charge at home on a tariff of 16 p/kWh.