PEUGEOT is supplying 25 e-2008s to Furniture Village, Britain’s largest independent furniture retailer, which is adopting a fully electric fleet. The vehicles will be used by a mix of field managers and store managers as they travel between Furniture Village’s various UK locations, as well as used to visit customer homes.
Chosen because of its size and electric range, the PEUGEOT e-2008 also benefits from a raised seating position, while Furniture Village also selected the e-2008 for its comprehensive specification and competitive finance offers. The EV is powered by a 50kWh battery connected to a 136hp electric motor, allowing it to travel up to 214 miles on a single charge (WLTP). With zero tailpipe emissions, the e-2008 enjoys a 2% Benefit-in-Kind rate for the year 2022-23, making it ideal for fleets and business users.
“The PEUGEOT e-2008 is the ideal car for us as we make the important decision to adopt a fully electric fleet – one of the steps we’re taking as a business to become more environmentally friendly,” said Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director, Furniture Village.
“With its range of over 200 miles and rapid charging capability, the e-2008 is well-suited to the needs of our employees as they travel to and from our 54 stores and 12 fulfilment centres nationwide and customers’ homes.”
Moreover, Furniture Village is currently installing EV charge points at all of its stores and fulfilment centres across the UK. The PEUGEOT e-2008 offers a range of charging options, including 100kW rapid charging capability, allowing a 0-80% charge to be completed in just 30 minutes.
“We’re thrilled that Furniture Village has chosen the e-2008 as the car with which to move to a fully electric fleet – it’s great to see companies like this leading the way in the transition to electrification,” said Julie David, Managing Director, PEUGEOT, UK.
“The e-2008 is a fantastic choice for both first-time electric users and those familiar with the technology, combining an alluring design with an impressive range and ease of use thanks to PEUGEOT’s i-Cockpit® technology.”
The e-2008 forms part of PEUGEOT’s electrification strategy, which sees the brand aiming to provide electrified variants of each model in its range by 2024.