Peugeot Peugeot E 208 Electric Hatchback 100kW GT 50kWh 5dr Auto

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Multi function trip computer
Front and rear parking sensors
Blind spot monitoring
Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
Smart phone docking station
Driver attention warning
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and android auto
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Bluetooth telephone facility
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
Visio Park 1 with 180 degree Colour reversing camera
Active blind spot monitoring system
Push button start
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with compact steering wheel
10" Capacitive colour touchscreen with connected 3D navigation
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 3D headup instrument panel
Passive blind spot detection
Visio park assist 180 with colour reversing camera + front and rear parking sensor
E toggle
7 kW monophase on board charger
DAB Digital radio
2x USB sockets in rear
Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features
6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
2 front USB socket with USB-C
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Electric rear windows with one touch/anti-pinch
Follow me home headlights
Gloss black finish on B pillar
Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
Tailgate with heated rear windscreen and wiper blade
Headlights left on audible warning
Nera black door mirror shells
Model designation badges front and rear
Rear lower bumper diffuser effect trim in gloss black
LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
2 X Rear number plate lights
Rear reversing lights
Dark tinted Rear side and tailgate windows
Automatic lights
Automatic windscreen wipers
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Body coloured exterior door handles
Rear windscreen wiper triggered automatically in reverse gear
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
Stainless steel door sill scuff plates
Diamond black rear spoiler
GT Line model designation badging on tailgate
Gloss black wheel arch extensions
Gloss black window surround
Dichroic badging in front lion with e monogram on C pillar and tailgate
LED daytime running lights with 3 claw headlight with distinctive tooth design
Full LED headlights with smartbeam assist
Electrically adjustable, heated and power folding door mirrors
Rear full LED 3D peugeot signature claw effect lights with daylight function
Diamond Black roof
Radiator grille - body colour chequered and gloss black edge trim
Rear bumper with gloss black finish
GT model designation badging on tailgate
Peugeot scuff plates
Roof mounted aerial with fin design
Automatic air conditioning
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Dual zone electronic climate control
12V socket
Roof lining - Mistral black
Automatic gear lever in full grain leather and satin chrome
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Aluminium pedals and foot rest
Mistral full grain perforated leather steering wheel with aikinite stitch detail and satin chrome 'GT' emblem
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
Driver and front passenger seat manual adjustment in longitudinal and back rest angle
ISOFIX child seat mounting points on passenger seat
Driver and front passenger seat mechanical height adjustment
Map pockets on the backs of the front seats
Driver and front passenger sport seats
8 Colour personalisable ambient lighting
Pre heating function
Piano keys gloss black plated toggle switches to access main functions of the vehicle
Tri material cloth/leather upholstery
Tri material alcantara/cloth upholstery
Front and rear carpet mats in black with specific detailing
Lime green contrast stitching to armrest, front centre console, door panels and dashboard facia
Front LED interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Mode 3 type 2 cable for wallbox charging
Piano keys gloss black plated toggle switches to access touchscreen functions
High centre console with 2 cup holders
E-CMP autonomy improvement - heat pump and new reducer
Tyre pressure sensor
Front and rear curtain airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbags
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ESP with Hill Assist
Front three point retractable seatbelts with force limiters
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
Front optimised safety headrests and 3 x rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
Driver and passenger airbags with Passenger airbag deactivation system
2x 2nd row ISOFIX child seat mountings
Electric parking brake
Front and rear disc brakes
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
Child locking functionality on rear doors
Active safety brake with night function/cyclists/pedestrians
Deadlock
Thatcham Category 1 alarm
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Electronic code immobiliser
Automatic door locking when moving off
Acoustic vehicle alert system (AVAS)
Thatcham cat. 1 alarm with anti lift sensor
Carbon effect Dashboard, front and rear door panel finish
Tyre puncture repair kit
17" Shaw diamond cut two tone alloy wheels
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 1960
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 455
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined 217.00
Urban 217.00
Extra Urban 194.00
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 136.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 7.84
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.10
Engine BHP 136.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1455
Engine Torque 300.00
Top Speed 93
Front Tyres 205/45 R17
Rear Tyres 205/45 R17
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1430
Length 4055
Wheel Base 2540
Width 1745
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 1910
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1455
Towing Weight Unbraked 0
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

It's getting harder and harder to resist the draw of full-electric vehicles. Most of them seem to be SUVs these days but here's a Zero Emission supermini, the Peugeot e-208. It looks snappy, does 211 miles between charges, has no practicality downsides over the combustion-engined version and comes with monthly payment finance you could justify. What's not to like?

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 PSA 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 211 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-Line' or top 'GT'-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 premium versions, those rims are adorned with screw-in customisable inserts which improve the aerodynamics and apparently reduce kerb weight by 3.6kgs. Inside, 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' form though, an e-208 will set you back around £25,500. And that's after the available £2,500 government plug-in grant towards purchase has been subtracted from the mildly alarming initial asking price. At top Gt variant will cost you around £30,000. Most e-208 models will be bought on finance, which from launch, after grant deduction, saw deals starting from around £280 a month, with £5,450 up-front. On to this car's value proposition. It's significantly more affordable than its identically-engineered Vauxhall Corsa-e equivalent, which in its least expensive form costs around £2,000 more than a base-spec 'Active'-trimmed e-208 and in its priciest guise costs around £1,000 more than a top e-208 GT. As a rival, a MINI Electric makes even less sense; that MINI's priced from around £28,000 and has a much lower operating range, a three-door-only body style and a tiny boot - plus it would probably cost around £3,000 more when equipped to a similar standard. There aren't really any other direct all-electric small hatch options. You can get battery-powered versions of the Volkswagen up! and the SEAT Mii from around £20,000, but they're both smaller city cars. A battery-powered family hatch like a Kia e-Niro would cost around £35,000 and a BMW i3 even more.

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 211 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.

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Multi function trip computer
Front and rear parking sensors
Blind spot monitoring
Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
Smart phone docking station
Driver attention warning
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and android auto
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Bluetooth telephone facility
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
Visio Park 1 with 180 degree Colour reversing camera
Active blind spot monitoring system
Push button start
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with compact steering wheel
10" Capacitive colour touchscreen with connected 3D navigation
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 3D headup instrument panel
Passive blind spot detection
Visio park assist 180 with colour reversing camera + front and rear parking sensor
E toggle
7 kW monophase on board charger
DAB Digital radio
2x USB sockets in rear
Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features
6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
2 front USB socket with USB-C
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Electric rear windows with one touch/anti-pinch
Follow me home headlights
Gloss black finish on B pillar
Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
Tailgate with heated rear windscreen and wiper blade
Headlights left on audible warning
Nera black door mirror shells
Model designation badges front and rear
Rear lower bumper diffuser effect trim in gloss black
LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
2 X Rear number plate lights
Rear reversing lights
Dark tinted Rear side and tailgate windows
Automatic lights
Automatic windscreen wipers
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Body coloured exterior door handles
Rear windscreen wiper triggered automatically in reverse gear
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
Stainless steel door sill scuff plates
Diamond black rear spoiler
GT Line model designation badging on tailgate
Gloss black wheel arch extensions
Gloss black window surround
Dichroic badging in front lion with e monogram on C pillar and tailgate
LED daytime running lights with 3 claw headlight with distinctive tooth design
Full LED headlights with smartbeam assist
Electrically adjustable, heated and power folding door mirrors
Rear full LED 3D peugeot signature claw effect lights with daylight function
Diamond Black roof
Radiator grille - body colour chequered and gloss black edge trim
Rear bumper with gloss black finish
GT model designation badging on tailgate
Peugeot scuff plates
Roof mounted aerial with fin design
Automatic air conditioning
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Dual zone electronic climate control
12V socket
Roof lining - Mistral black
Automatic gear lever in full grain leather and satin chrome
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Aluminium pedals and foot rest
Mistral full grain perforated leather steering wheel with aikinite stitch detail and satin chrome 'GT' emblem
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
Driver and front passenger seat manual adjustment in longitudinal and back rest angle
ISOFIX child seat mounting points on passenger seat
Driver and front passenger seat mechanical height adjustment
Map pockets on the backs of the front seats
Driver and front passenger sport seats
8 Colour personalisable ambient lighting
Pre heating function
Piano keys gloss black plated toggle switches to access main functions of the vehicle
Tri material cloth/leather upholstery
Tri material alcantara/cloth upholstery
Front and rear carpet mats in black with specific detailing
Lime green contrast stitching to armrest, front centre console, door panels and dashboard facia
Front LED interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Mode 3 type 2 cable for wallbox charging
Piano keys gloss black plated toggle switches to access touchscreen functions
High centre console with 2 cup holders
E-CMP autonomy improvement - heat pump and new reducer
Tyre pressure sensor
Front and rear curtain airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbags
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ESP with Hill Assist
Front three point retractable seatbelts with force limiters
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
Front optimised safety headrests and 3 x rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
Driver and passenger airbags with Passenger airbag deactivation system
2x 2nd row ISOFIX child seat mountings
Electric parking brake
Front and rear disc brakes
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
Child locking functionality on rear doors
Active safety brake with night function/cyclists/pedestrians
Deadlock
Thatcham Category 1 alarm
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Electronic code immobiliser
Automatic door locking when moving off
Acoustic vehicle alert system (AVAS)
Thatcham cat. 1 alarm with anti lift sensor
Carbon effect Dashboard, front and rear door panel finish
Tyre puncture repair kit
17" Shaw diamond cut two tone alloy wheels
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 1960
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 455
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined 217.00
Urban 217.00
Extra Urban 194.00
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 136.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 7.84
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.10
Engine BHP 136.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1455
Engine Torque 300.00
Top Speed 93
Front Tyres 205/45 R17
Rear Tyres 205/45 R17
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1430
Length 4055
Wheel Base 2540
Width 1745
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 1910
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1455
Towing Weight Unbraked 0
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

It's getting harder and harder to resist the draw of full-electric vehicles. Most of them seem to be SUVs these days but here's a Zero Emission supermini, the Peugeot e-208. It looks snappy, does 211 miles between charges, has no practicality downsides over the combustion-engined version and comes with monthly payment finance you could justify. What's not to like?

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 PSA 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 211 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-Line' or top 'GT'-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 premium versions, those rims are adorned with screw-in customisable inserts which improve the aerodynamics and apparently reduce kerb weight by 3.6kgs. Inside, 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' form though, an e-208 will set you back around £25,500. And that's after the available £2,500 government plug-in grant towards purchase has been subtracted from the mildly alarming initial asking price. At top Gt variant will cost you around £30,000. Most e-208 models will be bought on finance, which from launch, after grant deduction, saw deals starting from around £280 a month, with £5,450 up-front. On to this car's value proposition. It's significantly more affordable than its identically-engineered Vauxhall Corsa-e equivalent, which in its least expensive form costs around £2,000 more than a base-spec 'Active'-trimmed e-208 and in its priciest guise costs around £1,000 more than a top e-208 GT. As a rival, a MINI Electric makes even less sense; that MINI's priced from around £28,000 and has a much lower operating range, a three-door-only body style and a tiny boot - plus it would probably cost around £3,000 more when equipped to a similar standard. There aren't really any other direct all-electric small hatch options. You can get battery-powered versions of the Volkswagen up! and the SEAT Mii from around £20,000, but they're both smaller city cars. A battery-powered family hatch like a Kia e-Niro would cost around £35,000 and a BMW i3 even more.

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 211 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.

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  • Planned fixed cost budgeting
  • No unexpected maintenance costs
  • Protection from rising inflation costs

What’s included?

  • Mechanical and electrical repairs or replacements, including associated parts and labour due to fair wear and tear
  • Bulbs, Batteries, Exhausts, Cam belts, Wiper blades, Alternators, Starter Motors
  • MOT tests
  • Premium Branded tyre replacements including valve and balance*

*Some of our partner funders do not cover damage through punctures or vandalism/deliberate damage. Please ask if you require more details.