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Peugeot e-2008 Review

  • Good to drive

  • Characterful design

  • More space and more practical than the Peugeot e-208

  • One of the more affordable electric SUVs

Peugeot e-2008

Peugeot e-2008 Design & Powertrain

The Peugeot e-2008 is more spacious (with a 311-litre boot), and higher, than the Peugeot e-208, but we’re not sure it really fits the description of an ‘sports utility vehicle’ - it’s more like a spacious small family car.

The exterior styling of the Peugeot e-2008 has lots of character, and the interior features a futuristic 3D ‘i-Cockpit’ dashboard.

The e-2008 has a 50 kWh battery and a 136bhp/100kW electric motor, and despite the SUV label, it’s front-wheel drive rather than four-wheel drive - so it’s not designed for driving up mountains.

What's the Peugeot e-2008 like to drive?

The Peugeot e-2008 is good to drive; as it’s based on the Peugeot e-208, it shares the same fun personality, just with a slightly higher driving position.

One reason for the fun driving experience is the small steering wheel, which gives the feeling of driving a go-kart (sorry MINI, we know that’s your PR sound bite).

The e-2008 also shows that you can have an enjoyable driving experience without huge amounts of power. The electric motor only produces 136bhp, and the 0-62 mph time of 9.0 seconds is hardly hot hatch territory, but the instant responses of the electric motor, especially when combined with the sharper throttle response in Sport mode, deliver more than enough progress to bring a smile to your face (there are also Eco and Normal drive modes).

Although the e-2008 is front-wheel drive, because the torque isn’t huge (221 Nm), there are fewer issues with wheelspin than in some front-wheel drive EVs with greater amounts of torque.

It also feels more agile than many EVs – and that’s because, at 1,548kg, it’s lighter than many rivals. This is the benefit of the smaller battery. Ride quality is good on most roads, but models with large alloy wheels have a firmer ride and can transfer the impact from some larger bumps and potholes into the passenger compartment.

The dashboard features the futuristic ‘i-Cockpit’ which displays information in a ‘3D’ effect (you look over the steering wheel rather than through it to view the display). Like the majority of the latest EVs, most controls are on a central touchscreen, including for heating and ventilation, although there is a row of physical shortcut buttons under the screen. One bit of good news is that you can switch off the lane departure warning system with one button.

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Peugeot e-2008 charging

Charging the Peugeot e-2008

The Peugeot e-2008 has an official combined WLTP driving range of up to 214 miles. In real-world driving you’re likely to get around 180 miles. This is a lower range than some other rivals.

The e-208 can rapid charge at up to 100 kW. It can be charged from 15-80% in 30 minutes at a 100kW rapid charger (or 45 minutes at a 50kW rapid charger).

A 22kW public charger will take 5 hours for a 15-80% charge. A 7kW home charger will take 7 hours 30 minutes to give a 0-100% charge.

Conclusion

The Peugeot e-2008 looks good, it has a futuristic interior, it’s fun to drive, and it’s more spacious and practical than the Peugeot e-208. It also sits towards the affordable end of SUV EV models.

One reason for the driving experience being more agile than many other EVs is that the e-2008 is lighter, because of the 50 kWh battery. The downside to the smaller, lighter battery is that you’re only likely to get around 180 miles of range in real-world driving – although this may be perfectly fine for many people.

Choose your e-2008

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Peugeot e-2008 100kW Active Premium 50kWh 5dr Auto

  • £3,856 Initial rental (inc. VAT)
  • 48 Month term
  • 5000 Annual mileage
  • Subject to status and conditions + arrangement fee
£428 Personal contract hire per month (inc. VAT)
  • £3,213 Initial rental (ex. VAT)
  • 48 Month term
  • 5000 Annual mileage
  • Subject to status and conditions + arrangement fee
£357 Business contract hire per month (ex. VAT)
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Peugeot e-2008 100kW Allure Premium 50kWh 5dr Auto

  • £3,942 Initial rental (inc. VAT)
  • 48 Month term
  • 5000 Annual mileage
  • Subject to status and conditions + arrangement fee
£438 Personal contract hire per month (inc. VAT)
  • £3,285 Initial rental (ex. VAT)
  • 48 Month term
  • 5000 Annual mileage
  • Subject to status and conditions + arrangement fee
£365 Business contract hire per month (ex. VAT)
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Peugeot e-2008 100kW GT 50kWh 5dr Auto

  • £3,456 Initial rental (inc. VAT)
  • 48 Month term
  • 5000 Annual mileage
  • Subject to status and conditions + arrangement fee
£384 Personal contract hire per month (inc. VAT)
  • £2,880 Initial rental (ex. VAT)
  • 48 Month term
  • 5000 Annual mileage
  • Subject to status and conditions + arrangement fee
£320 Business contract hire per month (ex. VAT)
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Peugeot e-2008 100kW GT Premium 50kWh 5dr Auto

  • £3,402 Initial rental (inc. VAT)
  • 48 Month term
  • 5000 Annual mileage
  • Subject to status and conditions + arrangement fee
£378 Personal contract hire per month (inc. VAT)
  • £2,835 Initial rental (ex. VAT)
  • 48 Month term
  • 5000 Annual mileage
  • Subject to status and conditions + arrangement fee
£315 Business contract hire per month (ex. VAT)

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