Peugeot e-2008 (2020) Guide

Peugeot e-2008 (2020) Guide

Peugeot’s e-2008 is essentially a higher riding, chunky and spacious e-208. The underpinnings are all the same as the e-208; however, this small SUV has a shorter range due to its bulkier presence and doesn’t quite outshine rivals in its camp like its hatchback brother. Nevertheless, if you’re more concerned with styling than range for money, the e-2008 makes for a highly attractive family car package.

Electric Range

193 Miles

Avg Cost per Charge

£7.00

Battery Size

50 kWh

3.7Kw Charge

14 Hours

Connector Type

Type 2

Rapid Charge

Yes CCS max 100kW

OLEV Approved

Yes

Vehicle Type

Battery Electric

Charging a Peugeot e-2008

The e-2008 comes with a battery size of 50kWh and has an official WLTP range of 193 miles.

Charging times will, of course, vary based on the power of the charger; a 7kW home charger, for example, will take around 7.5 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, providing an approximate range per hour of 26 miles*. The total cost of home charging from empty to full, based on an electricity tariff of 14p/kWh, will be £7.

The e-2008 comes with a CCS connector option, enabling you to make use of the rapid charging network that is expanding across the UK. When plugged into a 100kW charging station, the e-2008 will charge from 0-80% in just 30 minutes. Considering you will rarely charge from 0% this is awe-inspiring charging time.

Note: The e-2008 has a max DC rate of 100kW, making it an ideal car for a future where access to rapid chargers will only grow. You also have to option to upgrade to an 11kW 3-Phase onboard charger; this means if you’re lucky enough to have a 3-Phase supply at home or work, you can knock 2 hours off your charging time.

Charging Times**:

  • 2.1kW (3-pin plug) = 25h for 0-100%
  • 7.4kW = 7h for 0-100%
  • 11kW (3-Phase) = 5h for 0-100%
  • 50kW = 50m for 0-80%

*Based on WLTP range

**Charging times are estimates and will vary depending on factors such as the charger in use and temperature of the battery.

Benefits of owning a Peugeot e-2008

Classified as a BEV, the e-2008 produces zero emissions which results in several benefits. Road tax, Ultra Low Emission Zones and London Congestion Charge all come in at an attractive £0. In addition to regular and yearly savings, the Peugeot e-2008 qualifies for the OLEV Plug-in car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants.

As you cruise around in one of the best-looking small SUV’s on the market, you can be sure you’ll be saving the planet in style.

What are people saying about the Peugeot e-2008?

The e-2008 boasts all the same attractive features as its smaller sibling, the e-208. For example, the funky three claw and side fang LED’s are present, as is the sleek, fresh interior set-up that showcases its 3Di cockpit screen and handy tech accessories such as wireless phone charging. As a small SUV though, the e-2008 is bolder, broader and more robust looking, with curves and indents to resemble a rock-like look; presumably playing on its SUV off-road concept, despite being a front wheel, on-road drive.

Quiet, comfortable and relaxing, the e-2008 provides an enjoyable driving experience, while its roomy interior makes it great for families. In particular, the backseat arrangement is one of the most impressive for its class and with a generous boot space of 434 litres, it has all the requirements of a family-friendly SUV crossover.

Where the e-2008 falls short is its range capabilities. Although fitted with the same battery cooling technology and rapid charging as the e-208, this model is competing in a category that’s home to some of the most technologically advanced EV models around. With less than a 200-mile range, the e-2008 doesn’t quite stack up against Kia’s e-Niro and Hyundai’s KONA. However, its lower price tag (the e-2008’s highest GT trim level is around the same price as KONA’s entry-level) makes this range compromise a little easier to live with.

If you rarely drive more than 150 miles a day (many of us don’t) and you’re looking for a bold, quirky, electric family SUV, at a reasonable price, the e-2008 could be just what you’re looking for. What it lacks in single charge range it more than makes up for in character and a techy interior.