Used test: Mini Electric vs Peugeot e-208 vs Renault Zoe verdict

At three years old, these small electric cars will save you around £9000 off their respective new cars prices. To find out which is best, we've pitted them against each other...

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Our verdict

The Mini Electric may be classy, quick and fun to drive, but a poor range and lack of practicality holds it back. Its limited ability is made particularly evident in the face of the more capable Peugeot e-208 and Renault Zoe, hence it comes third in this test. 

For a more comfortable and roomier car, look to the Zoe. Its superior range also gives it a clear advantage, as well as its lower used prices. Regardless, its zero-star safety rating can't be ignored, so it falls short of first place. This leaves the e-208, a car that feels much more upmarket than the Zoe. We suspect the e-208’s decent range will be plenty for most people, too, and its faster charging rate means less time waiting while you top up the battery. It takes the win here. 

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1st – Peugeot e-208


For Cushioning ride; quiet cruising manners; appealing interior; fastest charging
Against Sluggish infotainment; small rear doors; visibility could be better


What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – Renault Zoe


For Best range; most affordable; big boot; best for rear seat space
Against Concerning safety rating; tightest front head room; wind noise at speed; slowest; plenty of lean in bends

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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3rd – Mini Electric


For Strongest performance; best for interior quality; spacious up front; best infotainment
Against Poor range; firm ride; small boot; three-door only; limited wet-weather grip

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Mini Electric Level 2

Engine Electric motor
Power 181bhp
Torque 199lb ft
0-60mph 7.2sec
Top speed 93mph
Official range 145 miles
CO2 emissions 0g/km

Specifications: Peugeot e-208 Allure

Engine Electric motor
Power 134bhp
Torque 192lb ft
0-60mph 8.5sec
Top speed 93mph
Official range 217 miles
CO2 emissions 0g/km

Specifications: Renault Zoe R135 GT Line

Engine Electric motor
Power 133bhp
Torque 181lb ft
0-60mph 9.2sec
Top speed 87mph
Official range 238 miles
CO2 emissions 0g/km