What Car? says...
Designing an electric car presents designers with a quandary. Do they go traditional or try for a more avant-garde look? In the case of the Peugeot e-2008 you’d be hard-pressed to tell it apart from a petrol 2008 because they look just the same.
In other words, Peugeot has taken a different tack to many electric SUV rivals, which look as cutting edge as a 3D-printed space station.
The Peugeot e-2008 is only available with one battery size and one electric motor set-up. It’s decently nimble and efficient, so that lack of choice isn’t a problem. There are three trim levels to choose from: Active Premium, Allure Premium and GT. We think the mid-ranking Allure Premium, which comes with larger alloy wheels and reversing cameras, is the best balance of kit and price. Read more here
Although the Peugeot e-2008 is advertised as having a 50kWh battery, its usable capacity is 45kWh, and that gives an official range of 214 miles. Our real-world testing suggests that it’s likely to manage closer to 150 miles on a full charge in everyday use, but it will depend on the sort of journeys you do, your driving style and other factors. Read more here
The Peugeot e-2008 was too new to be ranked in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Peugeot’s overall score in the brand league was below average. The car maker came a disappointing joint 22nd (with Mercedes and Vauxhall) out of the 30 car makers included. All e-2008s come with a three-year warranty plus battery cover that lasts eight years or 100,000 miles. Read more here
Allure Premium is the mid-price trim, and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, an electric parking brake, window tints and extra USB ports, as well as some upgrades to the bumpers and roof rails to give it a more upmarket look. GT is more expensive, and adds ambient lighting, heated front seats, a bigger infotainment screen, front parking sensors and other kit. Read more here
The Peugeot e-2008 scored a full five-star rating in its official Euro NCAP safety assessment, although the testers raised some concerns about chest injuries for a child in a side impact. If safety is a priority, take a look at the Mazda MX-30, which did very well in safety tests. The e-2008’s standard equipment includes automatic emergency braking (AEB) with lane assist. Read more here
The Peugeot e-2008’s boot is the same size as a non-electric 2008’s boot – 434 litres – so it can swallow five carry-on suitcases or a reasonably-sized buggy. That’s up there with the most practical electric SUV rivals (the Kia Niro EV and Volkswagen ID 3, for example). There’s room to store charging cables under the e-2008’s boot floor, which is also height adjustable. Read more here
|RRP price range||£24,295 - £40,210|
|Number of trims (see all)||3|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||48.5 - 53.2|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£72 / £1,846|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£143 / £3,691|