Peugeot e-208 review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Introduction

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Introduction

What Car? says...

Thinking about going electric but don't want to shout it from the rooftops? The Peugeot e-208 could be the car for you.

That's because, unlike many of its rivals, including the BMW i3, Honda E and Renault Zoe, this isn't a bespoke electric car that's designed to stand out from 'normal' petrol and diesel cars – it's just a Peugeot 208 with a big battery and an electric motor instead of an engine with cylinders and pistons.

The only real visual difference compared with petrol and diesel versions of the 208 is the discreet 'e' badging on the rear haunches of the car. And when you sit behind the wheel, you'll also notice a few electric-specific details on the driver display.

The e-208 is even offered with the same trim levels as the regular 208 – Active, Active Premium, Allure, Allure Premium, GT and GT Premium – as its fossil-fuelled sibling.

As its first mass-produced electric vehicle (EV), the Peugeot e-208 represents a big move for the French brand, and one that seems well-timed. However, the e-208 needs to have an impressive real-world range, as well as competing with rivals such as the Fiat 500, Zoe, Mini Electric and Vauxhall Corsa-e in other respects.

In our in-depth review, we'll be finding out how the Peugeot e-208 compares with its key electric rivals, so click through to the next page and start reading. And whichever new car you end up deciding to buy, try our New Car Buying service – you could save hundreds on an e-208, with no haggling and all from the comfort of home.

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