The interior layout, fit and finish
The Peugeot e-Expert’s interior is almost identical to the standard diesel-powered Expert’s, and that’s no bad thing. If you look closely at the instrument cluster, you’ll notice that the usual rev counter is replaced by a power meter.
The meter shows when you are charging the batteries (when lifting off, braking or in B mode) and how much energy you are using while accelerating. You'll also spot a battery charge level indicator in place of a fuel gauge. Range-topping Asphalt models have a head-up display that puts key information, including your speed and the speed limit, in your line of sight on the windscreen.
With thin windscreen pillars and a bluff nose, checking that the road is clear at a junction is a doddle, but maneuvering into tight gaps can be a little tricky because the door mirrors are surprisingly small.
Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of standard-fit rear parking sensors on mid-level Professional trim, with range-topping Asphalt trim adding front parking sensors, a rear-view camera and a parking assistance feature. Professional trim also gets automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, which should help increase visibility in poor conditions, while Asphalt gets a wide range of safety features, which we’ll discuss later.
Entry-level S trim models get DAB radio and Bluetooth, but that’s pretty much your lot when it comes to infotainment. Stepping up to Professional, meanwhile, nets you a 7.0in colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring, with a built-in sat-nav system reserved for Professional models. The system itself is a little laggy at times, but at least there are shortcut buttons for most functions on either side of the screen, and you can also control some functions using buttons and dials on the steering wheel.