Peugeot has announced the on-the-road price and specifications of the e-208 which is due to go on sale in early 2020. It will start at £25,050 in Active trim, and top out at £29,650 in GT form after the £3500 government grant has been applied.
We've already taken a look at the Peugeot e-208 after it was revealed back in June, but it's worth recapping some of the key stats that are common to all models, regardless of trim level.
Power is delivered by a 134bhp, 192lb-ft motor which draws its energy from a 50kWh battery. Performance isn't at all shabby with the e-208 capable of 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds in Sport mode, however drive carefully using the car's 'Eco' driving mode and 211 miles is possible. 'Normal' mode is designed for most everyday situations.
Peugeot has equipped the e-208 with an 11kW on-board charger and Mode 3 Type 2 cable. It can take power at up to 100kWh which will juice the battery from 20 per cent to 80 per cent in 30 minutes. At 7kWh the e-208 will charge in 7.5 hours. Peugeot will set you up with a wall box for domestic charging.
In terms of each trim level, the cost and kit breaks down as follows.
Active – starting at £25,050: The entry level e-208 gets Peugeot's i-Cockpit, a multifunction steering wheel, configurable head-up display and a 7” HD colour touchscreen. Interior mood lighting also comes as standard, as does active safety braking with pedestrian detection, LED daytime running lights and electric heated wing mirrors. Whilst the e-208 only gets 16” steel wheels, it does get cabin pre-heating and auto air conditioning.
Allure – starting at £26,250: For an extra £1200 you get a fair wedge of extra kit on top of the Active offering. This includes leather-effect seat trim and Peugeot's 3D i-Cockpit with configurable 3D head-up instrument panel. On the outside, Allure e-208 models feature Peugeot's signature ‘Claw Effect’ full LED 3D rear-light clusters, 16” alloy wheels and a gloss black B-pillar.
GT Line – starting at £28,100: An array of drive aids-come-gadgets get added in GT Line trim. This includes front and rear parking sensors and 180˚ reversing camera, active safety brake with night function, cyclist and pedestrian detection and eight-colour ambient interior lighting. Also included are 17” wheels, full LED headlights with Peugeot Smartbeam assist, black wheel arch extensions and a diamond black roof.
GT – starting at £29,650: Yet more toys are added in the top-of-the-range GT model. For your near £30k you get fully automated parking assistance, adaptive cruise with automatic stop and go, lane positioning assist and blind spot monitoring. Inside, GT models get grey Alcantara leather trim, heated front seats, and Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit with a larger 10” colour touchscreen and connected 3D navigation.
At these prices the e-208 sits in the middle of the field for B-segment EVs. The sportier but fundamentally similar Corsa-e starts at £26,490 and the new, somewhat quirkier ZOE is likely to start at around £22,000 (though it does incur a battery rental fee).
If you want to indulge yourself in the full details, specs and options of the Peugeot e-208, head on over to Peugeot's website.
Update 21.12.21: Peugeot has introduced several updates which have improved the real-world driving range of the e-208 from 217 miles on the WLTP cycle to 225. New, lower rolling resistance tyres are equipped as standard whilst the gearbox has a new gear ratio for greater efficiency. Finally, a new heat pump with a humidity sensor located at the top of the windscreen will improve the air conditioning's efficiency, especially at lower temperatures.
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