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Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Electric motors, home charging 22.7 - 24.7 mpp
Electric motors, public charging 11.3 - 12.3 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Electric motors 3.4 - 3.7 miles/kWh
  • Zero-emissions from EV powertrain
  • 193-mile WLTP range
  • Similar long-term costs as petrol 2008

While the e-2008 costs more to buy outright than a petrol 2008 (after the plug-in car grant), Peugeot claims that when you factor in the long-term costs of it being cheaper to recharge than refuel, along with various other benefits, an e-2008 should cost around the same to run as a petrol 2008 over a longer period of time.

With a 193-mile range, the e-2008 won’t travel as far between charges as a Kia e-Niro or Hyundai Kona Electric, but we think it’s enough to suit most drivers’ needs day to day.

Charging time varies depending on the cable and charger you’re using. From a domestic socket, charging should take around 16 hours, while charging via a 7.4kW or 11kW fast charger will take around eight and five hours respectively. Finally, using a rapid charger, you can recharge the e-2008 to 80% in around 30 minutes.

Peugeot offers a range of mobile apps to use alongside your e-2008 that focus on being able to charge your car as easily as possible across Europe, installing the most suitable charging equipment at your home, and helping to use your electric vehicle most effectively.

Also, you’ll be able to set when you want to start charging the car if you’ve left it plugged in (for example when rates are cheaper overnight), and set the car’s temperature ahead of a journey so you can get in the car toasty and warm on a cold morning. This can only be done if the car is plugged in.

Is it reliable?

  • Improved reputation for reliability recently
  • But EV tech is fairly new to Peugeot
  • Feels a well-built product

The EV powertrain underpinning the e-2008 (and similar e-208) is fairly new, and also fairly unproven. But with fewer working parts than a regular petrol or diesel engine, there’s at least less to go wrong.

Time will tell how it fares, but Peugeot provides a certificate guaranteeing the car’s battery capacity to help with resale values further down the line, lasting for eight years and 100,000 miles.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0
Insurance group 25 - 26
How much is it to insure?
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