Peugeot has announced that an all-electric range of models has now joined its 308 line-up, which already includes petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid variants.
The new Peugeot e-308 inherits the exterior styling of its combustion-powered 308 counterpart, but is instead powered by a new electric powertrain that pairs a 54kWh battery with 156hp motor to produce a promised all-electric battery range of 257 miles from full charge.
The electric hatchback versions are now available to order in the UK – the ‘SW’ estate variants will join the range later in 2023. An 11 kW charger is provided with the e-308 as standard, and the manufacturer adds that 100kW rapid charging is also available, which can reportedly charge the battery from 20% to 80% in 25 minutes.
While the standard petrol-powered 308 is available with five trim choices, the new e-308 is only offered with the mid-range ‘Allure’ and ‘GT’ trim grades. That said, ‘First Edition’ e-308 models are also included at launch – this being a limited-volume special model available for a higher fee.
Starting with the ‘Allure’ trim, this lead-in grade includes redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels that Peugeot says “improves aerodynamic efficiency”, a chrome finish for the front grille, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. A reversing camera also comes as standard, as does a ten-inch infotainment touchscreen that comes with a dedicated display mode for monitoring all aspects of the electric powertrain.
‘GT’ models introduce more advanced Matrix LED headlights and LED taillights, a ‘GT’ specific grille pattern, wider side sills, Alcantara leather seats and an aluminium trim on the dashboard and door panels. An eight-colour ambient lighting system is also included with this grade, as are front parking sensors.
Limited-run ‘First Edition’ models come with all of the tech previously mentioned, but with a unique interior finish that combines cloth, leather effect and Alcantara materials, and front headrests are embossed with the Peugeot logo.
Awarded the accolade of ‘Women’s World Car of the Year’ in 2022, the Peugeot 308 hatchback and estate model have both received a warm reception from the UK motoring media. The range currently holds an Expert Rating of 70%.