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Peugeot e-2008

(2020 – present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

70
%
B

Used car score:

72
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

64
%
C

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

84
%
A

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

70
%
B

Used car score:

72
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

64
%
C

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

84
%
A

Summary


Launched in 2019 and arriving in the UK in early 2020, the Peugeot e-2008 is one of the new breed of small electric crossovers. It forms part of the overall Peugeot 2008 range, along with petrol and diesel versions.

The e-2008 takes on an ever-growing line-up of rivals, from electric pioneers such as the Nissan Leaf to the latest e-SUVs typified by the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Kia e-Niro.

Reviewers have praised the Peugeot e-2008 for its sharp exterior styling and upmarket interior, although its distinctive ‘i-cockpit’ dashboard isn’t universally admired. It also scores on space, offering the same as its traditionally-powered siblings with impact on boot space from the batteries.

However the electric drivetrain, combining a 134hp motor with a 50kWh battery, attracts more criticism. There are few complaints about the car’s smooth, hushed progress but it’s not considered particularly sprightly. And its range, around 160 miles in ‘real-world’ use, will be unlikely to divert potential Hyundai and Kia buyers, with both the Kona Electric and e-Niro going a lot further between charges.

The Peugeot does recover marks for allowing 100kW rapid recharging, which means you can charge the battery from flat to 80% capacity in around half an hour, and for its charge socket. This is at the back, where the fuel filler normally is, so you don’t have to reverse out of a parking space after using a public charger.    

A facelifted 2008 model range, including the electric e-2008, was anounced in summer 2023, with deliveries starting from the autumn.

As of February 2024, the Peugeot e-2008 has a New Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 78%. It scores highly for its low running costs and for having zero tailpipe emissions, but its media reviews have been fairly average. The e-2008 doesn’t have a safety rating and we don’t currently have any reliability data, so check back again soon.

e-2008 highlights

  • Sharp exterior and interior styling
  • Smooth and quiet in the cabin
  • Rapid charging means short top-up times
  • Batteries don’t take up boot space

e-2008 lowlights

  • Battery range can’t match class leaders
  • Distinctive dashboard design not universally popular
  • Not the sharpest small SUV to drive
  • Performance lags behind the best in class

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV
Power: electric motor, battery-powered
Price: From £36,500 on-road

Launched: Winter 2019/20
Last updated: Summer 2023
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of February 2024, the Peugeot e-2008 has not been awarded a safety rating by Euro NCAP. The conventional Peugeot 2008 range was tested in 2019, scoring four stars in standard form and five stars with the optional safety pack. The safety pack includes a more extensive autonomous emergency braking system including adaptive cruise control with stop and go function.

The safety rating for the regular 2008 does not automatically apply to the electric e-2008 as replacing the engine/gearbox/fuel tank with an electric motor and battery creates substantial differences in the overall vehicle, so it may behave significantly differently in an emergency.

If and when Euro NCAP tests the Peueot e-2008, we will update this page accordingly.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of February 2024, the Peugeot e-2008 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

The Green NCAP programme measures exhaust pollution (which is zero for an electric car) and energy efficiency. Electric cars are much more energy-efficient than combustion cars, so the Peugeot e-2008 is likely to score very highly in Green NCAP testing if and when it ever takes place. Check back again soon.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of February 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Peugeot e-2008 to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the e-2008, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models214 milesB206 – 214 milesB – B
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models3.7 m/KWhD3.7 – 3.7 m/KWhD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models25B25 – 34B – C
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£111A
Year 2£297A
Year 3£455A
Year 4£626A
Year 5£861A
Overall£2,350A

The Peugeot e-2008 is not that brilliant when it comes to electrical efficiency (the EV equivalent of miles per gallon for petrol and diesel cars), which means its overall driving range is not as good as it otherwise might be. An average battery range of 214 miles is not too bad and will be enough for most households’ day-to-day use, but not ideal for longer trips.

The news is better when it comes to insurance and servicing costs, which are good and excellent respectively.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Peugeot e-2008 has received

2023

  • EcoCar Electrified Top 50 – Best Electric Compact SUV

2020

  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Compact Electric Car

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Peugeot e-2008, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Citroën ë-C4 | DS 3 Crossback E-Tense | Hyundai Ioniq Electric | Hyundai Kona Electric | Kia e-Niro | Mazda MX-30 | MG ZS EV | Vauxhall Mokka-e | Volkswagen ID.3 | Volvo XC40 Recharge

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The Peugeot e-2008 has sharp exterior styling and an upmarket interior, although its performance and range aren't up with the best in class.Peugeot e-2008