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Peugeot e-208

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Peugeot e-208

(2019 - present)

    Summary


    The Peugeot e-208 is a fully-electric version of the regular Peugeot 208 supermini hatchback. It was launched alongside the petrol and diesel versions in late 2019, with the first cars hitting UK roads in early 2020.

    The 208 family shares most of its components with the Vauxhall Corsa, so the e-208 runs the same electric motor and battery as the Corsa-e.

    The Peugeot e-208 has received very positive reviews from most of the UK motoring media. It has also won several awards – mostly shared with its combustion-engined siblings – including the prestigious European Car of the Year award in 2020. As with the regular 208, there has been considerable praise for its design and interior quality.

    As of July 2022, the Peugeot e-208 is one of the highest-rating small electric cars according to our unique Expert Rating index. The e-208’s current Expert Rating of 76% is some five points higher than the regular Peugeot 208 and 12 points better than than the mechanically identical Vauxhall Corsa-e.

    e-208 highlights

    • High-tech interior
    • Spacious and comfortable
    • Low running costs
    • Stylish exterior design

    e-208 lowlights

    • Fiddly infotainment
    • Rather cramped in the rear
    • Renault Zoe can travel further
    • No storage for charging cable

    Key specifications


    Body style: Small five-door hatch
    Engines: electric, battery-powered
    Price: From £30,195 on-road

    Launched: Winter 2019
    Last updated: Winter 2021/22
    Replacement due: TBA


    Media reviews


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 4 stars
    Date tested: November 2019
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 91%
    Child protection: 86%
    Vulnerable road users: 56%
    Safety assist: 71%

    No safety rating

    The Peugeot e-208 shares its safety rating with the petrol-powered Peugeot 208, which was tested in late 2019.
    (This is not always the case with electric versions of petrol cars, as there are often significant differences that affect the test results).

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    The Peugeot e-208 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic before resuming later in the year.

    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 e-208 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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    As of July 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Peugeot e-208 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-208, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Peugeot e-208 has received

    2022

    • EV Fleet World Awards – Best EV Supermini

    2021

    2020

    • European Car of the Year
    • Autocar ‘Britain’s Best Cars’ Awards – Best Electric Car
    • What Car? Electric Car Awards – Best Electric Small Car
    • Red Dot Awards – Product Design
    • Company Car and Van Awards – Best Small EV

    2019

    • carwow Awards – Little Legend Award

    Similar cars


    If you’re looking at the Peugeot e-208, you might also be interested in these alternatives

    BMW i3 | Fiat 500 Electric | Honda e | Kia Soul EV | Mini Electric | Renault Zoe | SEAT Mii Electric | Smart EQ Forfour | Toyota Yaris Hybrid | Vauxhall Corsa-e | Volkswagen e-Up

    The Peugeot e-208 shares its electric motor and battery pack, as well as most of its other key components, with the Vauxhall Corsa-e. The Mini Electric and Renault Zoe are a similar size to the Corsa-e, while the Honda e, Fiat 500, Smart EQ Forfour and SEAT Mii/Skoda Citigo/Volkswagen Up trio are smaller cars.

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    Peugeot e-208The Peugeot e-208 has received very positive UK media reviews and has won several awards - including European Car of the Year in 2020.