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Peugeot e-208

(2019 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

74
%
A

Used car score:

74
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

74
%
B

Safety Rating:

66
%
C

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

82
%
A

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

74
%
A

Used car score:

74
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

74
%
B

Safety Rating:

66
%
C

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

82
%
A

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.

A facelifted version of the Peugeot 208 range, including the e-208, is due to arrive in the UK before the end of 2023.

As of February 2024, the Peugeot e-208 holds a New Car Expert Rating of A, with a score of 74%. It has very low running costs and produces zero tailpipe emissions, but its safety score isn’t as good as some other small cars. As yet, we don’t have any reliability score, so check back soon.

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 £31,745 on-road

Launched: Winter 2019
Last updated: Winter 2021/22
Next update due: Winter 2023/24


Media reviews


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Top Gear

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What Car?

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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


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of February 2024, the Peugeot e-208 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 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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No reliability rating

As of February 2024, 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 exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the e-208, 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 models224 milesB217 – 232 milesB – B
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models3.9 m/KWhC3.9 – 4.3 m/KWhB – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models27B26 – 28B – B
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£100A
Year 2£269A
Year 3£411A
Year 4£577A
Year 5£797A
Overall£2,154A

Running costs for the Peugeot e-208 are a bit of a mixed bag, according to whole-life cost data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our technical partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Electrical efficiency (the equivalent of miles per gallon for a petrol or diesel car) is average, which means that overall driving range (model range average of 224 miles) isn’t as good as it could be.

The good news is that servicing costs are excellent, while good insurance ratings should mean competitive premiums.

Awards


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

2023

  • EcoCar Electrified Top 50 – Best Electric Small Car

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 Electric | 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 Electric. The Mini Electric and Renault Zoe are a similar size to the e-208, while the Honda e, Fiat 500, Smart EQ Forfour and SEAT Mii/Skoda Citigo/Volkswagen Up trio are smaller cars.


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