Peugeot 208 variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £14,299. Borrowing £11,439 with a £2,860 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£205.43
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£18,737.75
Cost of credit
£4,438.75
Optional final payment
£6,017.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Peugeot e-208 buying guide

What Peugeot e-208 trim levels are there?

The Peugeot e-208 is available in the same trim levels as the regular 208, which is to say that you get a choice of Active, Allure and GT trims. Active gets bright LED headlights, automatic air conditioning, rear parking sensors, USB and USB-C sockets, a leather steering wheel and an electric parking brake.

Up next, Allure adds alloy wheels, digital dials (Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit, to give them their full name), auto wipers and wireless phone charging. Top-spec GT nets you bigger wheels and headlights with three eye-catching LED slashes, plus sports seats and lime green stitching.

Peugeot e-208 interior and technology

Besides a few EV-specific touches – like the energy flow readout on the digital dials and the charging menu on the touchscreen – the interior of the e-208 is exactly the same as the petrol and diesel 208. That means you get a high-mounted touchscreen with a row of ‘piano key’ shortcut buttons beneath, which make it a little easier to jump to sections of Peugeot’s infotainment system.

Higher-spec cars get a 10-inch screen, whereas entry-level cars have a seven-inch one. The bigger one does look more impressive, but both get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and DAB radio, so you’re not missing out on connectivity. Peugeot has offered Active Premium and Allure Premium trim levels as well as the ones mentioned above, and these also get sat nav with live traffic updates, local weather forecasts and nearby points of interest.

Peugeot e-208 dimensions

The e-208 measures a fraction over four metres long and just under two metres wide, so it should be really easy to park – especially with those standard-fit parking sensors at the back. The Peugeot is a little longer than the Mini Electric and has almost exactly the same dimensions as the Vauxhall Corsa – which isn’t surprising given the Corsa and 208 share underpinnings.

Having been designed from the outset to offer fuel-powered and electric options, the e-208 suffers no loss in practicality compared to a petrol 208. Two six-foot adults can fit one behind the other, thanks to the cut-out seatbacks that provide extra kneeroom. Headroom is fine unless you’re really tall, but three people sitting in the back seats won’t be comfortable. That’s no different to many rival superminis, however. The boot is a competitive size at 311 litres and comes with an elastic strap on one side to secure small items.

Peugeot e-208 range explained

Peugeot e-208 50kWh electric

There’s just the one powertrain option in the e-208, featuring a 100kW (136hp) electric motor and a 50kWh battery pack. The motor offers brisk acceleration at town speeds, making the e-208 perfect for nipping into small gaps, and it’s certainly quick enough to feel much more immediate than any other 208. The e-208 has enough power to cope with motorway driving although, like many EVs, you don’t get the same rapid acceleration at higher speeds as you do from a standing start.

The 50kWh battery enables a range of over 200 miles in good conditions. On longer journeys you can recharge at up to 100kW (if you find a charger powerful enough), which gives a top-up to 80% charge in half an hour. If you can charge at home, you’ll be best off getting a wallbox installed, as a full charge takes 7.5 hours – compared to 24 hours if you use a standard three-pin plug.

FAQs

According to official figures, the Peugeot e-208 manages up to 217 miles of range from a full battery. However, just like in a petrol or diesel car, the range and efficiency you actually get will depend on how and where you drive. Electric cars are also less efficient in colder weather and at motorway speeds, so you might find you have to charge more often in winter or if you do a lot of high-speed driving.

The top speed of the Peugeot e-208 is 93mph provided you’re in the Sport driving mode. So it’s more than capable of driving at motorway speeds.

If you have one or two children and don’t need to carry a lot of bulky things, then the Peugeot e-208 is just about big enough for a family. However, it won’t be suitable as the main family car if you have tall teenagers or if you need to travel with more than one pushchair or lots of suitcases. If you already have one large car for carrying bulky bits, the e-208 could be an excellent second car.

The Peugeot e-208 is fully electric and doesn’t have an engine. It features a 100kW (136hp) electric motor that’s powered by a 50kWh battery.

While it looks expensive as a brand-new car, a nearly new Peugeot e-208 is definitely worth buying. If you’re happy to live without the latest number plate and have a car with a few thousand miles under its wheels, a used e-208 can cost a similar amount to an equivalent petrol car. Provided you can charge at home, the e-208 may save you a lot of money compared to the petrol one.