New Peugeot e-3008 has 100 miles more range than a Tesla Model Y
Peugeot's first-ever bespoke EV comes in the form of a striking coupe-SUV with a 435-mile range
The Peugeot e-3008 has been revealed as the French maker’s first-ever bespoke EV. An electric replacement for Peugeot’s mid-size petrol-powered crossover, the e-3008 boasts a sleek coupe-SUV silhouette, an all-new version of the brand’s signature i-Cockpit interior, and, perhaps more importantly, a range of over 400 miles.
As you can see from the pictures, the new Peugeot e-3008 gets a much more angular design than its petrol-powered predecessor, with a reworked version of Peugeot’s trademark ‘lion’s claw’ headlights and taillights, as well as a tapering roofline – much like its main rivals, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe and Volkswagen ID.5.
Perhaps even more radical is the e-3008’s cabin, which features the next generation of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit dashboard, headlined by a sweeping 21-inch curved display panel – much like the iDrive setup in the new BMW iX1. This comprises two screens and once again sits above a small, squared-off steering wheel.
Like the new Peugeot e-308, the larger e-3008 SUV also gets a smaller rectangular display below the main screen, featuring several shortcut buttons. Peugeot’s images also show a ‘floating’ centre console design that bisects the entire front half of the cabin, with the gear selector now coming in the form of a toggle switch on the dashboard.
The e-3008 isn’t simply an electric version of the current Peugeot 3008 family SUV with a sloping roofline and flashier interior; as mentioned, the car is the brand’s first-ever bespoke EV, sitting on a never-before-seen platform dubbed STLA Medium that’s also set to underpin future models from other Stellantis-owned brands like Jeep and Maserati.
Buyers have a choice of three distinct powertrains; entry-level Peugeot e-3008 ‘210’ models get a 73kWh (useable) battery, alongside a 207bhp front-mounted electric motor to offer an official range of up to 327 miles.
If that car’s 5.4-second 0-62mph time isn’t fast enough, buyers can step up to the ‘320 Dual-Motor’ model. This, as its name suggests, gets an extra electric motor on the rear axle to boost power to 316bhp. Subsequently, the ‘320’ reaches 62mph in 3.9 seconds (almost as fast as an MG4 XPower) and despite the extra grunt, boasts the same range as the base model.
The crown jewel of the Peugeot e-3008 lineup is perhaps the ‘230 Long Range’ model which, thanks to a larger 90kWh (useable) battery, is capable of up to 435 miles on a charge – over 100 miles more than a Tesla Model Y Long Range. This will make it one of the longest-range electric cars you can buy. To achieve such a figure, the Long Range model gets only one electric motor, like the base model. Its heavier battery pack means its one-tenth of a second slower to 62mph than the e-3008 ‘210’
All versions of the Peugeot e-3008 come as standard with DC ultra-rapid charging at speeds of up to 160kW; Peugeot says the Long Range model can charge from 20-80% in “less than 30 minutes”, with ‘210’ and ‘Dual-Motor’ models taking slightly longer due to differing battery technology. This more advanced tech will soon come to 73kWh models, though, meaning that charging times should theoretically drop in the future.
If you’re looking to charge at home or the office, Peugeot’s newest EV can charge at AC speeds of up to 11kW as standard, and even 22kW if you tick the correct option box. The Peugeot e-3008 is also capable of Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) charging, allowing you to use the car as a power source for anything from a laptop to household appliances.
At launch, the Peugeot e-3008 will be offered in two trim levels: Allure and GT, while hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will be offered in the future too. Peugeot says the e-3008 will go on sale in February 2024 – Long Range models will follow later – and although pricing is yet to be confirmed, we suspect it’ll start from around £50,000.
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