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Peugeot E-2008 review

Good-looking, practical and well-equipped, the Peugeot E-2008 isn't the best in its class, but it's likeable and more than fit for purpose

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Fuel Type:
Electric

Pros

  • Decent real-world range
  • No practicality compromises
  • Cheaper than rivals

Cons

  • Unexciting to drive
  • Three-pin cable costs extra
  • Awkward driving position

Range 

Wallbox charge time  

Rapid charge time 

251 miles

7hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)

27mins (10-80%, 100kW) 

Peugeot E-2008 verdict

The Peugeot E-2008 is an attractive small electric SUV with a stunning interior that’s unfortunately let down by an awkward driving position – so much so we’d really recommend you try before you buy. A facelift in 2023 has brought with it several well-received improvements such as a greater electric range and a slicker infotainment system, which certainly make the E-2008 a more appealing proposition. However, it’s hard to ignore the high list price; some rivals are cheaper, more spacious, and offer a longer driving range.

Range details, specs and alternatives

The Peugeot E-2008 is the maker’s smallest electric SUV and is essentially a jacked-up version of the E-208 supermini. This means it falls into the competitive compact electric SUV segment, which is already rife with strong offerings such as the Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV.

Peugeot forms part of parent company Stellantis, which also owns the likes of Citroen, DS, Jeep and Vauxhall. All four brands also make small electric SUVs, with the E-2008 sharing its parts with – as well as competing against – the Citroen e-C4, DS 3 E-Tense, Jeep Avenger and Vauxhall Mokka Electric.

A 2023 facelift for the Peugeot E-2008 brought a tweaked exterior design as well as an upgraded powertrain – as seen in the Avenger. This comprises a 154bhp electric motor (up from 134bhp) and a battery that’s increased in size from 50kWh to 54kWh. This results in a range boost up to 251 miles on the WLTP tests (from 214 miles), which is a welcome improvement, given rivals such as the Smart #1 have, until now, offered far better range figures than the Peugeot.

As before, the Peugeot E-2008 gets 100kW rapid charging capability as standard, which is a faster maximum speed than what’s found in some small EV rivals like the aforementioned Kia and MG. Peugeot says it’s possible to top-up the E-2008 in as little as half an hour if you’re connected to a fast enough public DC charger.

Peugeot offers the facelifted E-2008 in four specifications: Active, Allure, GT and the limited-run First Edition. Even the base Active comes well equipped, with LED headlights, automatic air conditioning, a central touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and rear parking sensors. The Allure is our pick of the range with its larger touchscreen, digital dials and front parking sensors. Next up is the GT model which gets adaptive LED lights, sports seats and a reversing camera. The First Edition model is rather expensive (at over £41,000) but gets luxuries like electrically-adjustable heated Alcantara seats, built-in sat nav and 11kW on-board charger. Only 100 of these will be available, though.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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