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Peugeot E-2008 review: range, battery & charging

The Peugeot E-2008 doesn't offer the longest range in the class, but it's competitive and has 100kW rapid-charging capability

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

Fuel Type:
Electric

Range

Battery size

Wallbox charge time

Rapid charge time

250 miles

54kWh

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

27mins (10-80%, 100kW)

The Peugeot E-2008 has a decent driving range, but falls short of what alternatives like the Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona Electric can manage. Charging speeds of up to 100kW also mean it can take advantage of the more powerful chargers that have become common across the UK.

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Peugeot offers an app that allows you to control and check the state of charging, as well as pre-set the cabin temperature so the car has warmed up or cooled down in advance of departure. There are few things more smug-inducing than stepping into a car that has de-iced itself and warmed up while your neighbour gets the ice-scraper out.

Peugeot E-2008 range

For 2023, Peugeot upgraded the E-2008’s battery from a 50kWh unit to a larger 54kWh pack. While this may seem like a marginal increase, the added size of the new battery, alongside several efficiency enhancements, mean the Peugeot E-2008 is now capable of up to 250 miles on a charge – up from a maximum of 214 miles.

While real-world testing of the old car only returned a range of around 180 miles, we’re pleased to report that the facelifted E-2008 displayed a range of 240 miles with a full charge – pretty close to Peugeot’s official number. All models now come with an energy-efficient heat pump which should help the car hold onto its charge a bit better in the colder months when the heating system has to work its hardest.

Charge time

The E-2008 will charge fully from a 7kW home wallbox in around seven-and-a-half hours. If you need a quick top-up to keep going on the motorway, it can add 100 miles of range in 20 minutes, or get from 10-80% in half an hour courtesy of the E-2008’s 100kW charging capacity.

A Type 2 charging cable is provided with the E-2008, allowing you to plug into most AC charging stations, but you pay extra for a three-pin cable to plug into a standard domestic socket, which will take over 22 hours to deliver a full charge.

The Peugeot’s rapid charging is done using the standard CCS socket on the car’s flank, where you’d expect the fuel filler to be on a conventional car. You don’t need to worry about a cable for rapid charging, as any DC charger (that is, every charger of 50kW or higher) has the cable tethered to the charging station itself.

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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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