Peugeot e-2008 running costs & insurance
The Peugeot e-2008 is more expensive than its petrol counterpart, but it’s competitively priced compared to rivals and should be cheap to run
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|31-34||3yrs / 60,000 miles||2yrs / 16,000 miles||From £66 / £133|
While more than £30,000 may sound like a lot for a compact SUV – you can thank the recently-reduced plug-in car grant for that – there's no avoiding the fact the Peugeot e-2008 is an impressively practical electric car with a generous equipment list. The updated MG ZS EV matches the Peugeot for quality, however, and beats it for range. It's usefully cheaper, too.
Charging the e-2008 will cost roughly £6.50 on the average domestic electricity tariff, although using off-peak tariffs (you can set the car to charge at certain hours to make this easy) could more than halve that cost. Translating that to real-world range, it’s feasible a comparable petrol model could cost three times as much on fuel alone. UK company-car drivers benefit from a 1% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax on electric cars, so even a 40% taxpayer pay will only be paying £133 per year in BiK to run one.
Peugeot e-2008 insurance group
The e-2008 falls into insurance groups 31 to 34, depending on the exact spec chosen; this slightly undercuts its premium DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE sibling, which sits in groups 35-38.
Peugeot offers a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which is industry standard but still disappointing next to the much longer warranties offered by rivals like Renault, Kia and Hyundai. The Peugeot’s battery is warrantied for eight years and 100,000 miles, however, and will be refurbished for free if it drops below 70% of its as-new performance during that time.
With long service intervals of two years or 16,000 miles, Peugeot estimates servicing costs will be 30% cheaper for the electric 2008 than for its petrol and diesel-engined counterparts. Each service tends to cost around £200, and there are fixed-price packages available.
In This Review
- 1VerdictPractical, well equipped and decent value for money, the Peugeot e-2008 isn’t the best car in its class, but it’s likeable and more than fit for purpose
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Peugeot e-2008 doesn't offer the longest range in the class, but it's competitive and has 100kW rapid-charging capability
- 3Running costs - currently readingThe Peugeot e-2008 is more expensive than its petrol counterpart, but it’s competitively priced compared to rivals and should be cheap to run
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe e-2008 is fit for purpose; the smooth electric drive makes it effortless to drive
- 5Interior & comfortThe e-2008 boasts an attractive dashboard design, quality materials and lots of equipment, but the touchscreen software feels clunky
- 6Practicality & boot spaceA good-sized boot and plenty of passenger space make the Peugeot e-2008 a decent family car
- 7Reliability & safetyDon't be alarmed by the four-star Euro NCAP rating: crash tests are becoming ever-harder to ace and the Peugeot e-2008 is still a very safe car