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Peugeot E-2008 review: 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

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs rating

4.0 out of 5

Fuel Type:
Electric

Insurance group

Warranty

Service interval

Annual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)

25-27

3yrs/60,000 miles

2yrs/16,000 miles

From £135/£269

While roughly £36,000 may sound like a lot for a compact SUV, there's no avoiding the fact the E-2008 is a deceivingly practical electric car with a generous kit list. The new Kia Niro EV is around £1,500 dearer, while the MG ZS EV and Smart #1 are not only cheaper, but offer more range, too. On a PCP or lease deal, the difference in monthly cost between the E-2008 and its main rivals isn’t likely to be huge, though.

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It’s worth remembering that charging the E-2008 at home will be much cheaper than using a public rapid charger – especially if you have an EV-specific energy tariff. Electric cars are also exempt from the London Congestion Charge as well as ULEZ, which could save city dwellers a lot of money in the long run.

Peugeot E-2008 insurance group

The E-2008 falls into insurance groups 25 to 27, depending on the exact specification chosen. This slightly undercuts its premium DS 3 E-Tense sibling, which starts in group 29.

Warranty

Peugeot offers a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which is industry standard but still disappointing next to the longer guarantees offered by rivals like Kia and Hyundai. The Peugeot’s battery is covered separately for eight years and 100,000 miles; it'll be refurbished for free if it drops below 70% of its as-new performance during that time.

Servicing

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.

Road tax

As with any pure-electric car, the E-2008 is free from vehicle excise duty (VED) – also known as ‘road tax’ – until 2025. 

Depreciation

According to the latest figures, the Peugeot E-2008 is expected to retain anything between 39% and 41% of its value over three years and 36,000 miles. While most electric cars tend to resist depreciation quite well, in this case, the petrol 2008 actually holds onto its initial asking price better than the EV, with it projected to cling onto over 53% over the same period.

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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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