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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

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Running costs rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£32,460 - £37,910
Fuel Type:
Electric
Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
31-343yrs / 60,000 miles2yrs / 16,000 milesFrom £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.

Warranty

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.

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), or road tax as it’s less formally known. It also gets free entry into the London Congestion Charge zone until 2025.

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