Peugeot e-2008 running costs
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||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|31-34||3yrs / 60,000 miles||2yrs / 16,000 miles||£0|
While almost £30,000 may sound like a lot for a compact SUV, the Peugeot e-2008 is well priced for a practical, fully electric family car with a generous equipment list. Even if you go for one of the mid-range Allure or GT Line trims that we’d recommend, it’s still very competitive. The MG ZS EV is usefully cheaper, though, even if it can't match the Peugeot’s range and general sense of quality.
Finance costs for the Peugeot are competitive, so even with a very low deposit of around £2,000, you’ll see monthly payments of £463 for a high-spec GT-Line model – or much less if you opt for an entry-level Active or Allure. What’s more, with a vehicle to part-exchange or a bigger deposit, you’ll see an even lower monthly payment – added to the fact that Peugeot is currently offering all models with a six-month subscription to the Polar public charging network, as well as a free home wallbox.
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.
In the 2020/2021 financial year, UK company-car drivers benefit from zero Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax on electric cars. And even in 2021/22, a 40% taxpayer pay will only be paying £135 per year in BiK to run one, so there are serious savings to be made here.
Peugeot e-2008 insurance group
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.
As with any pure-electric car costing under £40,000, 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 December 2025.
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