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Peugeot E-208: range, battery & charging

A bigger battery means the Peugeot E-208 can now go further than before; cheaper rivals from China have even longer legs, though

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£31,600 - £36,250
Fuel Type:
Electric
ModelRangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
50kWh225 miles7hrs 30 mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)25 mins (20-80%, 100kW)
51kWh248 miles7hrs 30 mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)25 mins (20-80%, 100kW)

The Peugeot E-208 is available with two battery sizes, the larger of the pair being first introduced in the larger Jeep Avenger SUV and now rolling out across the Stellantis group brands. Either should give drivers a range of over 200 miles in real-world driving, though cheaper rivals like the MG4 EV Long Range can go significantly further on a charge. Still, 100kW DC rapid charging should make the occasional longer journey a breeze.

Peugeot E-208 range

The smaller of the two battery packs offered in the Peugeot E-208 provides a range of up to 228 miles – more than what’s possible in an Ora Funky Cat or Fiat 500e. Based on our time with the electric supermini, a real-world range of around 200 miles is certainly achievable in summer, while closer to 150 miles would be more likely in the colder months.

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Step up to the larger 51kWh battery pack and claimed range increases to a maximum of 248 miles. This still isn’t enough to match the likes of an MG4 EV Long Range, let alone the new 330-mile Extended Range model. 

Charge time

You’ll need around seven and a half hours to fully charge the E-208 from a 7.4kW home wallbox, which we’d certainly recommend you have installed if possible. You can also set timed charging using the touchscreen or a phone app, and plugging-in is easy; the port is on the rear flank, where you’d expect the fuel filler to be.

The E-208's maximum charging speed is 100kW, which means you can add 100 miles of range in around 20 minutes or a 20-80% top-up in just 25 minutes. If you think you might want to charge at a three-pin domestic plug occasionally, you’ll have to pay a little extra to get the necessary cable (which is a shame, as most electric cars get this as standard) and it'll take 24 hours for a full charge this way.

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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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