Peugeot e-208 range, battery & charging
The electric Peugeot 208's range of 225 miles will be more than enough for most, and 100kW rapid charging is great for the small-car class
|Range||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|225 miles||7hrs 15mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||27mins (10-80%, 100kW)|
The Peugeot e-208 has an official range of 225 miles – boosted from 217 by a series of mechanical tweaks in late 2021 – and our time with the car suggested a real-world capability of 200 miles in the summer. We’d expect that to drop to more like 150 on long motorway journeys or in winter. There's standard rapid-charging capability, although it’s a shame there’s no cable storage and you have to pay extra for a three-pin cable.
Peugeot e-208 range
The Peugeot’s 225-mile official range falls short of the 245 miles offered by the Renault ZOE, but should still be more than enough for most people looking to buy an electric car. Our time with the car suggested a 200-mile range is more than achievable in summer, while around 150 miles seems likely in winter.
The Peugeot’s 50kWh battery will charge fully in around seven hours from a 7kW 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.
You can upgrade to an 11kW on-board charger. This doesn’t affect the speed of charging from a normal 7kW charging point, but it does mean the e-208 will charge up faster if you have access to an 11kW charger – these require three-phase electrics that are typically only installed on industrial sites or campsites.
Rapid charging happens through the CCS port, using which the e-208 will top up at 100kW, which translates to 100 miles of range in around 20 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). It’ll take over 21 hours for a full charge this way.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe electric Peugeot 208 is a smart, grown-up package that's fun to drive and has both a useful range and decent rapid-charging capability
- 2Range, battery & charging - currently readingThe electric Peugeot 208's range of 225 miles will be more than enough for most, and 100kW rapid charging is great for the small-car class
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe electric Peugeot 208 is one of the most affordable electric cars to buy and run on the market
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe electric Peugeot 208 is nippy enough and has deft handling that lives up to its sporty looks
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortA striking dashboard design and textural finish give the electric Peugeot 208 the edge for perceived interior quality and design appeal
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe electric Peugeot 208 has space for four adults, but the boot is small and there’s no dedicated cable storage
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe electric Peugeot 208 has good safety equipment, although others fare better in crash tests and there’s no space-saver spare wheel