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
|Model||Range||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|50kWh||225 miles||7hrs 30 mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||25 mins (20-80%, 100kW)|
|51kWh||248 miles||7hrs 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.
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.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Peugeot E-208 is a desirable electric supermini that drives well and offers a decent electric range, though cheaper rivals offer the same for less
- 2Range, battery & charging - currently readingA bigger battery means the Peugeot E-208 can now go further than before; cheaper rivals from China have even longer legs, though
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe Peugeot E-208 is gradually becoming rather expensive for an electric supermini, though it should be pretty cheap to run
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Peugeot E-208 is decent to drive with a punchy powertrain and quick steering
- 5Interior, dashboard & infotainmentThe Peugeot E-208’s interior is a classic example of form over function; make sure to try its peculiar driving position before you commit to buying one
- 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 Peugeot E-208 should be a painless car to own as it’s both pretty safe and reliable