In-depth reviews

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

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£28,955 - £33,405
Fuel Type:
Electric
RangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
225 miles7hrs 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 run a small electric car. Based on our time with the electric supermini a range of around 200 miles is certainly achievable in summer, while closer to 150 miles would be more likely in the colder months.

In 2023 the e-208 will receive a round of updates, including a new, slightly larger 51kWh battery and tweaks to reduce energy consumption that Peugeot says will boost the car’s range up to 248 miles (400km). That’s not only on par with the aforementioned ZOE, it’s the same range you’ll get from the larger e-308 electric hatchback and estate when both launch in 2023 as well.

Charge time

The 50kWh battery currently in the e-208 needs a little over seven hours to fully charge 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.

Upgrading to the 11kW on-board charger doesn’t affect the speed of charging from a normal 7kW charging point, but it does mean the e-208 will charge up a little quicker if you have access to a suitably fast charger at work or home.

The e-208's maximum charging speed is 100kW, which means you can add 100 miles of range in around 20 minutes or a 10-80% top-up in just 27 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 a 24 hours for a full charge this way.

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