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Peugeot e-208 running costs

The electric Peugeot 208 is one of the most affordable electric cars to buy and run on sale today

Peugeot e-208
Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Running costs rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£28,255 - £33,205
Fuel Type:
Electric
Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
26-283yrs/60,000 miles2yrs / 16,000 milesFrom £59/£119

The Peugeot e-208 is very well priced by electric-car standards, and is one of the cheapest pure-electric cars you can buy, undercutting both the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Renault ZOE. However, spec-for-spec comparisons make it similar on price, and finance is also likely to be comparable to these rivals.

Peugeot e-208 insurance group

The Peugeot’s insurance groups range from 26 for the entry-level car to 28 for the range-topper, which is quite a bit more than the Renault ZOE's, group 20. Unfortunately, electric cars currently tend to be a bit more expensive to insure than comparable petrol or diesel cars; do consider this if it’s going to be driven by a high-risk driver as premiums may be a little more than you expected.

Warranty

The Peugeot gets a three year/60,000 mile warranty that you can pay to extend. The battery is covered for eight years/100,000 miles, and will be replaced or refurbished if it loses more than 30% of its as-new performance within that duration.

Servicing

The Peugeot will tell you when it needs servicing with a message on the dashboard, and the interval can vary depending on your mileage and sort of driving you do. However, Peugeot offers well priced service plans that cost from £8 per month for three years servicing – and they're cheaper for the electric 208 than for the petrol or diesel versions.

Road tax

As a zero-emissions car, the e-208 is free from VED (road tax) for the time being, and also gets free access to the London Congestion Charge zone until 2025.

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