Peugeot e-208 running costs
The electric Peugeot 208 is one of the most affordable electric cars to buy and run on sale today
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|26-28||3yrs/60,000 miles||2yrs / 16,000 miles||From £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.
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.
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.
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 rapid-charging capability
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe electric Peugeot 208's range of 217 miles will be more than enough for most, and 100kW rapid charging is the best in the small-car class
- 3Running costs - currently readingThe electric Peugeot 208 is one of the most affordable electric cars to buy and run on sale today
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe electric Peugeot 208 is nippy enough and has deft handling that lives up to its sporty looks
- 5Interior & comfortA striking dashboard design and textural finish give the electric Peugeot 208 the edge for perceived interior quality and design appeal
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe electric Peugeot 208 has room enough for four average-sized adults, but there’s no cable storage or under-bonnet storage
- 7Reliability & safetyThe electric Peugeot 208 has good safety equipment, although others fare better in crash tests and there’s no space-saver spare wheel