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Peugeot e-208 review: running costs & insurance

The electric Peugeot 208 isn’t as cheap as it once was, but it should still be significantly cheaper to run that its petrol or diesel-powered counterparts

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

£31,345 - £34,955
Fuel Type:
Insurance groupWarrantyService intervalAnnual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
26-283yrs/60,000 miles2yrs/16,000 milesFrom £125/£250

Like the majority of electric cars, the Peugeot e-208’s starting price has been slowly creeping up since it launched. However, it’s still among the cheapest EVs on sale in the UK, well priced compared to its closest rivals and will cost less to run than petrol or diesel-powered version. 

Peugeot e-208 insurance group

The Peugeot’s insurance groups range from 26 for the entry-level car to 28 for the top-of-the-range model, which is quite a bit more than the Renault ZOE's group 20 rating or Ora Funky Cat which lands in group 21. 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 or 100,000 miles; it'll 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 the 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 zero-rated for road tax (VED) and gets free access to the London Congestion Charge zone. However, both exemptions will come to an end in 2025.

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