Peugeot E-3008: pricing announced for France’s answer to the Tesla Model Y
Peugeot's first-ever bespoke EV comes in the form of a striking coupe-SUV with a 435-mile range
The Peugeot E-3008 is now on sale, with prices starting from just under £46,000. Essentially an electric replacement for Peugeot’s mid-size petrol-powered crossover, the E-3008 boasts a sleek coupe-SUV silhouette, an all-new version of the brand’s signature i-Cockpit interior, and, perhaps more importantly, a range of over 400 miles on top models.
Peugeot E-3008 pricing and specifications
At launch, only the entry-level ‘210’ powertrain will be offered; this is powered by a 73kWh (usable) battery pack, as well as a 207bhp front-mounted electric motor to deliver an official range of up to 326 miles.
Buyers can choose from one of two trim levels: Allure and GT. The entry-level Allure is priced from £45,850 in the UK and comes equipped as standard with LED lights, 19-inch alloys, Peugeot’s new 21-inch curved i-Cockpit display – more on that later – dual-zone climate control, a wireless smartphone charger and a reversing camera.
Stepping up to the top-spec GT costs roughly £4,000 more, though the big price hike does net you pixel-LED headlights, larger 20-inch wheels, leather and Alcantara upholstery, heated seats, extended ambient lighting and adaptive cruise control. GT cars also get some extra gloss black detailing on the exterior, while a heat pump can be added to both models for £700 extra.
If the base car’s 8.8-second 0-62mph time isn’t fast enough, buyers will eventually be able to step up to the ‘320 Dual-Motor’ model. Set to go on sale next year, this, as its name suggests, gets an extra electric motor on the rear axle to boost power to 316bhp. Subsequently, the ‘320’ reaches 62mph in 6.4 seconds and despite the extra grunt, boasts the same range as the base model.
The crown jewel of the Peugeot E-3008 lineup is perhaps the ‘230 Long Range’ model which, thanks to a larger 90kWh (usable) battery, is capable of up to 435 miles on a charge – over 100 miles more than a Tesla Model Y Long Range. This will make it one of the longest-range electric cars you can buy when it goes on sale in 2024. To achieve such a figure, the Long Range model gets only one electric motor, like the base model. Its heavier battery pack means its slightly slower to reach 62mph than the E-3008 ‘210’
All versions of the Peugeot E-3008 come as standard with DC ultra-rapid charging at speeds of up to 160kW; Peugeot says the Long Range model can charge from 20-80% in “less than 30 minutes”, with ‘210’ and ‘Dual-Motor’ models taking slightly longer due to differing battery technology. This more advanced tech will soon come to 73kWh models, though, meaning that charging times should theoretically drop in the future.
If you’re looking to charge at home or the office, Peugeot’s newest EV can charge at AC speeds of up to 11kW as standard, and even 22kW if you tick the correct option box. The Peugeot E-3008 is also capable of Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) charging, allowing you to use the car as a power source for anything from a laptop to household appliances.
Design and technology
As you can see from the pictures, the new Peugeot E-3008 gets a much more angular design than its petrol-powered predecessor, with a reworked version of Peugeot’s trademark ‘lion’s claw’ headlights and taillights, as well as a tapering roofline – much like its main rivals, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe and Volkswagen ID.5.
Perhaps even more radical is the E-3008’s cabin, which features the next generation of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit dashboard, headlined by a sweeping 21-inch curved display panel – much like the iDrive setup in the new BMW iX1. This comprises two screens and once again sits above a small, squared-off steering wheel. All cars get sat-nav, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
Like the new Peugeot E-308, the larger E-3008 SUV also gets a smaller rectangular display below the main screen, featuring several shortcut buttons. Peugeot’s images also show a ‘floating’ centre console design that bisects the entire front half of the cabin, with the gear selector now coming in the form of a toggle switch on the dashboard.
We expect first deliveries of the new Peugeot E-3008 to arrive in the new year, with buyers also having the choice of a standard plug-in hybrid 3008 with an electric range that’s likely in excess of 30 miles.
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