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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid range, MPG, CO2, battery & charging

The plug-in hybrid 3008 offers a decent fully electric range, as well as good fuel-economy and CO2 emissions numbers for the class

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Range, MPG, CO2, battery & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

ModelFuel economyCO2 emissionsElectric rangeWallbox charge time
Hybrid 225157-222mpg31-32g/km38-39 miles1hr 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)
Hybrid4 300166-235mpg30-31g/km39 miles1hr 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)

On paper, the 3008’s fuel-economy and CO2 emissions figures are highly impressive, whether you go for the two-wheel-drive 'Hybrid 225' model or the more powerful four-wheel-drive 'Hybrid4 300' variant. Curiously, the latter, more powerful car actually records slightly better numbers in official testing, although the difference is likely to be minimal to non-existent in real-world driving.

Peugeot 3008 hybrid range, MPG & CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions sit at or just above the 30g/km mark and both versions of the 3008 hybrid come close to offering a 40-mile range on electric power alone. Those numbers put the car in the 12% Benefit-in-Kind tax band until at least April 2024, so it's significantly cheaper to run as a company car than petrol or diesel-fuelled equivalents.

As a private buyer, your decision is less clear-cut. In this case, the 3008 hybrid will only be worth forking out its higher list price for if you mainly do short urban journeys, making the most of that electric range. Regular long-distance motorway runs, or indeed any extended running once the battery has been depleted, will see economy no better than the cheaper petrol and diesel-engined versions of the 3008 will achieve. The three-figure numbers above should be treated as ‘best-case scenarios’ in ideal conditions, rather than something you’re going to see on every journey.

Charge time

As we’ve just alluded to, in order to even get close to those headline fuel-economy figures, you need to charge up the 3008 regularly – most likely from a wallbox that can be installed when you buy the car. Doing so takes less than two hours, which makes it easy to fit around a busy lifestyle. Even if you stick with a three-pin socket, however, the Peugeot’s battery is small enough that topping it up fully shouldn’t take any longer than four hours. A smartphone app allows you to set charging times to take advantage of cheaper overnight electricity, while the climate control can be pre-set to reach a certain temperature before you get in the car.

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