Peugeot iOn range, battery & charging

Officially, the Peugeot iOn can do 93 miles on a single charge, but owners say you can expect little more than 65 in normal use

It isn’t just the iOn itself that’s small – its range is, too. More modern electric cars can positively dwarf its 93-mile range. At least the charge time is pretty much par for the course. Using a standard domestic socket, it’ll take about eight hours to fully charge an iOn. But if you use a fast charger, you get it up to 80% charge in just 30 minutes.

Peugeot iOn range

According to official claims, the iOn has a range of 93 miles. However, reports from owners online suggest that, in everyday use, with the stereo and air-conditioning on, they’re getting somewhere around 65 miles. Even the official figure is very much at the lower end of what electric cars can achieve. The Renault ZOE and Nissan Leaf are admittedly larger cars, but they're claimed to have ranges of well over 200 miles, while the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, BMW i3 and Kia Soul will do between 150 and 200 miles.

Charge time

The iOn comes as standard with just one charging cable, which can be used with a domestic three-pin plug socket. Using this, you can fully charge the car from flat in about eight hours. In other words, most people could charge the car overnight, while it was parked, and come out the next morning to enough charge for their regular commute. If that’s not quick enough or you need a top-up during the day, you can also charge the iOn at a fast charger. That'll give you 80% charge in just 30 minutes, but you need to buy the appropriate cable as an extra.

Battery warranty

Like all Peugeot cars, the iOn is covered by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty from new. However, this little electric car also has some additional cover: the drivetrain comes with a five-year/40,000-mile warranty, while the traction battery is covered for eight years/60,000 miles.