Peugeot 208 Electric Test (2022): Best

The Peugeot e-208 benefits from several developments that improve its autonomy and holds a strong position among electric city cars. The cost of its fast charging on the track remains sky-high.

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Peugeot e-208 makes a big breakthrough in the electric car market. In 2022, it is undergoing some changes.

Adrian Cortesi


PEUGEOT 208 e-208 136h GT

  • – Engine : Electric
  • – Powerful: 136 HP
  • – Launch : March 2022
  • – From 37 550 euros
  • Bonus €6000.

The Peugeot e-208, which regularly sits on the podium of the best-selling electric vehicles in Europe alongside the Tesla Model 3 and the electric Fiat 500, has undergone several changes since early 2022 to continue its breakthrough.

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The price of e-208 is high. To get around this hurdle, Peugeot offers rental formulas that sometimes involve important commercial gestures.

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A series of changes concerns, in particular, the gear ratio of the gearbox, which allows the electric motor with a power of 136 hp. operate in a more favorable range, and set the humidity sensor to control the heating and cooling of the air conditioner more efficiently.

Peugeot e-208 price

The price of electric vehicles is high, and the price of the e-208 in 2022 is no exception to the rule, ranging from €33,950 to €38,550. The cost of our test model in GT trim is 37,550 euros. All of this is very expensive for a city car whose versatility is limited by its electric technology. But the pain is softened by an environmental bonus of €6,000 until June 30 (€5,000 from day one).uh July) and numerous commercial discounts provided by Peugeot to increase sales of the e-208 (current offer: from 208 euros per month for the basic version). The low cost of charging at home is an advantage, but as we shall see, the high cost of charging at fast terminals must also be taken into account.

Autonomy and recharging e-208

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The E-208 is equipped with a 7.4 kW AC charger and a 100 kW DC charger.

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Our first e-208 autonomy test left us with less efficient consumption figures than its direct competitors. So we’re back on our test track with this new version, even if our test model isn’t the best fit for the exercise with its GT habit shod in 17-inch tires and not equipped with the new, more favorable rolling resistance tires. .

In mild weather (no wind and temperature 25°C) electric 208 showed improved fuel consumption and range compared to our last test. The evolution on the motorway is insignificant (23.3 kWh/100 km and 198 km of autonomy vs. 24.2 and 191 km before), but much more significant on the road (14.9 kWh and 311 km vs. 18.2 and 255 km before). It’s better than the Renault Zoe R135 and close to the Kia eNiro, which is often the benchmark in terms of fuel economy.

Motorway route departure Arrival
Battery level 85% thirty %
Mileage traveled 109km
Estimated consumption* 23.3 kWh/100 km
Estimated range* 198km

* Values ​​calculated from the percentage of the battery used (here 55%) and its usable capacity (46.2 kWh).

road course departure Arrival
Battery level 80% 35%
Mileage traveled 140km
Estimated consumption* 14.9 kWh/100 km
Estimated range* 311km

* Values ​​are calculated from the percentage of the used battery (here 45%) and its usable capacity (46.2 kWh).

On the suburban route, it will be possible to approach the mixed autonomy of the WLTP (352 km) and spend almost a week charging for daily trips. When it comes to charging, the e-208’s electrical architecture offers nothing exceptional with its 7.4 kW alternating current (AC) charger and 100 kW direct current (DC) charging power. by using Combo CCS connector.

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Peugeot 208 Electric Test (2022): Best

The electric 208 does not hold the maximum charging power like most electric cars. This is to the detriment of the time spent in the terminal.

Since this last value is quite low, we had to wait 22 minutes to charge the battery from 30 to 80%, with the charging power dropping quickly after 60% (see above graph of our charge on the Ionity terminal). This fee, which allowed us to restore 25.2 kWh (i.e. just over 100 km of autonomy on the motorway), cost us 20.02 euros. Therefore, the price of fast charging is indicatedorbit relative to the restored autonomy. Luckily, Ionity has decided to move away from time-based pricing; a practice that penalizes small cars with low charging power like the 208. And you’ll have to subscribe to take advantage of the more competitive price.

Driving e-208

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With several software updates and the installation of a humidity sensor for more efficient air conditioning control, the total range of the WLTP has increased by 12 km.

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No changes in dynamics for the e-208. She still doesn’t need it. The Frenchman is one of the most enjoyable electric city cars to drive. It’s nimble, its steering is precise, and it provides good comfort. Its electric motor provides trouble-free acceleration and great agility, but it is in sport mode that it excels (136 hp and 260 Nm). The normal mode, which is used by every start and with which we made our trips, can be limited to 100 hp, this is already quite enough. The silence of the operation completes this rather flattering, but not cloudless, picture due to braking, which suffers from backlash when pressing the pedal, to the detriment of feel and dosage.

On board

Competition

The electric city car sector is still very narrow. budgetary The Dacia Spring is a big hit due to its bargain price, but its performance, enjoyment and autonomy are nowhere near those of the e-208. The Honda e is just as expensive as the French one but with even lower autonomy, while the Mini e plays divas in terms of prices. The competition is tougher with the Renault Zoe R135, whose economy remains relevant. But its design is outdated and the driving position on board is less pleasant. It is with the electric Fiat 500 that the match is closer because the Italian offers slightly more aggressive prices (all things considered), seductive capital intact and the right versatility thanks to its 42 kWh battery.

Peugeot e-208 test results

It’s not nirvana yet, but the e-208 has progress that should be highlighted. The transition to an electric car is the sum of several hurdles to overcome, and the French are doing their part for those who feel ready and have a home charging solution (essential equipment to avoid the tiring race to public terminals). On the other hand, we will advise those who hesitate to wait until 2023, as the car will present slightly more significant advances in its engine and battery, and the network of fast terminals will be (slightly) more extensive.

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All e-208s feature black wheel arches. Here is the GT finish.

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Technical passport Peugeot e-208
Dimensions and weight
Length 4.06 m
Width without mirrors 1.77 m
Height 1.43 m
Wheelbase 2.54 m
Trunk volume 311 l
Tires on the test model 205/45 R17
Weight without load 1530 kg
Power and performance
engine’s type electric
Powerful 136 HP
Pair 260 Nm
Transmission to the front wheels
Transmission nope
from 0 to 100 km/h 8.3 s
Max Speed 150 km/h

Battery, autonomy and consumption

Battery type lithium ion
Total usable battery capacity 50 – 46.2 kWh
AC-DC charger power 7.4 – 100 kW
Mixed Consumption WLTP 15.9 kWh/100 km
Mixed autonomy WLTP 352 km
Autonomy on the road (L’argus test) 311km
Motorway range (L’argus test) 198km
Charging time from 10 to 80%
8 Household socket 18:00
AC terminal 11 kW 8 a.m
DC terminal > 100 kW 30 minutes
Bonuses and guarantees
Bonus 2022 (until June 30) 6000 euro
fiscal power 4 HP
Vehicle warranty 2 years – unlimited mileage
Battery Warranty 8 years – 160,000 km
Country of Origin Slovakia

Peugeot e-208 prices and specifications

(Prices without €6,000 bonus valid until 30 June)

Automatic air conditioner. Digital phone. Hands free start

High console with integrated armrest. Electric parking brake

Radio with 7 inch touch screen. Mirror screen function

Automatic inclusion of a passing beam of headlights. Heated exterior mirrors with

electrical adjustment and manual folding. Integrated halogen daytime running lights

projector. Electric and sequential front windows. Extensive traffic sign recognition and speed recommendations

16″ sheet metal wheels. Gloss black wheel arch

7.4 kW on-board charger. Charging cable mode 2

  • Active package: €34,450

Recoil radar. 16″ alloy wheels. Electric rear windows

Exterior mirrors electrically adjustable and heated folding.

LED spotlights. 16″ alloy wheels

LED rear lights. Auto-dimming interior mirror

Tri-material fabric/Tep Cozy upholstery

Black grained lower and glossy black upper rear bumper.

Hands free start

Peugeot i-Cockpit 3D with 3D digital head-up display

Rear View Camera

Exterior Roadtrip monogram on side panel

Connected 3D navigation with voice recognition, touchscreen

10″ HD capacitive

Aluminum connecting rod. Fabric upholstery in three materials

Thresholds of forward doors from stainless steel. Security Plus package

Front parking assistance

Premium grille with top grille and Dark logo

Chromed and glossy black top bezel

Automatic high/low beam switching

8-color decorative lighting

Gloss black upper and lower rear bumper skirt

Blind Spot Monitoring System

Compact grained leather steering wheel with green lacing, chrome lion and GT badging

17″ alloy wheels with satin finish storm gray inserts

Hands free access and start

Alcantara/TEP upholstery, seams

Medium Blue and Green Adamite

Adaptive cruise control with 30 km/h function.

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