Peugeot e-208 Review
The Peugeot e-208 has the same funky looks as its diesel- and petrol-powered cousins, but it drives almost silently and should prove cheaper to run – if you’ve somewhere to charge it, that is.
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Unlike some small electric cars, the Peugeot e-208 doesn’t look like some kind of futuristic sci-fi pod on wheels. In fact, besides a remodelled grille and a few different trims, it looks pretty much identical to the standard 208 hatchback.
That’s no bad thing, however, because the Peugeot 208 is one of the best-looking small hatchbacks you can buy. From its fang-like daytime running lights to its 205 GTi-inspired scallops behind the back doors, this e-208 model is a seriously stylish small car.
Things look just as posh when you climb inside. The Peugeot e-208 comes with the same small steering wheel and high-mounted instruments as the standard 208 (and plenty of other Peugeots for that matter) and you get an extra touchscreen infotainment system that deals with most of the car’s main functions.
The Peugeot e-208’s electric motor and decent range makes it just the thing for slinking almost silently around town.
Under the e-208’s bonnet sits a 136hp electric motor with enough poke to give the e-208 nippy performance around town while its 50kWh battery has enough juice to travel for up to 211 miles between charges.
Speaking of charges, you’ll only need 30 minutes to boost the e-208’s batteries from flat to 80% fully charged using a fast public charge point. Handy if you plan to do more than just potter around town in your e-208.
You can also get the Peugeot e-208 with a range of driver assistance systems designed to make long trips less stressful, including a clever cruise control feature that’ll accelerate, brake and steer for you on motorways.
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