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Peugeot 2008 100kW GT 50kWh 5dr Auto

  • Automatic
  • Electric
  • 5 door suv
  • 9.1 secs 0 to 62 mph
  • 136 bhp Engine power
  • 211 mi Combined range
  • 50 kWh Battery capacity
  • 8 yrs Battery warranty

Ten Second Review

Peugeot's E-2008 delivers the full-EV formula to the smallest segment of the SUV market - and in a trendy, very lifestyle-orientated package. It looks snappy and in this revised form, thanks to a few tech updates, does up to 251 miles between charges. Plus it has no practicality downsides over the combustion-engined version and comes with monthly payment finance you could justify. In short, there's plenty to like.

Background

The E-2008 small SUV was Peugeot's second full electric model, introduced in 2020 as the brand implemented its strategy of providing an electrified derivative of every one of its cars. It's introduction was part of the company's philosophy of 'Unboring the Future' by offering customers the option of switching to a full-electric powertrain without compromising on space, technology, looks or driving sensation.  It shares all the same engineering we've already also seen in the Stellantis Group's other small battery-powered lifestyle SUVs, the DS 3 E-TENSE and the Vauxhall Mokka Electric, designs that, like this one, share this Peugeot's sophisticated CMP ('Common Modular Platform'). Plus those same underpinnings allow for a new generation of 'big car'-style camera safety systems. It all sounds promising, particularly as recently updates have marginally improved efficiency: let's take a look.

Driving Experience

The tech spec here has been subtly finessed with this updated model, with the key improvement being the installation of a completely redesigned 54kWh battery, which has boosted EV range from 214 miles up to 251 miles. There's 18% more power for the electric motor it drives too, that output now up to 156hp. The older 50kWh battery is still offered, paired as before to a 136bhp electric motor and offering a 214 mile range. Either way, the electric motor works through the usual single-speed auto transmission you get with EVs. As usual with a battery-powered model, all of the available torque is pretty much developed at once (there's 260Nm of it) and this car simply hurls itself away from rest (it takes just a couple of seconds to crest the 30mph mark and 62mph is reached in only 9.1s), disguising the fact that (also like all EVs) this Zero Emissions variant has a bit of a weight problem - that drivetrain adds over 300kgs of bulk. On top of that, even this model's latest 54kWh lithium-ion battery is still significantly smaller than the 64kWh one you'll find in, say, a Kia Niro EV or a Hyundai Kona Electric, which accounts for the fact that this French EV crossover can't travel quite as far on a single charge as those two rivals. Of course, you certainly won't achieve anything like the quoted level of operating capability if you get anywhere near this EV's quoted 93mph top speed. Or if you habitually drive your E-2008 in the 'Sport' setting that'll be necessary to release the full power output we mentioned earlier. The quoted range figures will only be distantly possible if you instead engage a somewhat restrictive 'Eco' mode that drops power output right down to 83bhp. That's the setting you'll use in an E-2008 around town, an environment in which it makes a strange polyphonic sound at low speeds to warn unwary pedestrians of its impending approach. Above 18mph, all you can hear is a bit of tyre roar from the eco-moulded Michelin rubber.

Design and Build

The all-electric E-2008 is pretty difficult to distinguish from what Peugeot calls its 'thermic' combustion-powered models, though brand loyalists might spot this EV variant's colour-coded front grille and subtle 'e'-badging. Not too much is different about this revised model, which gains a slightly more aggressive front end, complete with the latest Peugeot brand badge and a light signature inspired by the recently revised 508. There are revised LED tail lights, made up of three super-imposed horizontal double slats, which help to visually widen the car's stance. Wheel sizes are between 16 and 18-inchers and, as before, the top GT-spec models are distinguished by a black bi-tone roof. There are subtle differences inside with this revised model, where the innovative 'i-Cockpit' dash design (which sees you viewing the instrument gauges over the rim of the steering wheel rather than through it) has been updated, primarily with a fresh look for the 10-inch digital instrument cluster, which features a 3D display on the GT version. All models get a 10-inch central touchscreen as standard. The steering wheel gets new brand badging and houses buttons for the infotainment system, as well as the voice control set-up. Plus there are new upholstery and dash fabrics used throughout, including a smart alcantara option for the GT version. Otherwise, things are much as before. The cabin's pretty practical; even with a six-foot tall driver up-front, someone of similar height could sit behind comfortably. And this interior continues to set the class standard for cabin quality, with more soft-touch surfaces than you'll find in the various rival Volkswagen Group small SUVs. There's a 434-litre boot with a false floor that can be positioned to create additional space beneath. The capacity is just like any other 2008 and extendable to 1,467-litres with the back seat folded.

Market and Model

Peugeot obviously thinks it's going to sell quite a few E-2008s (the prediction is 20% of total model mix) because this kind of powertrain is available with every trim level - there are three - 'Active', 'Allure' and 'GT'. You'll need the priciest of those trim options if you want the latest 54kWh/156bhp EV powertrain (which means paying just under £41,000). Otherwise, your E-2008 will have the older 50kWh/136bhp set-up. Prices for that start at just under £36,000 and run up to just under £40,000. That's just over £12,000 more than the equivalent combustion version of this model, but it puts this Peugeot in exactly the same ballpark as direct comparably-sized rivals like the Kia Niro EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric. As before, Peugeot expects the 'GT' variant to be particularly popular; this comes with 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlamps, a black tailgate spoiler, a contrasting black roof, a dark chrome radiator grille and a sporty body kit with a matte chrome chin spoiler and a faux diffuser. On 'Allure' trims and above, the 2008 is available with Peugeot's 'i-Connect' infotainment system, which offers full connectivity through wireless phone mirroring ('Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto'). The system can be controlled via the central 10-inch high-definition touchscreen or via natural voice recognition, activated by saying 'Ok Peugeot'. The 'i-Connect Advanced' system is available as an option across the range, which adds a high-performance TomTom connected navigation system with over-the-air updates. For easier and safer driving, the 2008 comes with a range of driver assistance features, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Automatic Emergency Braking, Extended Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Alert and Blind Spot Monitoring. For enhanced traction, Advanced Grip Control, together with all-season tyres, is also offered, which provides access to three additional driving modes: Sand, Mud and Snow.

Cost of Ownership

Peugeot's aim was for this all-electric SUV to have a total ownership cost roughly equivalent to what you'd pay to buy and run an automatic version of the petrol model: well it's some way of that right at present. Its drivetrain claims to be state-of-the-art for a small crossover, though its WLTP-certified range is still bettered by popular EV class choices like the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Skoda Enyaq. Bear in mind that as with all EVs, the quoted range figure will drop considerably in winter weather or over long motorway journeys. If you're an E-2008 owner, you'll need to know that getting anywhere near the quoted range figure will necessitate staying in the powertrain's provided 'Eco' mode - activating its 'Sport' mode setting will reduce your range by around 10%. We've averaged about 4.0mpkWh on this test, which is around 200 miles on a charge. What about charging your E-2008? With a typical 7.4kW wallbox in place in your garage, a full charge from empty will take seven and-a-half hours - or four and three-quarter hours with the optional 11kW on-board charger fitted. The car DC-charges to 100kW. With the standard on-board charger and hooked up to a public 50kW Rapid Charger, the replenishment time to charge from 10 to 80% is 45 minutes. If you're fortunate enough to find a 100kW Rapid Charger, that falls to 27 minutes. At the other extreme, if you happen to be somewhere you can only charge from a domestic supply using an ordinary 3-pin plug (and the optional 3-pin plug lead that costs extra with this car), the charging replenishment time would be a yawning 20 hours. What else? Well insurance is rated at between groups 25-27, servicing is every two years or 16,000 miles and depreciation after three years and 36,000 miles is expected to be between 39-41% (about 12% down on the combustion version of this model). As usual with an EV, until 2025, you'll be rated at 2% Benefit-in-Kind taxation and, until that date, be free of the London Congestion and ULEZ charges.

Summary

You can see why someone might really like the idea of an E-2008, especially in this revised form. It has all the style of Peugeot's E-208 supermini but with a significant amount of extra practicality. It's considerably more stylish than similarly-sized EV Crossover rivals from Kia and Hyundai. But you've still really got to be bought into the whole idea of having an EV to want one. Even if you are, you've got to like quirky Peugeot innovations like the unusual 'i-Cockpit' steering wheel and the 3D instrument set-up, but we think cars like this one need design touches of that sort. Models of this kind ought to be fashionable, forward-thinking and just a little controversial. The E-2008 is: if you are too and you can afford to make the price jump to a full-EV, we think you'll like it a lot.

  • 1x USB-C socket in rear and 1x USB-A socket in rear
  • 2 USB-C ports in the front
  • 6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
  • DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  • Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features
  • Aluminium door sill scuff plates with peugeot lettering
  • Black diamond roof
  • Black front wing trim with gloss black detail and GT badging
  • Body coloured exterior door handles
  • Diamond black rear roof spoiler
  • Dichroic badging on tailgate
  • Front bumper - Meteor grey lower trim
  • Gloss black finish on B pillar
  • Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
  • Gloss black roof bars
  • Gloss black window surround
  • GT model designation badging on tailgate
  • Model designation badges front and rear
  • Radiator grille - body coloured vertical chequered grille
  • Radiator grille - gloss black top edge trim
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Wheel arch extensions
  • 12V socket
  • Central front armrest with storage compartment
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • High centre console
  • Mistral full-grain perforated leather steering wheel with Lime Green stitch detail and satin chrome 'GT' emblem
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Piano keys: Gloss black and chrome toggle switches to access main functions of the vehicle and touchscreen functions
  • Roof lining - Mistral black
  • Two position modular boot floor
  • Visibility pack - 2008
  • 2x 2nd row ISOFIX child seat mountings
  • Active safety brake with night function/cyclists/pedestrians
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Child locking functionality on rear doors
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front and rear three-point retractable seatbelts, with force limiters
  • Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests (x3), height adjustable
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Deadlocks
  • Electronic code immobiliser
  • Peugeot Open and Go (keyless entry and push button start)
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty: 70
  • Battery Capacity in kWh: 50
  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins): 1305
  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change: 0-100
  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW: 2.3
  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins): 450
  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change: 0-100
  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW: 7
  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins): 300
  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change: 0-100
  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW: 11
  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins): 30
  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change: 0-80
  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW: 100
  • Battery Leased: False
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • Charging Port Location: Left Side Rear
  • Coupler/Connector Type: CCS Type 2
  • Maximum Charging Rate - kW: 100
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 8
  • Usable Battery Capacity: 47.7
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH: 16.7
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL: 14.3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH: 3.7
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL: 4.3
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEH: 454
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEL: 499
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb: 340
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH: 324
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL: 374
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEH: 252
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEL: 310
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb: 211
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH: 201
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL: 232
  • CO: N
  • CO2 (g/km): 0
  • HC: N
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 66
  • NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: N
  • Camshaft: N
  • Catalytic Convertor: N
  • CC: 1
  • Compression Ratio: N
  • Cylinder Layout: N
  • Cylinders: N
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): N
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): N
  • Engine Code: MEL ZLE
  • Engine Layout: N
  • Fuel Delivery: N
  • Gears: 1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: N
  • Transmission: AUTO
  • EC Combined (mpg): N
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: N
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Urban (mpg): N
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
  • Badge Engine CC: 0.0
  • Badge Power: 136
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: GT
  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 27E
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Safety Concerns: False
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
  • Service Interval Mileage: 16000
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.1
  • Engine Power - BHP: 136
  • Engine Power - KW: 100
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 192
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 26.5
  • Engine Torque - NM: 260
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 300
  • Top Speed: 93
  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: N/A
  • Alloys: True
  • Space Saver: False
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: KARAKOY
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
  • Height: 1550
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4300
  • Wheelbase: 2605
  • Width: 1770
  • Width (including mirrors): 1987
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): N
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2030
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1467
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 434
  • Max. Loading Weight: 482
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1548
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.4