Peugeot e-208 is not just another electric car. It's a statement of intent from a brand that has been reinventing itself in recent years with sharp design, innovative technology, and impressive quality. The Peugeot e-208 is the electric version of the Peugeot 208 supermini, one of Europe's best-selling cars in 2022. But unlike some of its rivals, the e-208 doesn't scream its eco credentials with flashy badges or quirky styling. It looks almost identical to the petrol and diesel versions, except for a few subtle details like a body-colored grille, a charging port on the rear left fender, and an "e" logo on the front wings.
The Peugeot e-208 electric car is based on the same platform as the regular Peugeot 208, which means it has the same dimensions, interior space, and boot capacity. The only difference is that instead of a combustion engine under the hood, a 50 kWh battery pack powers a 136 hp electric motor driving the front wheels. The battery pack is cleverly integrated into the floor and the rear axle, so it doesn't compromise the cabin or the luggage space. The e-208 can travel up to 224 miles on a single charge, according to the WLTP cycle, which is more than enough for most urban and suburban journeys. And if you need to top up, you can use a 100 kW DC fast charger to get from 0 to 80% in just 30 minutes.
The Peugeot e-208 electric hatchback is not only efficient but also fun to drive. It has instant torque of 221 lb-ft, which makes it accelerate briskly from 0 to 62 mph in 8.1 seconds. That's faster than any other 208 model and faster than most electric superminis on the market. The e-208 also handles well, thanks to its low center of gravity, balanced weight distribution and precise steering. It feels agile and stable around corners, while the suspension easily absorbs bumps and potholes. The e-208 has three driving modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport, which adjust the power output, throttle response, and regenerative braking intensity. You can also choose between two levels of regenerative braking: D for normal coasting and B for stronger deceleration when you lift off the accelerator.