While the e-208 has been available in Europe for the past few months, those in the UK have had an agonizing wait. However, with deliveries expected by 2020, Peugeot has finally announced pricing of its first all-electric vehicle arriving on British shores.
The price of going zero-emmission in the new e-208 hatchback will cost British buyers £25,050 (this includes the £3,500 plug-in car grant) – nearly £10,000 more expensive than the base ICE 208 model.
However, buyers are getting the company’s all-new powertrain, which uses a 50kWh battery and 136hp electric motor to provide a 211 mile range from a full charge under the WLTP testing.
All e-208 models come with three driving modes – Sport, Normal and Eco – and support rapid charging up to 100kWh, with an 80% charge taking 30 minutes. The e-208 comes with a Mode 3 Type 2 cable as standard, which will charge the vehicle in 7.5 hours with a 7kW charging point.
According to Peugeot, customers will be given a ‘Charging Pass’ which enables them to access certain UK public charging points through a free subscription for an introductory period.
As for looks, the e-208 also features different styling to set the electric model apart, including a body colored chequered front grille, a bespoke ‘e’ monogram on the C-pillar and a dichroic Lion, which changes color from different angles.