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Published on May 9th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart


Electric Peugeot e-208 Goes On Sale In The UK

May 9th, 2019 by  

The all-electric Peugeot e-208 is going on sale in the UK, and it’s not a minute too soon. Actually, despite the announcement, you can’t actually order the car until late summer, for delivery in 2020, but we’re getting closer.

Peugeot says UK customers are excited about the e-208. It writes, “On the day of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, a customer contacted their local UK Dealer, and placed a deposit on the e-208 before the reservation site had even opened!” (Be honest, CleanTechnica readers — was that one of you?)

Peugeot maneuvered stormy financial difficulties just a few years ago and is now offering a great electrifiable platform.

GIMS 2019 Peugeot e208 trunk inspection. Photo by Jos Olijve

The new Peugeot 208 range gives you the “freedom to choose a powertrain without having to compromise on technology,” the company says — which does sugar coat a transitional approach that includes internal combustion engine (ICE) alternatives. Who really needs the petrol and diesel these days?

The Peugeot e-208 uses a 50 kWh battery pack to power a 100 kW electric motor for an estimated 211-mile range (WLTP) on a full charge. The Peugeot e-208 can use 100 kW rapid charging or home outlets. Fast charging gives it an 80% charge in around 30 minutes.

Electrified versions of all of the brand’s models are supposed to be available by 2023. Well, they probably have to be. Otherwise, Peugeot will be facing stiff fines or will need to buy credits from someone like Tesla, like Fiat is doing.

According to David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK:

“We’re delighted that our all-new PEUGEOT 208 reservation site has now opened. This is a hugely exciting model for us. Not only does the all-new PEUGEOT 208 deliver on our promise of sharp styling, uncompromising quality and an instinctive driving experience, but the 208 features our first new generation fully electric vehicle, the all-new PEUGEOT e-208.”

The New Face of Peugeot, The Peugeot e-208

After getting beyond a tumultuous passage, we hope to see Peugeot develop some more electric cars designed electric from the ground up. The small roads with smaller distances in Europe are an ideal fit for electric driving, and battery technology is mature enough to offer compelling electric vehicles that fit every taste.

Peugeot adds more details for those interested in possibly buying an e-208 in the UK: “Prior to the actual opening of orders, those customers who placed a reservation will be contacted by PEUGEOT to confirm their order choice and ascertain if they would like to transact online or via their local PEUGEOT Dealer. Once demonstrators arrive in the UK, these customers will then be invited to be the first to experience the all-new PEUGEOT 208 for themselves. Then, they will have up to seven days to cancel their order should they subsequently change their minds and have the £500 deposit, paid at reservation, fully refunded.”

We would love to test drive the new Peugeot e-208 and see how it stacks up to its older generations of wild GTIs, as well as other electric vehicles. Peugeot, give us a ring when you have some media loaners available. 


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Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica. His communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. His favorite taglines are: "There are more solutions than obstacles." and "Yesterday's Future Now"

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