The Peugeot 3008 Plug-In Hybrid SUV: The Complete Guide For The UK

Peugeot 3008 electric SUV
Price: £38,680
Type of electric vehicle: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 13.2 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 32 - 40 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 30g - 41g (CO2/km)

Overview


Peugeot is part of the Netherlands based Stellantis N.V., which was formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Italian/ American) and Groupe PSA (French). You may not be familiar with these names, but the automotive brands in the portfolio would be well known to most consumers. These include: Maserati, Opel, Vauxhall, Jeep, FIAT, Alfa Romeo etc.

Peugeot was founded in 1810 in Eastern France (Sochaux), and has a rich heritage in motor racing and the broader automotive sector. Peugeot has won many awards for its passenger cars, to include, six European Car of the Year awards. As part of the broader Groupe PSA, Peugeot is very committed to the electric vehicle (EV) sector. The company’s portfolio of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) i.e. pure electric vehicles, include:



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The Peugeot 3008 SUV PHEV


The Peugeot 3008 compact SUV was unveiled in 2008 in Croatia, and launched in 2009. Peugeot launched a diesel hybrid variant of this SUV in 2012, making it the first mass- production diesel electric hybrid in the world. In 2020, the vehicle received a significant facelift. The latest Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant, is available as a front-wheel drive (FWD) and an all-wheel drive (AWD).

The Peugeot 3008 family SUV has firmly established its reputation for its head-turning exterior styling. However, with the addition of a hybrid drivetrain, the mid-sized crossover has further enhanced its appeal, given the improved environment credentials. The electric vehicle (EV) has far lower tailpipe emissions (41g CO2/km), compared to the conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) variant (166g CO2/km). Company-car drivers can take advantage of the lower Benefit-in-Kind (BiK-12%) tax rate to lower monthly bills.

The Peugeot plug-in electric SUV has a 13.2 kWh onboard EV battery, with a claimed zero-tailpipe emission electric range up to 39 miles (WLTP certified). Of course, the real-world pure electric range will be lower, and possibly closer to 32 miles. The real-world EV range is impacted by a number of factors, to include: driving profile, speed, passenger load, weather, road condition, wheel size etc.

A range of 32 miles may not seem much, but given that the majority of motorists in the UK drive a mere 30 miles per day, the electric range is sufficient to help lower driving costs per mile. Depending on where and when the EV is charged, the driving costs per mile will average between 5 pence and 10 pence per mile, far cheaper than calling on the internal combustion engine (ICE).

The use of the electric mode also helps improve the overall efficiency of the electric vehicle. Peugeot claims a fuel economy up to 235.4 mpg. Of course, real-world fuel economy will be lower than the claimed figures, but the fuel economy of the PHEV will be far better, compared to the conventional combustion engine variant (39.7 mpg).

To leverage the benefits of electric driving, having a fully charged EV battery is imperative. The PHEV is not compatible with DC charging (not all plug-in electric cars are capable of DC rapid charging). In all probability, on most occasions, the EV will be charged overnight at home. We at e-zoomed recommend the use of a dedicated EV charger for home charging. The single-phase easee EV charger is a good example. The PHEV can be charged up to 100% in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Charging at 3.7 kW will take 3 hours and 4 minutes to fully charge the EV.

We recommend a ‘topping up’ approach to EV charging. This way, the e-mode can be used more often and regular charging is also better for the long-term maintenance of the EV battery. Peugeot offers a warranty up to 8 years or 100,000 miles for the battery (70% of original capacity). We at e-zoomed discourage the use of a domestic 3-PIN plug for charging an electric car.

The Peugeot 3008 HYBRID 225 e-EAT8 pairs a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor (80kW), delivering a maximum combined 225 HP and 266 Nm torque. The electric car can achieve 0-62 mph in 8.9 seconds. The top speed of the EV is 140 mph (84 mph on electric mode).

Also on offer is a four-wheel drive variant. The 3008 HYBRID 300 e-EAT8 pairs a 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motor (80kW each), placed in the front and rear of the electric vehicle, delivering a maximum combined 300 HP and 383 Nm torque. The electric SUV can achieve 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds. The top speed of the EV is 149 mph (84 mph on all-electric mode). The EV benefits from instant torque, as is the case with electric cars.

In terms of practicality, the 3008 PHEV does not offer class-leading interior space. Having said that, the EV still offers ample legroom and headroom for rear seat passengers. The 3008 also benefits from a good driver position and visibility. The boot space has been impacted by the addition of the electric drivetrain, with the four-wheel drive variant, further impacted due to the placement of the second electric motor in the rear. The EV offers boot space up to 395 L.

However, the PHEV more than makes up for the compromise on practicality, by offering a high-quality interior cabin with a good level of standard technology and safety features. These include: premium i-cockpit with 8″ touchscreen and 12.3″ digital display, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, ambient lighting, extended traffic sign recognition, driving timer alert system, dynamic stability control, lane keeping assist, front collision warning, 180 reversing camera and more. The PHEV has been awarded a Five-Star NCAP safety rating.

The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle does not qualify for the UK government plug-in car grant (PiCG).


PROS CONS
Fantastic looking exterior 7 kW onboard charger not included as standard
Good level of standard equipment Interior space and cargo volume is not class-leading
Available in FWD and AWD Claimed economy unrealistic

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The Peugeot 3008 PHEV SUV (credit: Peugeot)


At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Petrol-Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (2 Options)
Allure Premium (from £38,680)
GT (from £40,480)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 13.2 kWh
Charging:DC charging not available. Onboard charger: 3.7 kW standard (0% – 100%: 3 hrs). 7.4 kW AC optional (0% – 100%: 1 hrs 45 mins)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type: Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:30g – 41g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh £1.27
Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh£1.67
Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh£1.73
Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh£1.89
Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh£2.03
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)

Dimensions
Height (mm):1620
Width (mm):1841
Length (mm):4447
Wheelbase (mm):2675
Turning Circle (m):10.7
Boot Space (L): 395

Peugeot 3008 HYBRID 225 e-EAT8
EV Battery Capacity:13.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):32 – 39 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):N/A
Fuel Consumption (MPG):157.2 – 222.3
Charging: DC charging not available. Onboard charger: 3.7 kW standard (0% – 100%: 3 hrs). 7.4 kW AC optional (0% – 100%: 1 hrs 45 mins)
Top Speed:140 mph (electric: 84 mpg)
0-62 mph:8.9 seconds
Drive: Front-wheel Drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):80
Max Power (hp):225
Torque (Nm): 266
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,760
Colours:7
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Peugeot 3008 HYBRID 300 e-EAT8
EV Battery Capacity:13.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):34 – 40 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):N/A
Fuel Consumption (MPG):166.2 – 235.4
Charging: DC charging not available. Onboard charger: 3.7 kW standard (0% – 100%: 3 hrs). 7.4 kW AC optional (0% – 100%: 1 hrs 45 mins)
Top Speed:149 mph (electric: 84 mpg)
0-62 mph:6.1 seconds
Drive: All-wheel Drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):80
Max Power (hp):300
Torque (Nm): 383
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,840
Colours:7
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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