The All-Electric Peugeot E-208

The e-208 Pure Electric Car

The Race For Leadership Of The Zero-Emission Mass Market Segment, Is Now In Full Swing And Peugeot Has Positioned Itself Well With The All-Electric 5-Door Hatchback, the e-208 


The Peugeot pure electric e-208 hails from the Peugeot 208 supermini  portfolio, first unveiled at the Geneva Motors Show in 2012.  The second generation 208 was unveiled by the French automotive manufacturer in 2019, at the Geneva Motor Show.  At the same time, the company also unveiled the all-electric e-208 hatchback supermini

  • Peugeot has retained ‘familiarity’ with the design, for the e-208 all-electric hatchback.  The battery electric vehicle (BEV) is very similar to its sibling petrol and diesel internal combustion engine (ICE) cars  (new 208) 
  • Positioned for both city and motorway driving.  Offers three driving modes: sport, normal and eco 
  • Battery warranty: 8 years/ 100,000 miles for 70% of its charge capacity
  • Prices from £25,050 to include the UK government £3,500 plug-in car grant (PiCG). Available in two variants, the ‘GT Line’ and the ‘GT”
  • Packed with safety technology to include, speed limit recognition and recommendation, road sign recognition and recommendation, active lane keeping assistance, road edge detection, lane positioning assist, driver attention alert and distance alert system 
  • Orders can be placed on the company website, with deliveries expected to commence early 2020 
Peugeot All-Electric e-208
Peugeot All-Electric e-208 (credit: Peugeot)

Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: 50 kWh 
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 211 miles
  • Capable of rapid charging (up to 100 kW DC fast charging capability). Can charge 80% in 30 minutes.  On a standard home charger of 7 kW, a full recharge will take up to 7.5 hours 

Power & Performance


  • 0-62 mph: 8.1 seconds 
  • Top speed: 93 miles
  • Brake horsepower: 136 bhp
  • Torque: 260 Nm
The e-208 Pure Electric Car
The e-208 Pure Electric Car (credit: Peugeot)

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Despite its ‘familiar’ and ‘understated’ feel, this all-electric five-door hatchback is an important and significant step for the French automotive giant, as it heralds a new beginning into zero-emission mass market road transportation.  The Peugeot 208 is already a model well known to households.  Peugeot is correct to leverage the ‘familiarity’ without too much fuss, to ease the consumer from polluting internal combustion engine petrol and diesel cars to emission free electric driving.  Moreover, the range and performance of the car is impressive and versatile, with pricing reinforcing ‘affordability’.  It is certainly cheaper and better value for money than the all-electric Honda e or the Mini battery electric vehicle (BEV).


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Author

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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