Peugeot e-2008 first drive review

is the Peugeot e-2008 any good

PEUGEOT e-2008 – I recently went to the launch of the PEUGEOT e-2008, the first all-electric model PEUGEOT has brought to Australia.

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The 2008 is a beautifully designed, smaller SUV with typical French flair both inside and out. Its packed with luxury, comfort and safety features.

At the heart of the e-2008 is a 50 kWh lithium ion battery pack. This provides power of 100kW and torque of 260Nm.

The e-2008 has a relatively small capacity and that reflects in a WLTP range of only 328km. Range is obviously a subjective thing. It differs with driving styles and road conditions.

It also depends on perspective. If you only drive 50km a day and charge the car every few days, then its sufficient. If you want to do a longer drive of 600 or 700km then its problematic.

One good thing about the e-2008 is that PEUGEOT states that you can fast charge the battery all the time with no degradation. Many other brands don’t recommend that.

Driving the e-2008 was pleasant and engaging, on a drive through city traffic to Akuna Bay the national park.

Its relatively light weight, and with the weight down low the ride and handling were crisp and responsive. Electric cars provide instant torque and that also makes for a sporty drive.

One thing I liked was that PEUGEOT are offering a five year discounted service plan of only $1000. That’s an awesome deal and a reminder that electric cars still need regular servicing.

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What is good?
  • Elegant design / French Flair
  • Internal space /Modern interior
  • Ability to fast charge every time
What is not so good?

2023 Peugeot e-2008 Press Kit. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

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Small to mid-sized Electric SUVs are becoming more common now.

Buyers could look at siblings, Kia EV6Hyundai Ionic 5. Polestar 2, Kia Niro GT Line EV, Hyundai Kona EV.

Other options include:-  Volvo C40 RechargeMercedes Benz EQE,

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Peugeot e-2008  Final thoughts

Peugeot build quality and interesting cars.

The 2008 is an elegant, stylish and slightly quirky smaller SUV.

The electric version e-2008 brings an all electric choice for buyers.

Ideal as a city runaround. Its relatively light for an EV and while it has a smaller battery capacity and range, the ability to fast charge every time without battery damage is a bonus.

The range may be an issue, but range is subjective. People will buy the Peugeot for its looks, style and quality and the range is accepted.

The fixed and pre paid service deal is also a bonus.

If you have to go EV this is a good way to go. Peugeot is for buyers that want something just a little different.

2023 Peugeot e-2008 Press Kit. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

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