Peugeot are making some very attractive cars these days and the popular 208 model is now available for the first time as a pure electric vehicle. The new e-208 is powered by a 100kW motor and features a 50kWh battery, delivering a zero-emission range of up to 211 miles from a full charge, although, as ever, this will depend upon operating conditions. The e-208 charges using the supplied Type 2 charging cable via a 3-pin plug in around twenty hours. The e-208 can be charged more quickly and safely from a dedicated home charging point which takes approximately 8 hours for a full charge and of course a faster 80% charge from a 100kW charging station. We recommend upgrading your charging cable for this car to a Type 2 3-Phase 32 Amp for rapid charging. See the details below.
Peugeot e208 Charging Cable FAQs
How much does it cost to charge?
Naturally, this is dependent on where the car is charged and the cost of the electricity. Charges can be variable, as ever. Ideally buyers should install a charge point at home, fitted with a suitable charging cable. The e208 has a 50kW battery so a full charge, on average, should cost around £6.25. That’s just a thrifty 2.8p per mile.
Cars break down. I’ll bet the batteries cost a fortune to replace?
Not so. Battery costs are reducing all the time as the technology matures but with the e208 there’s a long battery warranty! For the first eight years or 100,000 miles the battery is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, as long as the vehicle is serviced at the right time. The really good news is that the warranty stays with the vehicle, ideal when it is time to sell.
How is the Peugeot e208 charged up?
The latest generation Peugeot electric vehicles are equipped with Combined Charging System sockets, which means they can be charged from a standard 16 Amp Type 2 charge point, a domestic plug socket, or a public rapid charger. We recommend upgrading to a 32 Amp charging cable to speed the process up.