Launched here in September 2023, the e-2008 is Peugeot’s first fully electric passenger. A
compact SUV, it joins the e-Partner compact electric van as well as the Plug-In Hybrid
(PHEV) versions of the 3008 SUV and 508 sedan.

Future electrified models will follow in 2024 with the launch of E-208 hatchback, E-3008
mid-sized SUV, e-Expert medium van and 408 PHEV.

The petrol-powered Peugeot 2008 has been on sale here since 2020. It comes in two
variants, Allure and GT each with a PureTech 130 engine that generates 96 kilowatts of
power and 230 Newton metres of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The previous GT Sport model, with a more powerful (114 kW/240 Nm) engine was
dropped from the range in 2022 to effectively make way for the e-2008.

Peugeot 2008 is a stunning looking car from every angle. The front is large and expansive
grille with a complex chequered louvered-style fill. The window lines swoop up beautifully
as they pass the centre of the rear doors. The wheel arches are large and carry black lips
to emphasise that it’s an SUV.

Interestingly, the e-2008 bucks the current trend in EV design where the front is closed off,
by retaining the grille from the petrol variants. It’s only there for cosmetic purposes with the
only difference being that the fill matches the body colour.

There are large scallops in the doors and a black panel all the way across the rear that
carries large lights. The roof extends beyond the glass top and sides to give a sort of
spoiler look.

The e-2008 comes with 18-inch Evissa black diamond cut alloy wheels.

Although it’s classed as a five-seater, like most cars of similar size the 2008 is more a four-
plus-one. Those in the front seats might have to give up some legroom to make better
space for tall rear travellers.

The e-2008 comes with the latest version of the Peugeot i-Cockpit which combines the
small sport steering wheel with a large head-up instrument panel and central infotainment
touch screen, blended together and ergonomically positioned.

The front seats are heated with power adjustment for the driver seat, which includes
lumbar and massage.

The e-2008’s boot has a same volume as the petrol models. That’s 434 litres with all seats
in use, and 1467 litres with the 60:40 rear seats both folded down, although they don’t fold
flat. There’s a slim out-of-sight area below the floor ideal for storing the charging cables.

The petrol 2008s get a space saver spare wheel but the e-2008 only has a tyre repair kit.

The e-2008 is based on Peugeot’s Common Modular Platform and combines a 50 kWh
battery with a 100 kW front-mounted electric motor driving the front wheels to provide up to
260 Nm of torque with a driving range of up to 330 kilometres using the WLTP test regime.

There are three driving modes Sport, Normal and Eco.

The charging point is located at the rear passenger’s side and has the usual AC and DC
sockets. With three-phase power and a 16A Wallbox the maximum charge rate is 11 kW
for a charge time of around five hours. Using a 7.4 kW 32A Wallbox that increases to 7.5
hours and, with a 10A domestic electrical power plug, full charge will take around 24

Using a commercial DC 100kW quick charge 0 to 80 percent can be achieved in about 30

The e-2008 hasn’t been ANCAP tested but the petrol variants were tested in 2019 and
received the maximum five-star rating.

Safety consists of six airbags, a rear-view camera, autonomous emergency braking and
advanced grip control with snow, sand and mud modes.

There’s also driver attention alert, forward collision warning, blind spot warning, lane
departure warning, lane keeping assistance, in-crash braking, auto hazard light activation
and tyre pressure monitoring.

The e-2008 adds adaptive cruise control, enhanced autonomous emergency braking,
active lane following assist, and acoustic vehicle alerting system which generates an
audible signal outside the vehicle for pedestrian safety.

Missing is rear cross traffic alert and a 360-degree camera.

Two ISOFIX child seat anchors along with three top tethers are provided.

Peugeot e-2008 gets a large 10-inch horizontal infotainment screen is clear and
reasonably easy to use. Our preference is always a vertical screen because you can see
much more without the need to scroll, but the Peugeot does work better than most.

There’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smart phone mirroring, as well as DAB+ radio
and satellite navigation.

Entry is quite easy even for larger occupants and the seats are large, supportive and

Like all other electrified vehicles, the instant torque provides exhilarating speed off the
mark. The dash to 100km/h takes fairly modest 9.0 seconds, well below that of most of its

The car’s regenerative braking can be accessed through a button on the centre console
rather than the more convenient steering wheel paddles of most EVs. It does not have a
single-pedal mode.

The battery adds 324kg on to the tare weight of the e-2008 when compared with the petrol

There’s a sedate feel in the cabin during normal driving that almost feels like you’re in a
larger car, even a prestige car at times. The French do like their comfort and this shows up
beautifully. That’s despite the slightly sporty set up in the suspension.

On the open road with twisty bits, it handles nicely and give feedback through the steering
wheel. On motorways its smooth and almost silent, bump-thump is felt through some joints
in other ones it’s fine.

Although the e-2008’s combination of price ($60k) and range (330km) compares poorly
against its Chinese rivals that are getting under the $40k mark and in excess of 400km it
will still appeal to the loyal band of Peugeot fans looking at moving into an EV for the first

As with all Peugeot vehicles, the e-2008 comes with a five-year, unlimited kilometre
warranty and eight-year 160,000 km battery warranty.

Looks: 9/10
Performance: 8/10
Safety: 8.5/10
Thirst: 7.5/10
Practicality: 8/10
Comfort: 8/10
Tech: 8/10
Value: 7.5/10


2008 Allure: $34,990
2008 GT: $43,990
e-2008 GT: $59,990
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your
local Peugeot dealer for drive-away prices.

SPECIFICATIONS (Peugeot e-2008 five-door fully-electric wagon)

Maximum Power: 100 kW
Maximum Torque: 260 Nm
Electric Motor: Single front-mounted
Battery Capacity: 50 kWh
Drive Range: 330 km

DRIVELINE: One-speed automatic, front-wheel drive

Length: 4300 mm
Wheelbase: 2605 mm
Width: 1815 mm
Height: 1550 mm
Turning Circle: 10.4 metres
Tare Weight: 1548 kg

Front: Ventilated disc
Rear: Solid disc

Vehicle: Five years / unlimited km
Battery: Eight years / 160,000 km


About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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