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Peugeot E-2008 2024 Review

The Peugeot E-2008 is one of our favourite EVs because it offers a fun driving experience, a compact but practical body style, and it’s at the more affordable end of the EV market, and it now has a longer driving range.

  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
  • Peugeot E-2008 2024
Green Car Guide Rating: 9/10

Key stats

  • Model/Engine size:   Peugeot E-2008 Allure Electric 54kWh
  • Fuel:   Electric
  • Electric driving range (WLTP): 250 miles
  • Maximum rapid charging rate:   100 kW

Summary

  • Small steering wheel = fun to drive
  • Characterful exterior styling
  • Compact but practical body style
  • Now with a longer driving range

Background

When we reviewed the Peugeot E-2008 back in 2020 we concluded that it was fun to drive, practical, and we liked its styling, but its official electric driving range was only 191-206 miles. The E-2008 has been updated for 2024, with the most significant change being the longer driving range, which is now 250 miles.

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Design & Engineering

The E-2008’s characterful exterior styling has been updated for 2024, with the front of the car gaining new design details. The interior retains its ‘i-Cockpit’, complete with a small steering wheel – more on that later.

But the big change is the new, larger battery – now 54 kWh, replacing the previous 50 kWh unit, and giving a longer range of up to 251 miles. There’s also a new electric motor, with 156hp – a power increase of 15%. Despite the SUV label, the E-2008 is just front-wheel drive.

The E-2008 is a compact SUV (4,304mm in length) so the body style is practical, with a decent boot size for this class of car: 434 litres, or 1,467 litres with the rear seats folded. There’s a false boot floor, with a relatively shallow space underneath where you can store charging cables. Legroom for rear seat passengers is quite tight.

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Peugeot E-2008 2024 Driving Experience

Steering is one of the main ways that a driver can interact with a road through a car, and the small steering wheel of the E-2008 definitely adds to the fun factor. It’s so small that you look over the wheel to the driver’s instrument display, instead of looking through the wheel as you do in most cars.

When you add the E-2008’s compact size, with short front and rear overhangs, the result is a car that changes direction with a sense of agility that’s lacking in the majority of SUVs.

The E-2008 is front-wheel drive, which typically means lots of wheelspin and torque steer in an EV, but the Peugeot’s traction control system actually deals with this issue reasonably effectively.

Compared to the DS 3 E-TENSE, which sits on the same platform, the E-2008 has slightly firmer suspension, but the ride quality remains comfortable – no doubt due in part to the relatively high profile tyres on our test car.

There are three drive modes, Eco, Normal and Sport; even in Sport, with a 0-62 mph time of 9.1 seconds, we’re talking good rather than blistering performance.

You can select increased brake regeneration by pressing the ‘B’ button on the gear selector, which is the same as that which is widely used in many Stellantis models, with very small (some might say fiddly) buttons, and the actual selector isn’t illuminated in the dark.

The E-2008 has a new 10-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the driver, and a 10-inch central touchscreen with a row of toggle switches underneath. However there are no shortcut buttons for features such as satnav, instead you have to access this by swiping the home screen to the side, and swiping again gives you another screen of additional car controls. You generally have to always go back to the home button to access other controls on the screen, which isn’t as user-friendly as having shortcut buttons. Swapping between Apple CarPlay and other touchscreen functions is also a challenge.

There’s a button to start (and switch off) the car, which you seem to have to press for quite a while in conjunction with exerting a lot of pressure on the brake pedal to get the E-2008 to start.

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Peugeot E-2008 2024 Electric Range and Charging

The Peugeot E-2008 Allure Electric 54kWh has an official combined WLTP driving range of 250 miles. The average real-world range after a week of mixed driving in winter was 200 miles (despite the range display typically predicting 248 miles). The E-2008 in Allure trim doesn’t come with heated seats – they’re a £200 option – or a heated steering wheel, resulting in more cabin heating being used in winter, so reducing the battery range.

The Peugeot E-2008 has a maximum rapid charging rate of 100 kW which should enable a 10% to 80% charge in 30 minutes. Using a 7.4kW home wall box, a full charge should take 7.5 hours.

How to charge an electric car

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Price And Model Range

The price for the Peugeot E-2008 Allure Electric 54kWh is £38,500. For comparison, the petrol-powered Peugeot E-2008 1.2L PureTech 130 EAT8 S&S 133 costs £28,820; although the petrol model is cheaper to buy, the running costs of the electric version will be much cheaper if charged primarily at home, and benefit in kind tax is much lower at just 2%.

Our test car had the options of Vertigo Blue ‘Premium Paint’ (£850), TomTom Live updates & SpeedCam/Danger Zones and 180° Colour Reversing Cameras (£850) and smartphone wireless charger (£120), taking the total price of the test car to £40,320.

The Peugeot E-2008 is available in three trim levels: Active, Allure and GT.

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Peugeot E-2008 2024

Conclusion

The Peugeot E-2008 is still a fun car to drive thanks to its small steering wheel and compact size, it has characterful styling, and a practical body style. The key change for 2024 is the bigger 54 kWh battery, giving a longer official WLTP range of 250 miles in the case of our test car. However it’s unlikely that you’ll enjoy that figure in the real-world in winter, because the E-2008 doesn’t come with heated seats or a heated steering wheel as standard, so you’ll be using more battery capacity to heat the cabin. Overall the Peugeot E-2008 remains a great compact electric SUV, but there’s now a lot more competition for the E-2008 than there was when we tested it last in 2020, and it’s awarded a Green Car Guide rating of 9 out of 10.

Car facts and figures Peugeot E-2008 2024 Review

  • Test electric driving range: 200 miles (winter)
  • Consumption (WLTP): TBC miles/kWh
  • CO2 emissions (WLTP): 0 g/km
  • Vehicle tax rate (VED):   £0
  • Benefit in Kind (BIK) company car tax liability (2024/25): 2%
  • Price:   £38,500
  • Insurance group:   TBC
  • Power:   156 hp
  • Torque:   260 Nm
  • Max speed:   93 mph
  • 0-62 mph:   9.1 seconds
  • Weight:   1,548 kg
  • Towing capacity: 0 kg
Paul Clarke

Review by:
Paul Clarke, GreenCarGuide Editor