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Peugeot E-3008 Review

The new Peugeot E-3008 gains a fastback crossover body style rather than the SUV shape of the previous model, along with striking looks and a long electric range.

  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
  • Peugeot E-3008
Green Car Guide Rating: 9/10

Key stats

  • Model/Engine size:   Peugeot E-3008 Allure Electric 73kWh 210
  • Fuel:   Electric
  • Electric driving range (WLTP): 326 miles
  • Maximum rapid charging rate:   100 kW

Summary

  • Striking looks
  • Bigger battery and longer range than most other Stellantis EVs
  • Comfortable driving experience
  • Spacious with big boot

Background

The last Peugeot 3008 had an SUV body style but the new model adopts a fastback crossover silhouette, and there’s now an all-electric model for the first time, the E-3008.

Peugeot E-3008

Peugeot E-3008

Design & Engineering

The Peugeot E-3008 has bold overall styling, with lots of interesting details such as the front grille and the rear lights. The interior also exhibits creative design input, featuring the latest version of the ‘i-Cockpit’, with a 21-inch HD panoramic curved display, and a ‘two-level’ centre console which is higher on the driver’s side, with a lower storage area on the passenger side.

Despite having ‘fastback’ styling, the E-3008 has a large and deep boot, with 588 litres of space, and there’s even an extra space under the boot floor that easily accommodates charging cables.

The Peugeot E-3008 has a 73kWh battery, with a 210 hp electric motor delivering front-wheel drive.

Peugeot E-3008

Peugeot E-3008

Peugeot E-3008 Driving Experience

Like most recent Peugeots, the E-3008 has an i-Cockpit, which includes a small steering wheel which you look over, rather than through, to view the driver’s instrument display, and this now extends into the central touchscreen (becoming the ‘Panoramic i-Cockpit’).

The small steering wheel helps to make the driving experience fun, with the car responding quickly to steering inputs. However the responses aren’t as sharp as the smaller Peugeot E-208.

The E-3008 has comfortable ride quality, which was no doubt helped by the relatively high-profile Michelin CrossClimate tyres on our test car. We’ve tested Michelin CrossClimates on different cars for over five years and we’ve found them to be excellent all-round, and especially in snow and ice. However they did occasionally struggle to cope with 345 Nm of torque going through the front wheels. And that’s even with the E-3008’s acceleration being fairly leisurely for an EV, especially from standstill.

The E-3008 features a gear selector that will be very familiar to people who have driven other recent Stellantis products, but it has moved from sitting between the front seats to the dashboard, now located to the left of the start/stop button. It feels like it’s a bit more of a stretch to get to the gear selector here, and to change gear it’s tempting to reach for the control that sits where the gear selector used to be – which is now the location of the drive mode switch. This gives the options of Eco, Normal and Sport, which are brought up on the central touchscreen, together with an additional three options on the left of the screen for Sand, Snow and Mud.

Although the gear selector is virtually identical to that found in other Stellantis models, there is one difference: the ‘B’ button has disappeared. This is because it’s been replaced by steering wheel-mounted paddles which allow you to adjust the level of brake regeneration, which are a much better solution.

Most other Peugeot EVs require you to swipe the home screen to the side to find satnav. A new feature on the E-3008 is a series of large digital ‘shortcut’ buttons under the central touchscreen, for Mirror Screen, Phone, Navigation, Climate, Media and Home. You can also swipe these to the side to view a selection of secondary controls. This new system works really well. You still need to press the climate button to bring up climate controls, rather than these controls being visible all the time, but you can adjust the cabin temperature using buttons on the home screen (although these disappear when you’re using CarPlay).

Even the lane departure warning appears to have been improved – rather than the steering wheel being wrenched out of your hand when you drive near a white line, a warning light appears on the instrument panel. And the audible speed warning is also more subtle than in most other new cars.

In the Allure model the driver’s seat adjustment is manual rather than electric, as is the tailgate.

Peugeot E-3008

Peugeot E-3008

Peugeot E-3008 Electric Range and Charging

The Peugeot E-3008 has a WLTP combined electric driving range of 326 miles, which is an improvement on the range of around 250 miles from Stellantis EVs with the smaller 54 kWh battery. During our week on test with the car, the display was predicting the same 326-mile range, but the real-world range was averaging around 270 miles.

What hasn’t changed is the maximum 100 kW DC rapid charging speed; this should allow a 20% to 80% charge in 30 minutes. The on-board 11kW AC charger should give a 20% to 80% charge in 4 hours, and a home 7.4kW AC wallbox charger should deliver a 20% to 80% charge in 6 hours.

The Peugeot E-3008 is available with a heat pump, but this is a £700 option.

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Peugeot E-3008

Peugeot E-3008

Price And Model Range

The Peugeot E-3008 Allure Electric 73kWh 210 is priced from £45,850. Our test car had a number of options including Advanced Grip Control with three driving modes – Sand, Snow and Mud – and Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC) (£300); Heat Pump (£700); 360˚ Vision & Drive Assist Pack: Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Long Range Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), PEUGEOT Smartbeam – High Beam Assist, plus four exterior cameras, Flank Guard Protection, Door Mirrors with Reverse Gear indexing and Heated Steering Wheel (£700); and Nappa ‘Mistral’ Black Perforated Full Grain Leather seats (£1,000); taking the total price of our test car to £48,550. The Obsession Blue paint is a standard colour.

The E-3008 is available in two trim levels, Allure and GT, and a Long Range E-3008 with up to 422 miles of range, 230 hp and front-wheel drive will be available to order later in 2024. An all-wheel drive model with 320 hp and a 326-mile range is also due.

The Peugeot E-3008 comes with an 8-year or 100,000-mile battery warranty.

Peugeot E-3008

Peugeot E-3008

Conclusion

The Peugeot E-3008 exhibits the latest evolution of styling from the brand. This has become more creative, while the styling at fellow Stellantis brand Vauxhall has been getting more simple. There are various interesting exterior design details on the E-3008, and the move from an SUV to a fastback body style gives the impression of more sporty intentions. And the interior demonstrates creative design, as well as a user-friendly cockpit layout. The E-3008 is also spacious, with a large boot, and it’s comfortable to drive. The larger battery delivers a longer range, but it also means that the car’s weight is now on the wrong side of two tonnes. Overall the E-3008 demonstrates yet more progress from Peugeot and Stellantis with EVs, and it’s awarded a Green Car Guide rating of 9 out of 10.

Car facts and figures Peugeot E-3008 Review

  • Test electric driving range: 270 miles
  • Consumption (WLTP): 3.88 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:   £45,850
  • Insurance group:   TBC
  • Power:   210 hp
  • Torque:   345 Nm
  • Max speed:   105 mph
  • 0-62 mph:   8.8 seconds
  • Weight:   2,108 kg
  • Towing capacity: TBC
Paul Clarke

Review by:
Paul Clarke, GreenCarGuide Editor