The Peugeot 2008 is one of the most popular compact SUVs in Europe, offering a blend of style, practicality, and efficiency. But what if you want to go all-electric? Well, Peugeot has you covered with the Peugeot 2008 100% electric version, which reaches up to 406 km (252 miles) of range on a single charge.
The electric version of the Peugeot 2008 is based on the same platform as the gasoline and diesel models but with some key differences. The most obvious one is the absence of a tailpipe, replaced by a subtle "e" badge on the rear. The front grille also features a dichroic lion emblem that changes color depending on the angle of view and a body-colored insert that gives the impression of a closed grille. The electric model also gets exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels with inserts that improve aerodynamics and reduce weight.
Powertrain and Performance
The Peugeot 2008 electric is powered by a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor that delivers 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque from zero rpm. The motor is fed by a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged in several ways. The most convenient option is to use a 100 kW DC fast charger, which can replenish 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can use a 7.4 kW or 11 kW AC wallbox, which can fully charge the battery in 7 hours 30 minutes, or 5 hours, respectively. You can also use a standard household outlet, but that will take much longer.
The Peugeot 2008 electric has a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds. That's not very impressive compared to some other electric SUVs, but it's still decent for everyday driving. The electric model also benefits from a lower center of gravity and a more balanced weight distribution than its combustion counterparts, which improves handling and stability.
Driving Modes and Regeneration
The Peugeot 2008 electric offers three driving modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport. Eco mode optimizes energy consumption by reducing the power output of the motor and the heating and air conditioning systems. Normal mode provides a balanced performance for everyday driving. Sport mode increases the responsiveness of the motor and the steering for a more dynamic driving experience.
The electric model also features two levels of regenerative braking, which can be selected by using the flappy paddles behind the steering wheel. The default level is similar to a conventional gasoline or diesel car, while the second level allows for one-pedal driving, as it increases the deceleration when lifting off the accelerator pedal.
Interior and Technology
The Peugeot e-2008 electric car has a spacious and modern interior, with plenty of room for five passengers and their luggage. The trunk capacity is 405 liters (14.3 cubic feet), which is identical to the combustion models, as the battery pack does not intrude into the cargo space. The rear seats can also be folded down to create a flat floor and increase the trunk capacity to 1,467 liters (51.8 cubic feet).
The electric model features Peugeot's signature i-Cockpit, which consists of a compact steering wheel, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The i-Cockpit provides a high-tech and ergonomic driving environment, with easy access to all the essential functions and information. The infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Peugeot's own navigation system with real-time traffic information and charging station locations.
The Peugeot 2008 electric also comes with a range of advanced driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control with stop and go function, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, driver attention alert, park assist, and more.