Peugeot e-2008 Review 2024

Peugeot e-2008 At A Glance

Honest John Overall Rating
Fantastic design is combined with the latest technology, a stylish interior and plenty of practicality. A small electric SUV that deserves to wear its lion badge with pride.

+Great design. Superb interior. Good to drive.

-Electric range. Modest performance. Obstructive steering wheel.

The Peugeot e-2008 is a real head-turner that blends style with SUV practicality, plus zero-emissions electric motoring. It doesn’t have the best driving range in its class or the lowest prices, but as an all-round package it has loads of appeal.

You’ll be hard-pressed to differentiate the electric Peugeot e-2008 from its Peugeot 2008 petrol sibling. They look almost identical, with the former’s lack of exhaust pipe one of the few exterior giveaways.

That could well be part of its appeal for buyers who aren’t keen to advertise that they have embraced EV tech, something that’s getting increasingly difficult due to the growing number of small electric cars, including a fair few from the Stellantis Group, of which Peugeot is a part.

Under the skin, the e-2008 has much in common with the Citroen e-C4, the more upmarket DS 3 E-Tense, the 2023 European Car of the Year the Jeep Avenger and the big-selling Vauxhall Mokka-e.

And there are rivals from other companies, too, such as the Renault Megane E-Tech, the much hyped Volkswagen ID.4 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge.

As our Peugeot e-2008 review will show, the model is now more appealing than ever thanks to a major update that has delivered a bigger battery and a 15% increase in power from the electric motor.

There are some interesting styling changes as well, including the use of Peugeot’s signature ‘three-claw’ daytime running lights on some versions. The infotainment screens are bigger and have more features, too.

The Peugeot e-2008 continues to offer style without compromising on practicality, and while there are competitors that offer a superior driving range or better value for money, it continues to be a great choice.

Ask Honest John

What's the best small hybrid car for performance?

"I am considering buying a mild-hybrid car with low fuel costs. I want a small hatchback and I like the Toyota Yaris Cross, but am put off by its slow 0-62mph time (10 seconds). Can you recommend a faster mild-hybrid for around £25k to £30k? "
The Toyota Yaris Cross is a conventional ('self-charging') hybrid rather than a mild-hybrid. That means it can set off under electric power alone and will be more refined (and more efficient) during stop-start driving. If you're happy with a mild-hybrid (which uses a small electrical motor to assist the petrol engine), the Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost MHEV 155 is moderately quicker, covering 0-62mph in 9.0 seconds. Alternatively, consider electric SUVs like the Vauxhall Mokka-e and Peugeot e-2008 - with instant acceleration, they feel a lot quicker than mild-hybrid alternatives.
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What's the best small, electric 4x4?

"I'm planning to use our 2008 Mini Cooper Clubman for a deposit on an electric 4x4, some kind of lease deal. The question is, what 4x4 do we need? We share our time between London and rural Suffolk, and the lanes have been particularly muddy and icy of late. It would also need to transport two cocker spaniels and have enough room in the back for baby seats as we have grandchildren (dogs and children not necessarily at the same time as we have access to other cars). So, as small as possible, decent off-road ability and ground clearance, funky, and able to travel between London and Suffolk easily in terms of range. Thanks."
The Jaguar I-Pace might do the job. It has an official range of up to 292 miles and is a fairly practical choice, but it's not cheap. Also consider the Audi e-tron or Mercedes EQC. Alternatively, if you're happy to compromise on the 4x4 requirement, consider the Peugeot e-2008 or Kia e-Niro. Both are very versatile small electric crossovers.
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Do you think electric cars come down in price as manufacturing improves?

"Our Volkswagen Golf is coming to the end of its life so we want to buy an electric car. Would it be best to order one now or wait a while? Do you think the Government will give more generous grants to encourage people to buy them or do you think they'll come down in price as manufacturing improves? Also, what Golf sized car would you recommend? Many thanks."
The Plug-in Car Grant has been reduced a number of times in recent years – it originally started at £5000 and is now down to £3000. It's difficult to know for sure but, as EVs become more widespread, I'd expect to see this cut further. Now's a good time to buy one – there are loads currently hitting the market. A Volkswagen ID.3 would be the obvious choice – it's similar in size to the Golf has a very useable electric range. You could also consider electric crossover SUVs like the Vauxhall Mokka-E or Peugeot e-2008.
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Why is there such a long wait for new electric cars?

"Just tried to buy a Peugeot e-2008 from my local dealer, it had done 250 miles and was their demonstrator. However, Peugeot has said they can’t sell me that particular car. There is a six to seven-month wait for a similar vehicle. Can you recommend a similar vehicle in the same price range?"
There's a lot of demand for electric vehicles at the moment so it's not surprising to hear of a long waiting list for the Peugeot e-2008. Also consider the Kia e-Niro, Hyundai Kona Electric or maybe the MG ZS Electric.
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