New electric Peugeot e-208 revealed with 211-mile range

All-electric Peugeot e-208 supermini set to upstage the Renault Zoe with 211-mile range and 134bhp electric powertrain

Peugeot has revealed the sharp new second-generation 208 ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, and while regular petrol powered versions of the firm’s latest supermini are due to remain the big sellers, an all-electric version dubbed e-208 is the headline grabbing news.

It’s Peugeot’s first ever all-electric production car, and when the e-208 arrives on roads this summer it’ll go into direct competition with the latest iteration of the Renault Zoe. It uses a variant of the new 208’s CMP platform dubbed e-CMP, which allows the electric supermini to roll off the same production line as its petrol and diesel powered siblings. It’s one of a handful of cars the PSA Group is preparing on the new architecture.

Peugeot e-208 (Image: Peugeot)

Peugeot e-208 (Image: Peugeot)

Peugeot claims that the electric version of the platform allows neat integration of the battery pack under the rear portion of the floor, meaning that bootspace in the e-208 is no different to that of its petrol and diesel siblings. However, no bootspace figure has been revealed.

On board is a battery 50kWh in size, which sends power to a 100kW (134bhp in old money) electric motor driving the front wheels. Peugeot claims a maximum range of 211 miles on a single charge, rated under WLTP rules.

It’ll take 20+ hours to recharge on a household three-pin plug, while using a dedicated home charging point will top the batteries up in approximately eight hours. Peugeot says an 80 per cent recharge is possible in 30 minutes using a roadside 100kW rapid charger.

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