Peugeot’s first-ever electric car will have a range of up to 211 miles and start from £25,050
Prices have been revealed for the new Peugeot e-208, the brand’s first electric car. It’ll start from £25,050 (after the Government’s £3,500 plug-in car grant), which is around £1,500 less than the Vauxhall Corsa-e but slightly more than the Renault ZOE. First deliveries will take place in early 2020.
Peugeot is offering the e-208 in the same trim levels as the petrol and diesel versions, to help normalise electric cars. All versions feature active safety braking with pedestrian detection, heated door mirrors and LED daytime running lights. The e-208 also features cabin pre-heating and automatic air conditioning but the entry-level Active does miss out on the alloy wheels that come with petrol and diesel models.
Moving up from Active (from £25,050) to Allure (£26,250) brings a lot more equipment, including alloy wheels, leather-effect seats, Peugeot’s i-Cockpit system, a head-up display and LED rear lights. GT Line starts from £28,100 and features front and rear parking assistance, ambient lighting, night-time automatic emergency braking, full LED headlights and styling upgrades. The e-208 is also available in GT trim level for £29,650, which emphasises its range-topping status with equipment like automated parking assistance, semi-autonomous driving capability, heated front seats, sat nav and a 10-inch touchscreen.
While it’s priced similarly to other electric cars, the e-208 is much more expensive than the petrol and diesel versions of the new Peugeot 208, which cost between £16,250 and £22,200 depending on engine and spec. The Vauxhall Corsa-e, which shares the e-208’s underpinnings, can be had for £270 per month after a £5,550 deposit, so it’s likely that Peugeot will offer a similar PCP finance deal.
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