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Peugeot e-2008

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Published: 16 Apr 2020
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As we write, Peugeot will give you free installation of a home socket that’ll allow the e-2008 to fully charge in 7.5 hours. Without it you’re looking at around 17 hours using a standard three-pin domestic socket like you plug your hoover into. When the offer ends, we reckon you should try and bargain it into the deal...

Peugeot quotes between 191 and 206 miles of range on the WLTP cycle, and the battery comes with an eight year/100,000 mile warranty. After an initial one year/8,000-mile check-up, servicing is every two years/16,000 miles.

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Optional is a ‘mobility pass’ that means you can borrow something with internal combustion whenever you need to cover a large mileage without being held hostage by a charging infrastructure still in its infancy.

There’s a swathe of active safety tech as standard on all 2008s, but if you want adaptive cruise control – to yield semi-autonomous behaviour in traffic – you’ll be spending more than £30,000. Same goes for those stunning 3D dials, which are fitted to all e-2008s barring the entry-level Active versions. It’s worth noting there are two different NCAP safety ratings, depending on whether you’ve specced all the safety tech. The 2008 achieves five stars with it all, four stars without.

A black contrasting roof only comes with top spec GT Line and GT models, though a spangly metallic orange is the standard body colour at every trim level. A refreshing change from the 'kitchen appliance white' that’s your free colour on a fair few of the 2008’s rivals. Mind, if you want the fancy ‘claw’ headlights you see on this car, they too are reserved for GT Lines and GTs, and the regular headlights just aren’t quite as funky. A minor detail, naturally, but key if you want the alien hamster look in full.

While petrol and diesel 2008s come with the option of ‘grip control’ – a knob to shift through different traction control settings, a sort of soft-road cheat code in the absence of actual 4WD – it’s not available on the e-2008. Same goes for fully autonomous parking. We can’t imagine too many people will miss either.

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