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Peugeot e-3008 review

£45,795 - £49,595
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Published: 14 May 2024
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What should I be paying?

The Peugeot e-3008 starts at £45,850 for the 73kWh, 210bhp one. And the only powertrain you can get right now until dual motor and 98kWh options join the line-up down the line.

Allure is your entry-level trim. It seems luxurious at first, with the full wow-factor interior and connectivity (yup, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), four USB-C sockets, wireless charging pad, ambient lighting, reverse camera, keyless go, LED lights and 19-inch wheels.

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But delve deeper and some EV near-necessities are extra. Heated seats, which save you running the cabin heating, are part of an expensive pack. And a heat pump to make that cabin heating more efficient is another £700. With options ticked, squeezing every last electron out of the e-3008 isn't such a big issue. But it’s a bit stingy on a £46k car.

GT trim is another four grand at £49,650. The wheels go up a size, plus you get pixel headlights, hands-free tailgate, adaptive trim and heated seats finished in Alcantara seats. Full leather massage, heated and vented seats are £1,600 here.

Our advice? Keep it simple and go with Allure, and spend some of that saving on the heated seats and pump. You’ll make back much of what you spend in extra efficiency, and anyway a warm backside is priceless in the depths of winter.

What’s the story with finance?

Peugeot's finance calculator offers a myriad of options, but stick £5k down on an e-3008 and an annual mileage of 10,000 will set you back £426 per month over four years at 0 per cent APR. Existing 3008 owners get a 'loyalty' deposit contribution of £1,000. Because Peugeot lowers the interest rates on the electric version, it's only £100 a month more than the petrol one.

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On which note… be aware the 48V 1.2 hybrid with 136bhp is £11k cheaper with much the same equipment. Just sayin’.

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