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Peugeot e-308 SW review

£41,045 - £43,245
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Published: 20 Jun 2024
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Buying

What should I be paying?

There are two trims to choose from with the electric 308 estate: Allure and GT. The Allure model will cost you £41,195, while the GT costs just over £2k more at £43,265. 

These price tags are significantly more than the combustion versions of the car, but if you’re a company driver you’ll be laughing with a two per cent BIK rate.

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And of course if you drive carefully you’ll get decent value out of running the car, especially if you can charge at home. Based on UK average electricity prices you’ll pay £13.20 to fill the e-308 SW up from empty. Even if you were only getting 200 miles out of a full battery, the hybrid petrol 308 estate would cost around £27 to go the same distance.

What kit do you get?

The Allure comes very well equipped as standard: you get heated front seats and steering wheel, 18in alloys, 10.0in touchscreen infotainment with Apple and Android connectivity, a rear parking camera and auto aircon, plus there’s a Peugeot app you can connect your car to so that you can set remote charging times and remember where you’ve parked, etc. 

Upgrade to the GT model and you get the 3D digital dash display, adaptive cruise control, carpet mats (!), ambient interior lighting, matrix LED headlights and some fancier bits of trim around the car.

When it comes to options, sadly the panoramic glass roof isn’t available on the electric versions of the 308, plus the car isn’t rated for towing at all, so you can’t have the towbar option either.

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You can spend £100 on the GT version to get wireless phone charging, or there’s a £960 pack that gets you 360-degree parking cameras and an electric tailgate that you can open by waving your foot at it.

Which one should I go for? 

As fun as it is to watch LED matrix headlights at work in the dark (it really does make night driving that much more entertaining), the GT spec car doesn’t really make enough of a case for itself over the Allure model. We’d be happy going for the entry e-308 SW with its heated seats and steering wheel and standard heat pump.

You can order that model from Peugeot today on a three-year PCP deal for £430 a month with a £5k downpayment and 8,000 miles a year of driving.

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