Peugeot e-208

Jonny takes the e-208 for a drive in Portugal.

Peugeot’s slogans say Motion & e-Motion, because this all-new 208 is being launched in all types of engine simultaneously; that’s petrol, diesel and pure EV. Of course, this means the car has been designed from scratch to accommodate every iteration on the shared production line. As part of the PSA Group the e-208 shares it’s chassis and main components with the range-topping DS Crossback e-tense and also the forthcoming Vauxhall Corsa-e.

Jonny drives the slick-looking 5-door only e-208 in Portugal in top-spec GT trim. All-electric models come with a 211-mile WLTP range, 50kWh water-cooled battery, 100kW (136hp) motor and 0-62mph (100km) time of 8.1 seconds. The e-208 can rapid charge up to 100kW DC, meaning 0-80% in less than 30 minutes. It also is available with an optional 11kW onboard charger. Prices will start in the UK from £25,050 OTR making it arch-rival to Renault’s Zoe, the forthcoming Mini-e and well established Nissan Leaf.