By Guillaume Séguin – 5th November 2020
The Peugeot e-208, with its 136hp motor and standard CCS port, is going to be available from spring 2020 in Ireland. Peugeot is launching the petrol variant of its supermini at the same time as the petrol/diesel ones. The e-208 will be available from €27,334 (ex-delivery, including incentives) in 4 trims : Active, Allure, GT Line and GT.
The Active is already very well equipped with 16” alloy wheels, climate control, alarm, cruise control with speed limiter, trafic sign recognition, automatic headlamps and wipers, electric parking brake, automatic emergency braking system and rear parking sensors.
The Allure version adds electrically folding mirrors, rear electric windows, 3D instrument cluster, and rear privacy glass.
The GT-Line will offer a more sporty look as well as electrically folding mirrors, full LED headlights, reverse camera, ambient lightning and 17” alloy wheels.
Finally the GT trim (actually exclusive to the electric variant of the 208) is at €32,660 offering alcantara sports heated seatsn handsfree access and blindsport detection.
All in all, that e-208 seems to be quite well priced compared to the Renault Zoé : you get more equipment for a similar cost.
The e-208 compares to the Zoé R135 in terms of power and charging capability so on that perspective it seems to be better value for money. However it has only a 7kw on-board charger (vs 22kw for the Zoé), while the CCS port can support up to 100kw (to be verified) vs 50kw on the Zoé. The range is 340km WLTP which is significantly less than the 395 km of the Renault. The reason for that is not that the e-208 is inefficient, but Peugeot’s battery size is 46kWh useable (50kWh raw) while the Zoé one is actually 52kWh!
Peugeot e-208 Active – €27,334
Peugeot e-208 Allure – €28,994
Peugeot e-208 GT Line – €31,040
Peugeot e-208 GT – €32,660
Prices include the battery, VRT relief, SEAI grant and exclude metallic paint and delivery charges