Electric Peugeot e208 In Detail: Specs, Images, Videos

FEB 25 2019 BY MARK KANE 38

Meet the Peugeot e-208

Peugeot released specs for the e-208, the first all-electric model for the brand, build on the eCMP platform. The public unveiling is scheduled for Geneva, but already today you can enjoy a gallery of stock images.

The Peugeot e-208 – as expected – shares its powertrain with the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, but because it’s smaller and lighter, it will get more range and quicker acceleration. The 50 kWh battery provides 340 km (211 miles) of range under the WLTP test cycle and is covered by warranty for 8 years or 160 000 km for 70% of capacity. The trunk capacity is reportedly identical to the conventional version.

The electric motor is rated at 100 kW, which enables it to do 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds. The brisk acceleration will be especially welcome in city driving at low speeds. 0-50 km/h takes just 2.8 seconds.

Peugeot e-208

As you can see in the image, Peugeot installed a CCS charging inlet in the back for up to 100 kW DC fast charging (80% in 30 minutes). There is also a handy three-phase on-board charger rated for 11 kW. The French manufacturer didn’t forget to add a heat pump to save as much range as possible in winter.

The e-208 will be probably one of the most expensive 208 versions on the market. Orders will be accepted from late summer 2019, while the launch is expected in the fall of 2019.

Peugeot e-208 specs:

  • 50 kWh battery (battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 160 000 km for 70% of its charge capacity)
  • about 340 km (211 miles) of WLTP range or 450 km (280 miles) NEDC
  • 100 kW and 260 Nm electric motor
  • 0-50 km/h (31 mph) in 2.8 seconds
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds
  • on-board charger 7.4 kW single-phase or 11 kW three-phase (5 hours recharge)
  • 80% fast charge in 30 minutes using CCS DC up to 100 kW

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Press Release:


Monday, 25 February 2019

  • All-new PEUGEOT 208 and zero-emission PEUGEOT e-208 to be unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, with orders open to the public ahead of release in late Summer 2019
  • 100% electric e-208 is powered by a 100kW electric motor and 50kWh battery producing a range up to 211 miles (WLTP)
  • Charging for the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 can be controlled remotely via the MyPeugeot app
  • All-new PEUGEOT 208 available with a range of Euro6d petrol and diesel engines

PEUGEOT will unveil the all-new PEUGEOT 208 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, with a choice of petrol, diesel and electric (EV) powertrains set to be available from launch. The zero-emission PEUGEOT e-208 is the first in a series of 100% electric models, as PEUGEOT prepares to electrify its entire range by 2023.

With a 100kW electric motor and a 50kWh battery producing a range of up to 211 miles according to WLTP procedures, the all-new 100% electric PEUGEOT e-208 comes with three driving modes: Eco, to optimise range, Normal, optimising comfort, and Sport, allowing the driver to prioritise performance. The battery is covered by an 8 year, 100,000 mile manufacturer warranty.

Distributed under the floor plan of the all-new PEUGEOT 208, the 220L battery is positioned to allow maximum interior space and boot space to be maintained, matching the capacities of the petrol and diesel versions.

Three charging methods are available for the all-new PEUGEOT e-208:

  • Charging from a domestic plug: The e-208 charges using a classic domestic plug in 20+ hours for a complete charge
  • Accelerated charge at home: The e-208 can be charged more quickly and safely from a dedicated charging point which takes approximately 8 hours for a full charge. Government subsidies in the UK are available to support this
  • Rapid recharging at a public terminal: 80% of the vehicle charge can be obtained in 30 minutes** from a 100kW charging station. Rapid chargers can be found at most motorway service stations and are being progressively installed across the UK

Alongside the options to charge through these conventional means, the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 allows drivers to remotely activate the charging of their car via the Connected 3D Navigation colour touchscreen or by using the MyPeugeot smartphone app.

The MyPeugeot smartphone app can also be used to pre-programme the car’s heating, air conditioning and windscreen defrosting. In-car heating has also been improved thanks to:

  • High-power heater (5 kW) powered by the HV battery
  • Heat pump and automatic temperature control in the passenger compartment. Vehicle range is preserved due to improved power efficiency compared to conventional climate control
  • Heated seats (according to version)

Supporting motorists looking to make the transition towards electric, PEUGEOT will be launching new services to coincide with the arrival of the all-new PEUGEOT e-208. PEUGEOT’s new electric focussed services include:

  • Easy-Charge:
  • A range of at-home or office charging solutions with a broad choice of equipment (heavy-duty socket, Wallbox, Smart Wallbox, etc.), a diagnostic service to assess the electric installation and plan for a better charging solution and final installation
  • Public charge offering via Free2Move Services, including a charge pass giving access to public charging points across Europe: drivers are able to pre-select terminals according to distance, speed and price of recharging.
  • Easy-Mobility:
  • Trip planner: a trip planning and organisational tool for long journeys via Free2Move Services; proposal of the best routes taking into account the location of charging stations on the route, sent to the in-car Connected 3D Navigation
  • Mobility Pass: extended mobility by means of a pass for a rental internal combustion engine when needed
  • E-coaching: a tool in the MyPeugeot app that allows drivers to receive advice on how to optimise their driving and the range of all-new e-208
  • Serenity: aiming to reassure drivers in their EV discovery process and let them enjoy their car in complete peace of mind :
  • New digital journey simulators to promote discovery and viability of the electric driving on the PEUGEOT website
  • Special service contracts and road-side assistance, which may be included in a single finance package, to ensure peace of mind at all times
  • Battery capacity certificate to facilitate vehicle resale with a guarantee of the vehicle’s battery charge capacity

PEUGEOT’s new petrol and diesel model 208 has also been developed to limit CO2 emissions. Built on the latest generation CMP platform, the all-new PEUGEOT 208 is 30kg lighter than the previous model and comes with improved aerodynamics, reduced roll resistance and optimised powertrains. The all-new PEUGEOT 208 comes fitted with cutting-edge Euro6d petrol engines and Euro6d diesel engines meeting the latest EU emissions standards.

Full engine range available for the all-new PEUGEOT 208 petrol & diesel models include:

Petrol, 3-cylinder, 1.2L engines:

  • PureTech 75 S&S 5-speed manual
  • PureTech 100 S&S 6-speed manual or 8 speed automatic
  • PureTech 130 S&S 8 speed automatic

Diesel, 4-cylinder, 1.5L engine:

  • BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual

With Driver Assist, the all-new PEUGEOT 208 provides motorists with all the latest driving aids for a comfortable and safe ride. Driving aids include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control, Stop & Go with the 8-speed automatic gearbox (or Adaptive Cruise Control Stop & Go), the latter taking over driving duties in heavy traffic, below 20 mph (30km/h)
  • Lane Positioning Assist, which helps keep the car in the centre of the lane
  • Full Park Assist (with the 8-speed automatic gearbox). The system automatically manages steering, acceleration and braking when entering or leaving a parking space
  • Latest generation Automatic Emergency Brake Assist (detection of pedestrians and cyclists by day and night up to 85mph) and warns of a risk of collision
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist with course correction from 40 mph (65 km/h) upwards
  • Driver Attention Monitoring, which detects the driver’s alertness on long journeys from 40 mph (65 km/h) using steering wheel micro-movement analysis technology
  • PEUGEOT Smartbeam automatic headlight dipping
  • Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation
  • Extended traffic sign recognition (Stop, No Entry signs)
  • Active Blind Spot Monitoring (with course correction), available from 7mph (12km/h)
  • Electric parking brake

The all-new PEUGEOT 208 models are designed to bring energy into the B-segment. With carefully sculpted curves and long bonnet, the all-new PEUGEOT 208 presents a stylish, sporty exterior. The GT Line and GT models feature gloss black wheel arch extensions and window surrounds, building on the streamlined look of the all-new PEUGEOT 208.

Instantly recognisable, the expressive front face of the all-new PEUGEOT 208 features a large chrome grille, the full LED 3-claw headlight signature on the front and rear, and iconic PEUGEOT Lion adorned on the front bumper. The dynamic style of the PEUGEOT 208 is enhanced by a range of bright and original colours including: metallic Faro Yellow, Vertigo Blue and Elixir Red.

The seductive all-new PEUGEOT e-208 comes with distinctive and exclusive touches which embody technology and modernity: a monogram “e” on the rear quarter panel, the dichroic Lion which changes colour from different angles and a body-coloured chequered front grille.

Both the all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 feature the new PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit® which offers agile and intuitive driving with a compact multifunction steering wheel, configurable head-up display, capacitive 7” or 10″ HD colour touchscreen (according to version) and the 7 satin chrome ‘piano’ toggle switches. The interior environment can also be personalised with a choice of 8 RGB LED colours.

All driving information can be easily accessed through the 3D digital instrument panel and can also be projected, like a hologram, via the colour touchscreen.

Technological aids provided also include TomTom® Traffic, Connected 3D Navigation and PEUGEOT Mirror Screen® functionality, compatible with MirrorLink®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto connectivity.

With all key tech accessible in the driver’s field of view, the cabin is spacious yet practical. Throughout the range the dashboard is padded and the central section features a carbon finish.

The all-new PEUGEOT 208 also provides plenty of storage space, with three key storage areas around the model:

  • Large storage area under the armrest between the front seats
  • Easy-access tray in front of the gear lever
  • Concealable storage space in the central console that can be used for charging a smartphone

The design of the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 GT trim level is enhanced with Alcantara grey upholstery featuring a 3D technical mesh knit, and 17’ alloy wheels with special inserts.

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK said: “Our work with the all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 is a great representation of how we are pushing the brand forward to operate in the upcoming age of electric vehicles. Both the standard and electric version of the all-new PEUGEOT 208 have been developed to be more economical, environmentally friendly and practical for drivers in 2019 and beyond to give customers the freedom of choice without compromise.

“We are all so excited at PEUGEOT to be building towards our goal of a full electric range by 2023, and the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 is a great step in cementing PEUGEOT’s foothold in the ever-growing EV market.”

The announcement of the all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 falls in line with the brand’s new #Unboringthefuture ambition, and comes following a recently introduced brand signature marking PEUGEOT’s intentions to focus on EV: MOTION & e-MOTION’.

The all-new PEUGEOT 208 will be unveiled at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, with an online reservation site opening at the end of March, and opening for orders late summer 2019.


**The charging time may vary according to the type and power of the charging station, the outside temperature at the charging point and the battery temperature

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38 Comments on "Electric Peugeot e208 In Detail: Specs, Images, Videos"

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What a fine car! I wish US had more of these hatches…i hate driving myself in a big ass SUV or a crossover.

Chevy has Bolt EV…

You don’t have to buy a “big ass SUV or crossover” because there are hundreds of other options.

Like what? What other “hundreds” ev options i have?

Looks pretty good, though I would not call the acceleration brisk.
Wake me up when we get there, to 62mph.

0-60 in 8 seconds is faster than your average driver chooses to accelerate, even if the car is faster than that. No, it isn’t fast, but not slow either. Brisk is probably the right word. My personal limit is about 8 seconds, but I prefer sub 7 seconds.

The exterior of this car is very nice looking, and I think it meets minimum specs an EV should have. Charging at 100 kW and a range of about 200 miles.

8 seconds for a typical small european car is crazy quick, not slow. Renault Zoe R90 takes 13,2 and R110 still 11,4 seconds. I don’t think many Zoe owners call their car slow. I personally drive a 2004 Opel Corsa which is rated (I searched on Wikipedia) for 14,5 seconds. Trust me, Europe, maybe Italy in particular, is full of cars which take even 15-16 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60. Nothing strange, these specs are still very practical for everyday use. Older cars like the Fiat Panda with some very basic engines do that in up to 19-20 seconds, and roads are full of these rockets. I repeat, 8 seconds is crazy quick compared to the average small car you see here 🙂

And can we talk about the only 2.8 seconds required to reach 50 km/h or 31 mph? It’s fabulous. I think you can easily win against a Porsche Cayenne at the traffic light (almost managed to do that with my car squeezing gas pedal and transmission like there is no tomorrow 🙂 )

Every day I travel back and forth to work on a rather busy highway with a 75 mph speed limit. Average speed is much lower during rush hour with constant accelerating and decelerating taking place. Much of the congestion is caused by drivers flooring the pedal once a minimum of room opens up in front of them, only to hit the brakes (hard) 2 seconds later, the infamous harmonica effect. Yes, it’s caused by driver behaviour, but quick accelerating cars do not help at all. I often hang in the slow lane between lorries going 50 mph, because it’s the quicker (and more relaxed) way to cover the distance. It would be an interesting experiment to see the effect on the average speed if all drivers were in slow cars.

This isn’t meant to be a race car. There are exactly 0 situations when a compact of this type would need quicker acceleration. Furthermore Peugeot has since long had “sports trim” of this model, likely they still want to sell those so they settled with 136 hp for the electric version.

What are you smoking? Anything under 10 seconds is very brisk for a standard all-round consumer car. This isn’t a sports car (although it’s a safe bet there’ll be a sporty GTI version later on — the ICE GTI of the Peugeot 205/206 wasone of the most popular sporty cars in Europe.)

That’s one sassy lookin’ little import!

Since I’ve been driving a e-106 (aka “106 electric”) for many years, a quite long time ago, I would not call this car Peugeot’s first EV…

There’s also the Peugeot iOn, one of the electric triplets Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero.
However the PSA models iOn and -Zero are more or less just rebadged Mitsubishi i-MiEVs built at Mitsubishi’s factories.

We salut to you!

Of course, PSA gave the most sincere effort to electrification back in the 90s without anything to do with CARB legislation. They had Berlingo and Saxo electriques too, right?

Don’t forget the Renault Kangoo Electricite, I drive one since 2011 and mine is from 2002. But I must be fair and state that only 500 where made, to comply with regulations to have a series on the public road for testing. But these where actually sold by Renault to the public, so not mere prototypes, and really useful. As an option, you could order a range extender, like the Chevy Volt. For exemples see the EV-Album website.

This Kangoo has been indeed produced at a very low volume, it was an EV with a small ICE engine comparable to i3’s Rex.

I once hesitated buying one, a second hand who was first owned by Jacques Chirac, a former president of France. However I doubt he ever drove it, I guess it was a gift of Renault…

Yes, and also the “AX”…

The fact that so many EV models were produced in France in the nineties, and some others in Europe (Golf), and the fact that they were all stopped without new models until recently, should remembe us that it could happen again. PSA and Renault invested a lot and stopped propably because producing ICE cars was better for them. And most competitors did not even tryed.

My conclusion is that if – let’s say – Tesla fails, ICE car carmakers could pospond EVs till the last drop of petrol on Earth is burned. Even the carmakers who invested a lot in EVs. Let’s hope I am wrong, and furthermore let’s hope Tesla lives long and prosper!

Very nice looking car!

Impressive to have 50kWh stuffed into such a package, almost too impressive. But wouldn’t it be too expensive, VW admitted to the cost disadvantage of tailoring battery packs into transmissions-exhaust tunnels.

Do we know anything else about the battery like its series/parallel configuration?
Do we know the voltage (top speed) of this e208?

You see the inefficiency of designing a BEV around a combustion engine platform. Look at the complexity in the multi-part battery housing. That’s weight and cost. And it’s FWD. On the upside that apparently makes it OK to make it not look weird.

VAG has the right idea (though who knows how serious they really will be) with a RWD/AWD platform with battery designed first.

This has been shown with the Kona EV too, at least by interest from EV centric forums, the Kona EV is much better received than the nearly identical spec Bolt EV. The Bolt EV has a unique non ICE platform design and Kona EV has a shared platform design, yet the looks of the Kona EV seem to please people more, and I bet it would sell better in the US given sufficient volume and sales area.

Consumers don’t care about inefficiency to design around transmission tunnels, they only care what it looks like and what the specs are. Based on my Clarity PHEV, I like not having battery in the floor in front of the seats, the extra foot space is nice. I don’t care what the battery is shaped like, only that the car has a lot of space (vs the Volt in this case). What the company does to make the battery fit is up to them.

I agree, VAG has the right idea. A RWD platform with simple battery design will be much more cost effective. From a usability of standpoint, RWD is better, no CV joints to fail in the front axles (no front axles at all). I think it will be a very successful platform.

You always need join in front wheels. Otherwise hoe do you turn ?

You can attach it straight to the suspension, so yes, technically it has a very short axle, but not a long axle that goes up through the suspension arms and such.

I think Peugeot’s choice is actually interesting. This is a small car, so packaging is a serious issue. Peugeot-solution: With the batteries under the seats, there is a usable foot well for the rear passengers. The car can be both short and relatively low, while rear passengers still have a reasonable seating position. On the downside, there’s less space for batteries. Tesla Model 3 solution: Not a small car at all, but for taller people the rear seats might be slightly uncomfortable, because you have to sit with your knees up and no support for your upper legs. There is no foot well because of the underbody battery and the car as a whole is rather low, so the rear seat is close to the floor. Fine for short distances and small persons, but not so much for longer trips. Batteries can occupy the entire floor space. VW MEB/ID solution: The same underfloor battery design as Tesla, but upright rear seating position like the Peugeot. The MEB floor level is already quite high and seat height isn’t lowered as the Model 3, so the MEB is not suitable for lower, sleeker designs. The ID.3 Neo has the boxy stance of… Read more »

Is battery liquid cooled?

It says so. Probably like a heat sink tray such as in the BMW i3.


Yes, the cooling lines of the water cooled system is highlighted in cyan 23 seconds into the second video in this article.
Direct link https://youtu.be/B7JPpYlUVDA?t=23

That acceleration is slightly faster than a Chevy Volt (8.4), and that car feels really quick in normal situations. No race car, of course, but I always beat ICE vehicles at a light or going onto the freeway.

You “always beat” them? Are they even trying to compete with you? They’re probably just casually accelerating while you’re full throttle.

Spoken like someone who doesn’t know how an EV takes off…

My stupid little ZOE with 89 horsepower has beaten a V6 who was flat out at a stoplight. Instant torque wins at lower speeds. Of course he would have passed me at higher speeds, but by that time I had merged in front of him.
EVs are better at acceleration in the speeds where it matters most (to me)

If this had a second battery option at 60, and I could buy it, I would once again be tempted.

This is yet another place America is pissing me off. There is nothing amazing or impossible about building this car. American car makers should have had a car like this available 5 years ago. Where is it?

Oh that’s right, France, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, these types of cars are everywhere. Just not America. 😔

We can get the Mazda 2/Ford Fiesta in that size class, but Mazda doesn’t EV, and Ford is abandoning cars. (Peugeot’s are available in Mexico, believe it or not!)

PSA is gonna start globalization, Citroen for India, Opel for Russia…. and Peugeot for North America. Maybe in a few years you could buy a Peugeot in USA again.

I really like the callbacks to the original 205 design – particularly the squared-off shape of the rear passenger window slope. It’s a return to more honest and simple (but not boring!) design.