Peugeot is to launch the all-new Peugeot 208 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The new e-208 has a choice of petrol, diesel and electric (EV) available from launch. The zero-emission Peugeot e-208 is the first in a series of 100% electric models. Peugeot aims to electrify its entire range by 2023.
With a powerful 100kW electric motor and a 50kWh battery, the e-208 has a range of up to 211 miles (WLTP standard). The e-208 has three driving modes: Eco (optimise range), Normal (comfort), and Sport (performance). The battery is covered by an 8 year, 100,000 mile manufacturer warranty.
Distributed under the floor plan of the e-208, the 220L battery is positioned to allow maximum interior space and boot space.
Three charging methods are available for the Peugeot e-208:
- Domestic plug: The e-208 charges using a classic domestic plug in over 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 chargers: 80% of the vehicle charge can achieved 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 e-208 allows drivers to remotely activate the charging of their car. This is done 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.
Supporting motorists looking to make the transition towards electric, Peugeot will be launching new services to coincide with the arrival of the Peugeot e-208. The new electric focused services will include:
- Easy-Charge to ensure customer mobility all circumstances
- A range of at-home or office charging solutions with a broad choice of equipment. A diagnostic service to assess electric installation and plans 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 will be able to pre-select charge points according to distance, speed and price of recharging.
- Trip planner: a trip planning tool for long journeys via Free2Move Services. This will plan the best routes taking into account the location of charging stations on the route. This is displayed on the Connected 3D Navigation
- 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
- Battery capacity certificate to facilitate vehicle resale with a guarantee of the vehicle’s battery charge capacity