Top 6 Features of the Peugeot e-2008
Peugeot’s first electric car was released all the way back in 1941. Peugeot’s Véhicle Léger de Ville (VLV) – also known as their Light City Vehicle – was produced at a time when fuel was expensive, much like now.
The VLV had a maximum range of just 50 miles and a top speed of 21mph. 50 years later, Peugeot released their all-electric 106 Electrique. Again, it had a range of just 62 miles. Fast forward a couple of decades and many significant developments in the EV industry, the Peugeot e-2008 was released.
The Peugeot e-2008 is a great example of what a modern electric car can offer, and makes most alternatives look dull. With a sporty, futuristic aesthetic, it remains practical, comfortable and easy to drive. In this post, we’ll explore six of its best features!
Short on time? Watch our 3 minute explainer video instead, giving you a quick walkaround of the Peugeot, highlighting some of the features we also mention in this blog.
Now.. back to the top 6 features!
1. Quiet and comfortable
The Peugeot e-2008 is particularly well shielded from road and wind-noise, which can make driving on motorways a lot more relaxing. It fairs especially well in this area relative to most of its rivals – for example the cheaper MG ZS EV and the more expensive ID 3. It also offers a smoother, more comfortable driving experience as well as ample cushioning over speed bumps.
2. Great performance
The e-2008 uses a 50kWh battery and a 100kW motor, so you’ll get from 0-62mph in 8.5sec and the e-2008 tops out at 93mph in Sport mode. Groupe PSA’s e-CMP platform that underpins the e-2008 means there’s no sacrifice for boot space compared to a regular 2008.
Peugeot’s tiny i-Cockpit wheel handles well with the e-powertrain in urban areas, making navigating the city and suburbs easy.
3. Three driving modes
There are three drive modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. Eco tones down the air-con and shoves some digital cotton wool behind the throttle to soften any inputs, while Sport unleashes all of the performance. Though don’t get too carried away with the last one – this wouldn’t be a car for a track day!
Shift the ‘gear’ selector over to ‘B’ and you’ll almost get one-pedal driving, with a pretty strong regeneration capability.
4. Style and sunlight
The Peugeot e-2008 is modern and distinctive, with a set-back windscreen and horizontal bonnet which features a chequered front grille and Peugeot’s three-claw light and full LED headlights. The e-2008 also has a pretty funky ‘e’ monogram which appears on the front side panels and tailgate.
The panoramic opening sunroof, as well as a sleek addition to the Peugeot, provides plenty of sunlight onto the passenger seats. There’s also a manual roller blind which comes in handy on particularly sunny days.*
5. Peugeot’s i-Cockpit
Peugeot’s i-Cockpit® 3D(1) driving position offers intuitive ergonomics, compact steering wheel, 10” HD capacitive touch screen and configurable 3D digital instrument panel. It also features push button start and hands-free door locking/unlocking (PEUGEOT Open&Go), activated by simply approaching or moving away from the vehicle with your key in your pocket.
All key driving information can be found on the 3D digital instrument panel, including:
- Driving mode: Eco / Normal / Sport
- Indication of energy usage via the power meter: Charge / Eco / Power
- Level of autonomy and configuration of deferred charge
- Graphics showing real-time drive train operation
The most important information, for example speed and safety alerts, are projected (hologram-style) to be immediately visible.
6. Ultra Smart
As expected, the Peugeot e-2008 comes equipped with all the latest tech. You’ll be able to mirror your favourite smartphone apps onto the touchscreen, and charge your smartphone wirelessly. Passengers will also get USB cable connections (both front and rear). Plus, there’s a six-speaker radio that’s mp3 compatible.
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