Peugeot electric cars
We have electric cars from Peugeot available on our all inclusive monthly subscription model. Read on for more info on our range and Peugeot’s history in the EV space.
Why you should drive a Peugeot electric car
Electric cars are becoming more and more popular as we head toward 2030 when petrol and diesel cars will no longer be sold in the UK. At the forefront of that change were manufacturers like Renault and Nissan, but Peugeot have caught up seriously quickly and are now producing some of the best EVs on sale right now.
With stylish looks inside and out, and plenty of driving technology to keep you and the family safe and entertained, a Peugeot electric car might be exactly what you’re looking for. And with all Peugeot’s in the UK to be electric by 2035, it’s no wonder they’re putting so much effort into their EV models.
We’ll give you a quick run-down on this French brand and explain why their EVs should be on your shortlist.
Our range of Peugeot electric cars
How long has Peugeot been producing electric cars?
Believe it or not, Peugeot actually created their first electric car way back in 1941 in the midst of the Second World War:
The Véhicule Léger de Ville, aka VLV (or Light City Vehicle, in English) was produced during a time when fuel was expensive and hard to come by – something not unlike present conditions.
The VLV was designed for urban use and had a maximum range of 50 miles. Topping out at 21mph, it would be way out of its depth in the modern day, but it did the trick during one of the most difficult times in European history.
Fast forward 50 years to the 1990s and Peugeot unveiled the all-electric 106 Electrique, which was sold to drivers in the UK during that decade. Despite the five-century gap, Peugeot could only eek out another 12 miles from the 106 over the VLV, meaning a range of just 62 miles. Sadly, that wasn’t really good enough for consumers at the time and it wasn’t the huge commercial success Peugeot were hoping it could be… it did get people talking though.
For many years up to this point, Peugeot were part of the PSA group (Peugeot Société Anonyme) which owned brands like Citroën and Vauxhall, making millions of cars worldwide; they held monopoly in some countries as one of the most popular manufacturers. It wasn’t until recently in the 21st century when they merged with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to become the multi-national Stellantis. Since their merger, Stellantis are the fourth largest automaker around the world behind the Volkswagen Group and Toyota.
This huge backing means Peugeot are now focussing their efforts on electrifying their range and bringing them bang-up-to-date. They made headlines when the Peugeot e-2008 was released, with its striking looks and genuinely useable range and charging speed. The e-2008 really showed what modern electric cars can really do and prompted other manufacturers to start catching up.
Peugeot electric cars range
Does Peugeot have an electric car? As it happens, they have a few which cater for different needs:
- e-208 – their all-electric hatchback. Similarly sized to a Vauxhall Corsa-e, the e-208 is a small runabout with great driving dynamics, fast charging and a premium interior that shone above many of its rivals. The e-208 was Autocar’s Best Electric Car in the ‘Britain’s Best Car Awards’ 2020.
- e-2008 – the e-208s bigger brother. This car is like the e-208, with a similarly nippy motor and striking interior design, but with added practicality. A higher roofline, raised driving position and larger boot make this a Vauxhall Mokka-e rival with families at its core.
- e-308 and e-308 SW – the larger hatchback to rival cars like the Volkswagen ID.3. This car is already available as a plug-in Hybrid model, but we’re told an all-electric version will be available in due course.
- e-Rifter – a small (ish) car with 7 seats that offers plenty of space for the money. Yes, it’s not sexy, but if ultimate space is what you’re after (and you’ll mostly just be popping about town), this could be a seriously practical option for you.
- e-Traveller – like the Rifter but much, much bigger. Based on the standard Peugeot Traveller van, the e-Traveller is its electric powered version. If your family are growing by the minute and you like a tall driving position, you might find this MPV particularly useful indeed.
Why driving an EV is great
There are plenty of reasons why driving an electric car is great, and benefits not only you as the driver but also the environment.
While Peugeot produces great petrol, diesel and hybrid cars, the benefits of an electric Peugeot mean they’re the perfect choice for drivers looking to make the switch:
- There are far fewer moving parts in an EV, which means maintaining them is cheaper and there’s less that can potentially go wrong
- Charging an EV is quick and simple – by using a rapid charge point, you can charge your EV’s battery to 80% in as little as 25 minutes
- EVs are far kinder to the environment, and by using green energy to charge the battery they can be completely carbon neutral after manufacture
- Compared to petrol and diesel, the cost of charging an EV is considerably cheaper than a tank of fuel
Why Peugeot produces excellent EVs
With electric power a huge part of Peugeot’s future, they’re taking their EV production very seriously, putting heaps of time and money into making them some of the best on the road.
Here are four reasons why you should consider driving a Peugeot EV:
1. They’re designed brilliantly
Inside and out, Peugeots are great to look and be inside. Striking exteriors mean they stand out from rivals on the road, and premium interiors mean they genuinely special to be inside, despite not costing the earth.
2. They’re still practical
They might be premium inside and out, but that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten the bits that matter to growing families. Easy to access ISOFIX points and plentiful boot space mean their small EVs are not just handsome, they’re practical too.
3. They charge really quickly
Compared to some rivals, Peugeot electric cars charge quickly. The e-2008 for example has a max charging speed of 101kW, meaning you can add 115 miles of range (10-80%) in just 26 minutes.
4. They have excellent technology
EVs are getting famous for coming equipped with loads of advanced technology, including clever driving systems. Peugeot have taken this philosophy and ran with it, making sure their EVs are filled with awesome tech, like the 3D i-Cockpit display and adaptive cruise control with lane positioning assist.
5. They’re award winning
In 2021, both the e-208 and e-2008 won awards at the Carwow Car of the Year awards for ‘Best Small Electric Car’ and ‘Best Small SUV’, with Peugeot as a brand claiming the ‘Manufacturer Award’. They’re obviously doing something right!
Peugeot EVs on Subscription
Buying a Peugeot EV may require a large deposit or long contract, if you’re planning to lease your electric car. which can prevent eager drivers from taking home a Peugeot of their own.
However, an alternative to buying is a Peugeot subscription through elmo.
An elmo electric car subscription includes comprehensive insurance, servicing and maintenance, fair wear and tear for tyres and even breakdown cover, meaning accessing a Peugeot EV of your own is easier and more affordable than ever.
Why an EV by Peugeot?
They’re stylish but still practical and charge quicker than some of their rivals. If you’re after an EV that’s premium but won’t break the bank like a Tesla, you should try living with a Peugeot.
Which Peugeot EV is right for you?
That depends on your lifestyle! If it’s mostly just you and the odd passenger onboard, the e-208 is a great small option that’s nippy and attractive. If you want something that’s a touch more practical for small families, try the e-2008. If you need loads of space and seven seats, try the e-Rifter or e-Traveller for size.
Who owns Peugeot?
Peugeot are part of the automotive giant Stellantis.
When did Peugeot start producing EVs?
Peugeot produced their first EV, the VLV, in 1941, which had a range of just 50 miles. However, their first modern EV was the iOn, released in 2013.
What electric cars does Peugeot produce?
Peugeot produces a range of electric cars, including the e-2008, the e-208, the e-Rifter and the e-Traveller. They’re also soon to release the e-308 and e-308 SW too.
How much do Peugeots cost?
Peugeots start from £20,360 for the petrol 208 with the electric model starting at £31,345. The larger Peugeot 2008 electric (e-2008) starts at £36,350.
Are Peugeot reliable?
Peugeot have previously had issues with electrical problems (awkward), but happily their newer models since 2020 have been much improved on this front. Generally speaking, modern Peugeots are just as reliable as other mainstream manufacturers like Renault, Vauxhall and Ford.
How fast do Peugeot EVs charge?
Peugeot electric cars charge quite quickly indeed, usually around 100kW max charging speed. In the e-2008, that adds 115 miles in just 26 minutes.