PEUGEOT e-2008 SUV first drive 2023

Is the Peugeot e-2008 SUV any good

PEUGEOT e-2008 – I recently went to the launch of the PEUGEOT e-2008, the first all-electric model PEUGEOT has brought to Australia.     2023 Peugeot e-2008 Press Kit. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser) The 2008 is a beautifully designed, smaller SUV with typical French flair both inside and out. Its packed with luxury, comfort and safety features.

At the heart of the e-2008 is a 50 kWh lithium ion battery pack. This provides power of 100kW and torque of 260Nm.

The e-2008 has a relatively small capacity and that reflects in a WLTP range of only 328km. Range is obviously a subjective thing. It differs with driving styles and road conditions.

It also depends on perspective. If you only drive 50km a day and charge the car every few days, then its sufficient. If you want to do a longer drive of 600 or 700km then its problematic.

One good thing about the e-2008 is that PEUGEOT states that you can fast charge the battery all the time with no degradation. Many other brands don’t recommend that.

Driving the e-2008 was pleasant and engaging, on a drive through city traffic to Akuna Bay the national park.

Its relatively light weight, and with the weight down low the ride and handling were crisp and responsive. Electric cars provide instant torque and that also makes for a sporty drive.

One thing I liked was that PEUGEOT are offering a five year discounted service plan of only $1000. That’s an awesome deal and a reminder that electric cars still need regular servicing.

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What is good?
  • Elegant design / French Flair
  • Internal space /Modern interior
  • Ability to fast charge every time
What is not so good?

2023 Peugeot e-2008 Press Kit. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

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Small to mid-sized Electric SUVs are becoming more common now.

Buyers could look at siblings, Kia EV6Hyundai Ionic 5. Polestar 2, Kia Niro GT Line EV, Hyundai Kona EV.

Other options include:-  Volvo C40 RechargeMercedes Benz EQE,

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Peugeot e-2008  Final thoughts

Peugeot build quality and interesting cars.

The 2008 is an elegant, stylish and slightly quirky smaller SUV.

The electric version e-2008 brings an all electric choice for buyers.

Ideal as a city runaround. Its relatively light for an EV and while it has a smaller battery capacity and range, the ability to fast charge every time without battery damage is a bonus.

The range may be an issue, but range is subjective. People will buy the Peugeot for its looks, style and quality and the range is accepted.

The fixed and pre paid service deal is also a bonus.

If you have to go EV this is a good way to go. Peugeot is for buyers that want something just a little different.

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Peugeot 2008

Model   

e-2008 SUV

Model Price$59,990  MLP*
EngineBattery Electric motor
DrivetrainOne speed AT FWD
Battery Capacity / type50.0kWh / Lithium Ion
Power100kW
Torque260Nm
Range (WLTP) / ADR328Km max / 11kW charging capacity
Economy / efficiency15.5 kWh / 100km on drive
Fast Charge**/ Home0-80% 30 mins (100kW) /0-100% up to 7.5 hrs
Safety5 Star ANCAP (tested July 2020)
CO2 EmissionsZero driving emissions
0-100kmh/Top Speed9.0 secs / 150km/h
Servicing12mth / 15,000km Pre paid
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2023 Peugeot e-2008 Press Kit. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

Overall Rating    80/100
Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance6
Ride and Handling8
Practicality7
Fit for Purpose7
Style / Appeal9
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money8

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Dimensions 
Overall Length4300mm
Wheelbase2605mm
Width1815mm
Height1550mm
Wheels18×7.0 Alloy
Tyres215/55 R18
Max ground clearanceUp to 196mm
Wading DepthN/A
ApproachN/A
RampoverN/A
Departure angleN/A
Turning Circle KTKTBA
Boot Min434Lmm
Boot Max1467mm
Kerb Weight1548kg
Battery weightTBC
Payload (kg)482kg
GVM (kg)2030kg
GCM2030kg
Towing CapacityN/A
Tow Ball ratingN/A

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Summary

Peugeot build quality and interesting cars. 

The 2008 is an elegant, stylish and slightly quirky smaller SUV. 

The electric version e-2008 brings an all electric choice for buyers. 

Ideal as a city runaround. Its relatively light for an EV and while it has a smaller battery capacity and range, the ability to fast charge every time without battery damage is a bonus. 

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.