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PEUGEOT e-2008 SUV first drive 2023

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?

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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,

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.

Peugeot 2008


e-2008 SUV

Model Price $59,990  MLP*
Engine Battery Electric motor
Drivetrain One speed AT FWD
Battery Capacity / type 50.0kWh / Lithium Ion
Power 100kW
Torque 260Nm
Range (WLTP) / ADR 328Km max / 11kW charging capacity
Economy / efficiency 15.5 kWh / 100km on drive
Fast Charge**/ Home 0-80% 30 mins (100kW) /0-100% up to 7.5 hrs
Safety 5 Star ANCAP (tested July 2020)
CO2 Emissions Zero driving emissions
0-100kmh/Top Speed 9.0 secs / 150km/h
Servicing 12mth / 15,000km Pre paid
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist 5Yr. 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)

Overall Rating     80/100
Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 6
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 7
Fit for Purpose 7
Style / Appeal 9
Technology/connectivity 8
Value for Money 8

Overall Length 4300mm
Wheelbase 2605mm
Width 1815mm
Height 1550mm
Wheels 18×7.0 Alloy
Tyres 215/55 R18
Max ground clearance Up to 196mm
Wading Depth N/A
Approach N/A
Rampover N/A
Departure angle N/A
Turning Circle KTK TBA
Boot Min 434Lmm
Boot Max 1467mm
Kerb Weight 1548kg
Battery weight TBC
Payload (kg) 482kg
GVM (kg) 2030kg
GCM 2030kg
Towing Capacity N/A
Tow Ball rating N/A

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