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Peugeot e-2008 video review

Rory Reid takes a look at Peugeot's affordable, electric SUV: the Peugeot e-2008. Will it give families the electric option they need?

SUVs are all the rage these days, and electric cars are becoming an increasingly popular option. But the overlap between the two is still pretty small, and electric SUVs still tend to sit at the higher end of the average budget.
In 2020, Peugeot are trying to fix that with the e-2008, an all-electric version of their popular Peugeot 2008 SUV. Ahead of the full review, we take a look at what’s changed.
At a glance:
• Price: £29,000 after the Government grant
• 50kWh battery • Approx. 204-mile range • 0-62 in nine seconds • Compatible with 100kW rapid chargers Learn more about electric car chargers, and electric car range.
Peugeot e-2008 looks and design
With headlights that resemble triple claw marks, an angular mixture of curved and flat surfaces and hefty, 18-inch wheels – the Peugeot e-2008 looks aggressive; it’s hard to tell if this car has been in a fight or wants to get in one.
There are plenty of eye-catching touches, like the way the Peugeot badge shimmers with its dichroic finish and the addition of the e-badge, too.
Peugeot e-2008 practicality and space
The Peugeot e-2008 is pretty roomy for an electric car – which normally sees its internal space taken up by batteries.
There’s as much boot space as in the petrol and diesel versions, with the added bonus of underfloor storage. There’s also a decent amount of head and leg room in the rear seats – just enough for adults and certainly enough for children if you’re looking for a family car. There’s enough USB charging points, phone holders, cubby holes and storage spots for the average family too.
Peugeot e-2008 – what’s changed?
First up, check out the steering wheel. Or, to be more accurate, the steering dodecahedron (it’ll catch on… eventually). They’ve flattened the top and the bottom to improve legroom and, we suspect, give us all something to talk about.
The i-cockpit design has a nifty 3D effect that brings all the essential information to the fore, and there’s also a touchscreen central infotainment screen within arm’s reach.
Peugeot e-2008 – what’s it like to drive?
The big question. Rory handles this in the video so dive straight in when you get a chance, but if you’re after the headlines:
The Peugeot e-2008 offers a decent drive. There’s an increased sportiness and responsiveness, suspension is well-judged, and the body control is quite impressive for a vehicle of this type. The Peugeot e-2008 offers loads of grip despite low-rolling resistance tyres, and the brakes are strong and resistant – as you’d probably expect from an electric car.
It may not compete with luxury electric cars, but it’s not designed to. The Peugeot e-2008 is designed to be an affordable, family electric SUV and it does a pretty good job at that. Well worth considering.

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