The Peugeot 208 Electric (or e-208) looks as cool as any hatchback in the market. Actually, it reminds us of the Volkswagen Polo. But in place of a petrol engine, it is powered by a 100kW electric motor and a 50kW battery.
A fast charging system lets it charge the battery up to 80% in 30 minutes. These cars are beginning to behave like our smartphones now; aren’t they? Without a fast charger, topping it up fully will take 5 to 10 hours.
How fast can the 2020 Peugeot 208 electric go? In Sport mode, it will take you from zero to 100 kmph in 8.1 seconds. Not bad at all. The car has a range of 340 kilometres.
But you are not going to need the Sport mode every day, so you can drive around in normal or eco modes, which are slower but also less battery-intensive.
If you want to go old school, the Peugeot 208 electric has fossil fuel engine twins, the Peugeot 208 GT Line, that will meet your needs. Both petrol and diesel engine options are available. You can’t tell the difference from the outside though, as they are very identical.
Photos of the 2020 Peugeot 208 Electric (same as the 208 GT Line)
Whether you go for the petrol engine, diesel engine, or the Peugeot 208 electric engine model, you will be getting a taste of a smooth, stylish hatchback for your daily commute.