Peugeot e-208 50kWh 2020, Callum – EV Owner Review

Peugeot e-208 50kWh 2020, Callum - EV Owner Review

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What is the make and model of your EV?
Peugeot e-208 50kWh


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
0 – 1 year


What is the mileage on your EV?
1,000 – 5,000 miles


How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first


What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?


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Why did you choose this car?
Looks very nice and not an obvious electric car by the look of it. Very cheap to run (£7 for 160 miles range, would be cheaper but not on a cheap overnight tariff at the moment). Fun to drive and the instant acceleration is really nice!


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • Looks good
  • Cheap to run
  • Fun to drive.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • Range could be better
  • Front windscreen pillar can be a bit obstructive
  • Steering wheel set-up and dials above the wheel may not suit everyone, as you may not be able to see them well depending on seat set-up.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Driver side window sticks when going back up from bottom.


What are the standout tech features of the car?
Rapid charging (100kW) means 0-80% in around 30 minutes.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
Has Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
The Hyundai IONIQ 5, as it’s got good range and looks really nice.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
zappi – highly recommend to others as it looks nice and it’s reliable. Also hooked up to my solar panels so can charge directly via them or do a mix of solar and energy from the grid. Can set it to charge for certain times too via an app on my phone.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Bulb (In administration when writing this). They were good whilst they lasted. I’ve heard Octopus Energy are very good.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt are reliable and quick but are quite expensive. Pod Point are also good.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Instavolt
  • Pod Point.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
LV – they are OK just the cheapest quote I got really.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.


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