Peugeot e-208 2020 electric car owner review

Peugeot e-208 2020 electric car owner review

Trish drives a Peugeot e-208 Allure 2020 electric car.

This is Trish’s first electric car, she’s owned the e-208 from new and drives 10,000-15,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 10,000-20,000 miles and she achieves 170 miles range from a full charge.

 

Rate your e-208 out of 5.

 

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Why did you choose the Peugeot e-208?

I have had purchase contracts with Peugeot for years and I liked the look of the e-208. The range is pretty good compared to other small EVs. I also like how it is the same design as the non-electric versions.

 

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

  • Cheap to run
  • Great to drive
  • I love not buying petrol!

 

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

  • I had some initial problems that were eventually diagnosed as a faulty earth lead
  • I’d love longer range but it’s pretty good
  • The boot and back seating are a bit small.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

Early on I had 3 occasions of calling the RAC with the car failing to start. It was eventually diagnosed as a faulty earth lead. I was on the verge of handing it back at this point! Since resolved, it has been fine.

 

What are the standout tech features of your e-208?

It is fantastic to drive. I was new to EVs and so wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The acceleration is great on ‘standard’ mode. I tend to drive in ‘Eco’ mode which gives the best chance of the listed range and this is perfectly fine, unless it’s very cold and then the heating isn’t adequate! The cockpit display is nice with several configurations available and more that you can personalise.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

The charge point is where the filler cap would normally be. No ‘nose’ charging for me!

 

What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Possibly Tesla, purely for the range. But not sure I’ll afford one and a bit concerned about the build quality.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Pod Point – yes, would recommend. Installation was smooth and have no issues. Useful phone app to see use and cost.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Go – definitely recommend. Octopus have great customer service and the tariff is (currently) well priced.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

InstaVolt – quick, reliable and easy to pay.

 

Peugeot e-208 2020 electric car owner review

 

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

  • Instavolt
  • Pod Point

… not used many others.

 

Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

LV – yes, reasonable price. No experience of making a claim (thankfully).

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

 

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

£50

 

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