Peugeot e-208 2021 electric car owner review

Peugeot e-208 2021 electric car owner review

Pe208 drives a Peugeot e-208 GT Premium 2021 electric car.

This is Pe208’s first electric car, they’ve owned the Peugeot e-208 for less than 1 year and drive 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and they achieve 150 miles range from a full charge.

 

Why did you choose the Peugeot e-208?

Reviews I read and videos I watched on YouTube.

 

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

  • Appearance internally and externally
  • Equipment level is very good on the GT Premium
  • The brisk performance leaves a smile on my face.

 

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

  • Range is not great
  • Satellite navigation rather bland in appearance which does not fill the full screen
  • Dash binnacle has scratched, easily spoiling the enjoyment of driving the car.

 

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

The dash binnacle has been acknowledged by the dealer as a known issue. However, the warranty claim starts when the vehicle is in for its 1st service later in August. The warranty claim is then made to Peugeot by the Peugeot dealer. I am hoping too that rust which has appeared on the rear brake disk drum is recognised as a warranty item.

 

What are the standout technological features of your Peugeot e-208?

The adaptive cruise control is very useful in slow moving traffic as it slows and speeds the car up depending on the vehicle speed ahead.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Peugeot e-208

It’s acceleration in city traffic is very surprising when in normal or sport mode. Not necessarily breakneck speeds but brisk nonetheless.

 

What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?

Kia EV6 or the Mustang Mach-E but sadly out of my price range. The CUPRA Born looks great but again when considering range and performance the price quickly escalates. I dread to think how much the insurance would be on any car having more than 400 bhp+.

 

Outline both positive & negative elements of your home charging unit

  • Convenient to charge from home, particularly if not in a rush. Overnight is a great option as the car is ready for 7:30am ready to start my work commute.
  • I have a Hypervolt 2.0 which serves my needs but some niggling technical issues take the shine off it
  • Unfortunately I am not on an EV tariff so I cannot take advantage of cheaper rate electricity and charge the car for around 7.5 kW hour
  • I believe the Hypervolt charger integrates well with off-peak and solar panels. However, there seems to be a lot of technical gripes from users on the Hypervolt FB forum.

 

Outline both positive & negative elements of your electricity supplier & tariff

I am with Shell Energy (not by choice). I migrated to them when Pure Planet went bust. I enquired if they have an EV tariff which they do not. Their focus seems to be on building public chargers at inflated rates per kW hour on the national infrastructure. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be an energy supplier that can give me a better deal.

 

Most give an off-peak rate for around 7.5pence per kilowatt hour but this is propped up by higher standing charges and a higher price daytime rate. I will be off like a shot if and when a better deal (overall) is available elsewhere. The tariff I am on is 0.28p per kilowatt which is price capped until October.

 

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

If I venture out of home territory I use Pod Point who have a variety of free chargers (usually at Tesco but are only 7kW and free to use). I use Lidl chargers which are very reasonable at 28p kW/hour and capable of 50kWh DC which lowers the charging time compared to home. I have used InstaVolt and Shell regen and have cards for both. InstaVolt are very good and rarely give problems but they are too expensive to use. Shell and bp are the same, too pricey.

 

Peugeot e-208 2021 electric car owner review

 

Outline both positive & negative elements of your insurer

I use AA insurance. I am concerned about how much my insurance will increase come my renewal date in September. I had just insured my Renault Clio last September when I took delivery of the Peugeot e-208 last October. From memory, it cost me an extra £200+ to insure the Peugeot. Yes the vehicle value and repairing them in the event of an accident claim are likely to cost more. However, I am not sure whether the power to weight ratio is more or less compared to a fossil fuel equivalent to justify the extra premium.

 

Itemise how much money you’re saving each month owning & running your Peugeot e-208

£80

 

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