Peugeot e-208 2022 electric car owner review

Peugeot e-208 2022 electric car owner review

Kevin drives a Peugeot e-208 50kWh 2022.

This is Kevin’s first electric car, he’s owned the Peugeot e-208 from new and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 180 miles from a full charge.

 

Why did you choose the Peugeot e-208?

ICEs are on the way out. I needed a new car so an EV seemed the way to go.

 

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

  • Drive is really good
  • love automatic features – wipers, lights etc
  • I’m doing my bit for the environment.

 

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

  • Range drops dramatically in winter, especially using lights, wipers, heater and audio
  • there is no on-board navigation, it’s supposed to display Google Maps from your smartphone but it doesn’t
  • finding recharging spots, especially on motorways can be a nightmare.

 

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

Car is incompatible with my Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Peugeot took over 6 months to work this out!

 

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What are the standout technological features of the car?

Acceleration is very good! Automatic lights that come on when needed are excellent. Rear camera for reversing is useful as well.

 

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

Nothing really surprising.

 

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

Volkswagen ID.3 or Polestar 2 for improved range.

 

Please outline both positive & negative elements of your home charging unit

Pod Point Solo 3

 

Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements

I’m with Octopus at the moment but all providers charge the same up to Government max.

 

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

Charging can be hit and miss. Ideally, you need to find fast chargers but they are not always available. Apps to locate charge points are not always up to date, e.g. chargers not working etc. Motorway service stations are getting better at providing EV chargers but it’s still nothing like as easy as finding petrol/diesel.

Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements

Insurance is cheaper than ICEs.

 

Please itemise where you’re saving money (or not) owning & running an electric car

Saving on fuel, road tax and insurance. I’m leasing my EV whereas my previous 12 year old ICE had been bought outright so this isn’t cheaper.

 

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