Peugeot e2008 Joins Its BEV Stable

Peugeot has added a stablemate to its compact BEV range in the shape of the e2008 urban crossover.

It’s powered by the same powertrain of its e208 sibling with a 100kW (136bhp) electric motor and 50kWh battery claiming, under WLTP testing, a potential range of 193 miles. Charging to 80% capacity is said to take 30 minutes using a rapid charger, while a full charge using conventional 7.4kW and 11kW fast chargers will take between eight hours and five hours. An app can allow owners to pre-set the charging times, heating and air conditioning as well as check the vehicle’s current charge level remotely.

It also features two forms of energy recovery with Drive “D” recovery from the drive selector will feel similar to driving a standard ICE model, while Brake “B” provides more regenerative braking when lifting off the accelerator. Animation of specific information illustrating the operation of the powertrain in real time, accessed through the 3D digital instrument panel and can also be projected, like a hologram, via the color display

At the same time, Peugeot has announced it will be launching new EV services including a range of at-home or office charging solutions with achoice of equipment (heavy-duty socket, Wallbox, Smart Wallbox, etc.), a diagnostic service to assess the electric installation and plan for a better charging solution and final installation, a public charge pass for Free2Move services, a mobility planner with best charge point routes, a pass for rental of ICE powered vehicles when needed and a driver training tool on how to get the greatest range from BEVs.

Meanwhile, ICE options of the 2008 feature three 1.2-liter gasoline engines ranging from 97bhp to 151bhp in manual six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission and a single 1.5-liter diesel with 97bhp using a six-speed manual gearbox.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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