Unlike competing contemporary vehicles such as the Renault Zoe and Volkswagen ID.3, the e208 shares a common chassis with the conventional petrol/diesel powered 208. Peugeot chose this deliberately to enable potential buyers to select the drivetrain that best suits their requirements.
This also allows Peugeot to assemble the e208 on the same line as the other versions. Compared to the conventionally powered versions of the 208, the e208 is approximately 350 kg (770 lb) heavier, and has a slightly wider rear axle, to accommodate the battery pack.
The e208 has a heat-pump controlled 50 kWh battery, a 100 kW (130 hp) motor, and a 6.6 kW charger. WLTP range is 340 km (211 mi). It is equipped with a CCS Combo Type 2 connector, and can charge at a rate of up to 100 kW from a suitable DC fast charging station.
Charge rate can be 70kW up to 40% state of charge, then decreasing to 50kW. The onboard charger is limited to 7.4 kW, but may be equipped with a three phase 11 kW charger as an option. In the e208, the gear selector is used to choose the level of regenerative braking.
Shortly after it went on sale in October 2019, demand for the e208 was strong. Peugeot had anticipated making approximately 30,000 e208 cars per year, 10% of the planned annual production of 300,000 for the entire 208 product line, but 1⁄4 of all preorders received were for the e208. Maximum production for the e208 is 60,000 per year.
The electric e208 was voted "Most Desired Electric Car" in Macedonia at the Golden Steering Wheel awards at the beginning of 2021.
Type: 1 speed automatic
Ranges: 217 mi (349 km)
Battery Capacity: 50 kWh Lithium Ion Battery
Motor Power: 136 hp (101 kW; 138 PS)