The new version of e-208 will be equipped with the same electric technology as that in the recently announced e-308. It comes with a new engine with 115 kW/156 hp, plus an additional 15 kW/20 hp and 260 Nm of torque available from standstill for immediate reactivity. The vehicle will have a high-voltage battery, with a gross capacity of 51 kWh. The useful capacity of this battery increases from 46.6 kWh on the current model to 48.1kWh and operates at 400 volts.
The new e-208 offers 17.65% more range and 15% less energy consumption, the company said. However, all the optimisations from 2021 are still present in the new e-208 which include: a heat pump coupled with a humidity sensor installed on top of the windscreen that maximises the energy efficiency of the heating and air conditioning; a class “A+” tyre, which minimises energy loss through friction; and a revised transmission ratio of the gearbox that increases the range on road and motorway journeys.
The effectiveness of this first development is particularly noticeable at low outside temperatures. But beyond the substantial increases in range on the WLTP cycle, there are more features, including a gain of 24 miles of range when in urban traffic at temperatures close to 0°C.
The vehicle comes with two types of on-board chargers (as standard, a single-phase 7.4 kW charger and, as an option, a three-phase 11 kW charger). The Peugeot e-208 is capable of fast charging from a 100kW public charging point, the company said.
The new e-208 will be available to purchase in the UK from 2023.