UK: Peugeot officially announces 208 pricing
Peugeot UK has finally officially announced the pricing and specifications of the new 208 for the UK, which also includes the details for the electric version, e-208. After subsidies, British customers will pay £25,050 for the electric vehicle. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2020.
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While the vehicle has been available on the European mainland since June, release in the UK was a bit slower. At the time, it was speculated that the e-208 would be priced above the Corsa-e, which shares the same powertrain and vehicle platform. Now, we know better: The Corsa-e runs for £26,790 after the £3,500 UK government subsidy, making the e-208 the most economical version of the vehicle after all.
To recap: The technical specifications of the Peugeot e-208 features a drive output of 100 kW and will offer a WLTP range of 340 km (211 miles) thanks to a 50 kWh battery. In the sports mode, acceleration is set at 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds, and charging can be done with an 11 kW AC charger, or 80 kW DC.
David Peel, managing director for Peugeot UK, has high hopes for the market reach of Peugeot’s first fully electric vehicle: “With class-leading levels of technology, sharp styling and a distinctive driving experience, we expect the all-new 208 and the all-new e-208 to challenge the norm in this sector of the market.”
Update 26.08.2019: The order books for the entire new 208 and e-208 model line-up in the UK were officially opened on 22 August. Deliveries of the BEVs are expected to begin in early 2020. Interested parties can place a refundable £500 reservation to save a space in the production list.