Peugeot e-208 and e-2008 updated for longer range

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Changes to the e-208 and e-2008 mechanicals and specifications mean the EV pairing offer as much as 25km more range.

Peugeot has updated its e-208 and e-2008 EVs for 2022, making some small mechanical and spec changes that have resulted in an increased driving range for both cars. Peugeot Australia has confirmed it will introduce electric vehicles from next year, but is yet to confirm exactly which models they will be.

However, next year, the Peugeot e-208 will offer a maximum claimed range of 360km according to the WLTP cycle, which is around 25km more than before. Meanwhile, the e-2008 crossover’s range jumps by 25km to a new claimed maximum of 345km, and the SUV electric vehicle would be a good suitor to Australian tastes.

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Peugeot has optimised range by fitting ultra-low rolling resistance A+ class tyres, which create less drag and therefore use battery charge more effectively.

As both cars share the same powertrain, the brand’s engineers have revised the set-up’s final drive so the models use less energy on faster roads. Ultimately, this means the motor doesn’t need to spin as fast to maintain motorway speeds, which is better for energy consumption.

Lastly, Peugeot fitted the e-208 and e-2008 with a more efficient heat pump and a new humidity sensor at the top of the windscreen, which monitors the cabin atmosphere and automatically adjusts the heating system to protect the amount of energy in the battery.

Both cars also feature the same 50kWh battery and 99kW electric motor as before, which means charging times will be identical.

When connected to a 100kW DC rapid charger, both cars will take on an 80 per cent charge in around 30 minutes. A full charge using a 7kW AC wallbox takes seven and a half hours.

The updates are set to be rolled out in Europe from the beginning of next year and, although as yet unconfirmed, right-hand drive versions will be rolled out shortly after, with Australia yet to be confirmed as one of the receiving markets.

Luke Wilkinson

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