Peugeot e-2008

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This is the Peugeot e-2008, newly facelifted as of 2023. It’s Peugeot’s small electric crossover, a vehicle also available with petrol power. If it’s the latter you’re after kindly click these blue words, as it’s the battery-powered variant we’re focussing on here. It accounts for nearly a fifth of all 2008 sales and is one of the most successful small e-crossovers out there.

Even four years into its life (yes, this was a pre-Covid vehicle) the 2008 still looks pretty trim and smart. Its visual strut holds up in the face of new electric rivals as well as those yet to arrive: the Hyundai Kona Electric, the all-electric Ford Puma (due in 2024), or even if you stretch to the Cupra Born. Plus the Stellantis group cars with the same drivetrain: Vauxhall Mokka, DS 3, Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600e.

Older rivals include the very cheap MG ZS EV, Kia Soul EV and – if you don’t need the full crossover height – the Citroen e-C4.

Still, nothing’s unimprovable. So the 2008 has been made over with new three-claw front LEDs, a grille with texture in body colour, and re-shaped rear lights. Inside, we find a full 10-inch centre touchscreen with better connectivity and graphics.