All-New Peugeot e-208 has won Best Small Car in WhatCar’s inaugural Electric Car Awards. Branded a “top-notch small car“, it puts the competitors to shame, including the Audi A1.
The all-new e-208, PEUGEOT’s first, new generation full electric vehicle, continues its award-winning run, taking home the ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ award at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards. The all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 was named the ‘European Car of the Year’ earlier this year.
The What Car? panel of expert judges were impressed by PEUGEOT’s unique philosophy of ‘choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain’, which allows buyers to choose between the full electric all-new e-208, or the petrol and diesel variants of all-new 208, with no compromise in practicality, specification or capability.
PEUGEOT’s “eye-catching” interior in the all-new e-208 Allure Trim also scored high with the What Car? judges. The panel praised the new interior with PEUGEOT’s latest 3D i-Cockpit® for both its looks and suite of technology and driver safety features. PEUGEOT’s supple suspension and practical real-world range also scored highly.
The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 comes with an electric 50kWh, 136hp powertrain that’s capable of up to 217 miles of range (WLTP) from a single charge. It supports rapid charging of up to 100kW, reaching 80% charge in as little as 30 minutes.
What Car? Editor, Steve Huntingford, said: “All things considered, the e-208 is the best small electric car you can buy. It has a good real-world range, the suspension does a great job of keeping you comfortable, and the interior is as eye-catching as it is classy. We particularly like the Allure Premium version, because it’s attractively priced, but still comes with loads of kit, including climate control, wireless phone charging and a 10.0in infotainment system with phone mirroring.“
David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said: “The all-new e-208 is our first new generation full electric vehicle, and it’s great to see it immediately recognised by both the industry and the buying public. At PEUGEOT, we’re following a unique philosophy around the ‘power of choice’ that allows buyers to choose the right powertrain that suits their needs. Our electric vehicles come with the same practical features as their petrol or diesel vehicle counterparts, with no compromise in capability, interior space or technology. We are very honoured to receive the ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ award from What Car?”