Peugeot e-208 review - the BEST electric car for under £30k?

10 יול 2020
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This is the Peugeot e-208! It’s almost identical to the recently released 208, only unlike the regular small hatchback, it’s all-electric! Hiding within the e-208 you’ll find a 50kWh battery pack and a 126hp electric motor, and you can expect to achieve a range of around 217 miles in it. As for the price? Well, it doesn’t come cheap, starting at around £29,000 - and that’s after UK buyers receive a £3,000 government grant for buying electric! So does this new player have what it takes to beat already established EVs such as the Nissan Leaf or Renault Zoe? Join Mat for this review to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:32 Electric Motor
01:26 0-60mph
02:18 Brakes
02:36 Drivetrain
03:01 Daily Driving
05:17 Exterior Design
06:38 Interior
07:58 Back Seats
08:32 Boot
09:02 Annoying Features
10:21 Good Features
11:11 Trims
12:11 Verdict
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  • What do you think - can you name a better car for under £30k?!

    carwowcarwow3 חודשים לפני
    • Btw why the car manufacturers dosnt add gears to electric cars?

      layne travislayne travis18 ימים לפני
    • Honda e

      layne travislayne travis18 ימים לפני
    • Electric? same price category? clearly not...

      Eric LalouetteEric Lalouetteחודש לפני
    • In my view have better quality from Tesla

      Harry FotopoulosHarry Fotopoulosחודש לפני
    • Car brand famous for electrical problems now makes electrical cars what can go wrong

      Jan KoperJan Koperחודש לפני
  • The most attractive electric car I've seen, outside and inside. Still too expensive for me though.

    Paul APaul A2 ימים לפני
  • Those black bars make the weels look tiny.

    Rupert JungRupert Jung2 ימים לפני
  • why is there so much wheel gap between the tires and the fenders? Even the dash-graphic of the car doesn't have this big gap!

    Peter HaasPeter Haas3 ימים לפני
  • What cost the battery ??????? What cost the charger if it is going bad? Can it be repair it ??? I think they miss the point on the electric car questions here. Take for example Peugeot ion. The car after 8-10 years develop charger problem. Charger to change 4300 Euros because you cannot buy separately the parts to reaper it! Who would buy a car when the tire is flat and in the workshop you are told that the gearbox have to be replaced with the tire because they work together ???!!!! Everything is vin coded so you cannot buy used parts and replaced. Battery last about 15 years and cost until yet 10.000 Euros! Even if a small problem occurs with the battery you must change all the battery. So consider to give after 15 years 15.000 Euros for maintains. That’s no Green driving! This car cost more to drive than a normal gasoline car!

    Matheos GeorgatzisMatheos Georgatzis7 ימים לפני
  • 205 gti was 9.2 to 60mph.... Ill get my coat

    1x2x3xdk1x2x3xdk8 ימים לפני
  • Had our e208 for just 9 days before it broke down with a traction fault. We had only driven 102 miles. The car is potentially dangerous. My wife was driving home from work when it just suddenly stopped on a 40mph road with no warning. It has been with the dealer a week now. First it was a software glitch now they are going change the motor. My advice to anyone is...DON’T BUY IT. Google it, there a lot of people having problems with this car...

    Andy RadsAndy Rads16 ימים לפני
  • Evs need at least 500 in range otherwise I'd never buy one

    Jake NicholaidesJake Nicholaides22 ימים לפני
  • OnePlus gang!

    juan noel fuentesjuan noel fuentes23 ימים לפני
  • This or bmw i3?

    2good2be4gotten2good2be4gottenחודש לפני
  • Looks like motoring will return to being a rich man’s thing in future. This thing costs £33k, a fast charging point another £900, and a house with a drive an extra £10k compared to one on a road. Yes, there are government grants that reduce the first two of these at the moment, but if there’s no longer any fossil fuel taxes being collected the government will start collecting those missing taxes from EV drivers. So your little hatchback will prob cost £40k. Maybe that’s the plan, as there’s only enough lithium reserves in the world to make a fraction of the total number of cars presently on the road, which reserves are running out as v.little is recycled and batteries lose their ability to hold enough charge after 10yrs.

    DoublethinkDoublethinkחודש לפני
  • 我不能接受啊⋯⋯他就好的朋友

    Gil FernandesGil Fernandesחודש לפני
  • Bill Gates reviews the Peugeot E-208

    ThatSnowTrooperThatSnowTrooperחודש לפני
  • Matt in two years, if you want me to open the drivers door click on the banner right here, if you want me to start the car click on this banner right here

    Harmeet GillHarmeet Gillחודש לפני
  • There's nothing "best" about a car that COSTS DOUBLE compared to a 'regular' 208, and gets HALF the range. 'Pay get less'??? Consumers aren't that gullible...or stupid. You won't see tons of these, e208's, on the roads or highways. NOPE!

    jaro essajaro essaחודש לפני
    • Sure, more expensive to buy. But longterm its much cheaper.

      Seb CSeb Cחודש לפני
  • Why is the 0-60 time so important in car reviews? Youre never gonna floor it at the lights are you.

    Stephen YardeStephen Yardeחודש לפני
    • Why important? It's not, but EV's offer almost no advantages over ICE vehicles. So EV fanboys and YT'ers think they can sway you into thinking they are great if they mention the instantaneous torque and speed. I'm confident in saying that the 0-60 thing is probably at the bottom of the list, as a feature, for 90% of car buyers.

      jaro essajaro essaחודש לפני
  • This car looks and sounds so much better than the Zoe... And for similar prices... Why even bother about the Zoe?

    Yohan LokeshYohan Lokeshחודש לפני
  • Peugeot and electric! Something tells me it won’t be the most reliable car on the road.

    John RitchieJohn Ritchieחודש לפני
  • Somehow all the French cars have the most annoying sounds. Just the turn signal is atrocious on most.. And then the different alarms. Low Fuel, door open,.... Why do they make it so one hates their own car

    ReinulfReinulfחודש לפני
  • In Greece the government ,subsidize the electric cars, so the price here is -7000, so ~22000 euros. A very good deal.

    misterPAINMAKERmisterPAINMAKERחודש לפני
  • honest opinion, those "fangs" are ruining what is otherwise, a wonderful design

    Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and RamdomnessYanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomnessחודש לפני
  • Gonna be interesting seeing used market for these cars and how they do or don’t hold value, and IF anyone would splash cash on used electric motors.

    Jon ReedJon Reedחודש לפני
  • Sorry electric cars are just not ready for the mass market. Battery charging systems are so slow and antiquated. We need a full charge within 5 min and a true real world figure of 400 plus miles on a full charge which includes using the lights on the car and air conditioning, basically the usual things we use in cars. The usual full charge range figures given by manufacturers are given with air condition and driving lights switched off and no radio or phone charging. Dose the car manufacturers of this world really think the general public are idiots?

    Alan Howe Music Rhythm Guitar PlayerAlan Howe Music Rhythm Guitar Playerחודש לפני
    • Hear hear!! Same thing I tell my audience at the regional seminars I give on EV's. Until you see price parity, recharge parity and range parity when compared to ICE vehicles, EV's won't see any mass adoption anytime soon.

      jaro essajaro essaחודש לפני
  • Hmmmm.....government mean extra 3k car makers can take from the government!! Isnt to benefit the buyer!!!

    craig brookecraig brookeחודש לפני
  • Value for money with such quality I doubt you can find another car to compare

    Harry FotopoulosHarry Fotopoulosחודש לפני
  • French engineering made a small miracle!

    Harry FotopoulosHarry Fotopoulosחודש לפני
  • For me the e208much better from Tesla!This car sells like hotcake in South Europe

    Harry FotopoulosHarry Fotopoulosחודש לפני
  • Those black wheel arches look hideous

    CalgarGTXCalgarGTXחודש לפני
  • You don't like the car, or the French Car now

    Daniel 2020Daniel 2020חודש לפני
  • Regarding 'I wonder if a manufacturer would put fake exhausts on an electric car'.... actually, I believe the e-Golf has two look-alike vents, similar to ICE Golfs.

    Mar WMar Wחודש לפני
  • Why grill on EV????? Whats the point????

    No NameNo Nameחודש לפני
  • "This particular car has a rattle in the doo...."no sir, that's an included feature in the French cars !

    CoLoNeLC4CoLoNeLC4חודש לפני
  • Thirty grand for an electric car, no thanks.

    SpunkyBallsSpunkyBalls2 חודשים לפני
    • Exactly! Not when you can buy the SAME EXACT LOOKING version in a 'regular' 208 at HALF the price and DOUBLE the range. You won't see many of these on the highways.

      jaro essajaro essaחודש לפני
  • Why must buy this France bullshit?!

    Soheil MalekqashqaiSoheil Malekqashqai2 חודשים לפני
  • Could you please make a video about its Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function on the motorway? Thanks again..

    B DB D2 חודשים לפני
  • one too much "click there" dislike.

    GraveUypoGraveUypo2 חודשים לפני
  • The problem is: it's a French car

    Pippo PallaPippo Palla2 חודשים לפני
  • steel wheels.... great none of that curbing crap.... more steel wheels please

    dominic tripperdominic tripper2 חודשים לפני
  • I think I have only ever seen him say "go right ahead and buy it" about Peugeots! They have very clearly upped thier game.

    JackJack2 חודשים לפני
  • Surprised you still haven’t done a head-to-head review of the MG ZS EV vs Mazda MX-30...

    AMAM2 חודשים לפני
  • Can you review a Zoe Z.E.50

    Jack HoneJack Hone2 חודשים לפני
  • Hi Matt will u do Renault Zoe review or idk why not e-208 vs this one???

    Mattia PaolinoMattia Paolino2 חודשים לפני
  • Hi. Great channel ! Would appreciate it if you talked this year about the available commercial solutions (if any...) and the price for replacing the electric batteries in all these EV or phev cars. Just did a Tesla Model 3 test drive in Europe and as of now, battery replacement is 20 000 EUR. Doesn't this simply rule out these cars beyond their warranty deadline or as pre-owned cars for the greatest majority of people ? As of today what guarantee is there to have a compatible commercially available and affordable solution to replace the EV / PHEV battery beyond 160 000 kms or 8 years let's say ? Best.

    Didier GrasDidier Gras2 חודשים לפני
  • This already looks yesteryears. Model 3, the ID3 and the Honda e all look more likeable. What's with that stupid Dracula teeth on the headlights anyway.

    Desirable JodieDesirable Jodie2 חודשים לפני
  • 9:11 Peugeot: *Cheering that Matt is fucking gone* Peugeot: Fuck off Numberjacks in a nutshell

  • Did anyone noticed that when Matt is in the car,he exactly looks like Bill Gates due to his hair style and glasses?

    Mr Stick3rsMr Stick3rs2 חודשים לפני
  • Great one Matt, great one...

    Georgi DGeorgi D2 חודשים לפני
  • Which do you think is better, the Leaf or this 208, and why?

    LukasLukas2 חודשים לפני
  • These videos are becoming unwatchable with all the bloody adverts

    Paul PorterPaul Porter2 חודשים לפני
  • I'm not willing to spend my life charging electric cars

    roody louroody lou2 חודשים לפני
    • Err you don't? You set it to charge and then you can go away and do something else.

      Detritiv0reDetritiv0re2 חודשים לפני
  • Could you make a comparison between e-208 and e-2008? :D

    Herr MittmannHerr Mittmann2 חודשים לפני
  • Should be RWD and sit lower. Shame

    Christopher O'GradyChristopher O'Grady2 חודשים לפני
  • 1:04 I think you meant kilo watt instead of kilo watt hour

    League359League3592 חודשים לפני
    • Nope

      brbbrb2 חודשים לפני
  • ♻️🔋👏💪🔝❤️

    Matteo TortelloMatteo Tortello2 חודשים לפני
  • Just buy cheapest model3

    eddie paneddie pan2 חודשים לפני
  • nope.

    Are DubAre Dub2 חודשים לפני
  • I think you should try to be less critical of charging times... You complained about it having a 22 hour charge on a 3-pin plug but that isn't even included with the car... The overwhelming majority of EV owners will opt to use a 7Kw wall charger at home or work etc. (Which the government also give you a grant towards)

    Ruaridh MacleanRuaridh Maclean2 חודשים לפני
  • Bit OTT presentation, Mat.

    Gonads1259Gonads12592 חודשים לפני
  • You’re not buying into the EV thing, are you Matt?

    Alan JenkinsonAlan Jenkinson2 חודשים לפני
  • Never driven a Peugeot before. Test drove this earlier in the month and absolutely loved it. Like getting in a go-kart. Put an order in that day.

    Ben CarsonBen Carson2 חודשים לפני
  • I think it's a tad too expensive

    MrMarty77MrMarty772 חודשים לפני
  • R5 + 205 + 308 + 3008 + 508 = 208

    sancho jadonsancho jadon2 חודשים לפני
  • Lots of money went into the design. Not alot of money was left for quality.

    Carpe diemCarpe diem2 חודשים לפני
  • What would happen if that alarm were going off at the airport and someone would scream its a bomb!!!!!! ???

    Terry LestrangeTerry Lestrange2 חודשים לפני
  • If it's a better car you're asking for, then Corsa, the differences that exist make it a better car. 208 is not trying to be good, it's trying to trick you into thinking it's a luxury car, that's all it's trying to do. Being good... is the last... thing it tries to be.

    DjeseretDjeseret2 חודשים לפני
  • Can you review the new Corsa? I know its not an exciting car but would be interested to see it.

    SheldonSheldon2 חודשים לפני
    • Corsa has 12 km longer range according to tests in Norway. Being good is actually quite exciting because it means you can perform while those who are just surface and big words fail in reality - and failing is NOT exciting...

      DjeseretDjeseret2 חודשים לפני
  • Arches and alloys are vile 🤮

    Richard HRichard H2 חודשים לפני
  • The ‘best electrical car’ is like saying best form of VD.

    DoublethinkDoublethink3 חודשים לפני
  • The rims looks like plastic-wrapped ☹️

    Yurry Aditya PratamaYurry Aditya Pratama3 חודשים לפני
  • Rediculous price. Why are we being ripped off with ev prices!!!!

    Douthinkesawus TVDouthinkesawus TV3 חודשים לפני
    • ohh please, same with new phone

      Eric KwokEric Kwok2 חודשים לפני
  • Totally agree Mat. Peugeot have nailed this perfectly.

    Simon ThomasSimon Thomas3 חודשים לפני
  • I’ve bought one of these. It costs less than the 300bhp petrol Audi that I had . Off the line to about 30mph it’s pretty much just as fast. Nobody follows me home now to see where I park so they can steal it. My fuel bill is now zero instead of over £120 per month because I live near a free charger. I’ve got Apple CarPlay which I didn’t have before and there’s no more having to pay Audi for map updates. Waze gives me instant traffic information. My insurance is less. It’s a different kind of fun, go test drive one. I drove the E Tron and the Tesla M3P but chose the e208 because it does what I want, looks good and costs way less than those. I like that it looks almost the same as the ICE versions, I didn’t want to drive a fashion experiment. And the best bit is the cool yellow paint is the no cost option. Well played Peugeot.

    R HR H3 חודשים לפני
  • they should bring cars to India Love this brand

    Saurabh OdeyarSaurabh Odeyar3 חודשים לפני
  • I do not see how someone would buy it at that price XD

    Carlos RojasCarlos Rojas3 חודשים לפני
  • If you read off charge times lists, you might want to preface it with "from completely empty to completely full" since nobody ever charges like that in an ev so those times are useless.......

    Sasquatch 2001Sasquatch 20013 חודשים לפני
  • Hi Matt you really need to review the Honda e. Really look forward to your video on it!

    Waqar YounasWaqar Younas3 חודשים לפני
  • *In 1998 PEUGEOT was already making ELECTRIC CARS "108"*

    TheSushirawTheSushiraw3 חודשים לפני
    • It was the 106 in 1995. But there were a few 205 electric too a bit earlier, and Peugeot VLV sold from 1941 to 1943 (377 exemplars sold). First Peugeot electric prototype dates from 1902, but never entered into production.

      SoussmeboulesSoussmeboules3 חודשים לפני
  • Looks bland, is very slow, poor battery range, long charge time, and sticks the battery under the seat instead of spread along the base so suspension problems. It'll sell to die hard fans but won't catch on. Next attempt please... Phillip.

    Phillip TemplePhillip Temple3 חודשים לפני
  • I dont see the problem with fake exhausts. I think it makes the car look better even on an electric.

    Eurovision BattlesEurovision Battles3 חודשים לפני
  • Agree but will add. Great to see efficient electric cars final coming😀👌 they are great for motorway driving just need a change net work!!!! I was first adoption of electric car and we now drive a BMW i3 33kw but need place's to charge up!!!!! . Renewable energy 😉 We don't have time to piss about if we value a future for our children nmmmm TOXIC BIG OIL FOSSIL FUEL GOING KNOW Where BAN IT ASP STOP MAKING ICE 🤔🔥🤔Would add petrol is highly TOXIC ☠️⛽☠️😭please STOP promoting toxic we all face more mass extinction 😱. #buzzofftoxic #tiedamew #StopBurningStuff

    #buzzofftoxic Blog#buzzofftoxic Blog3 חודשים לפני
  • 6:52 You scratched it? You buy it... :)

    ZeHoSmusicianZeHoSmusician3 חודשים לפני
  • Can you test the Opel E-Corsa? It is a similar car like the peugeut E-208, but a bit cheaper

    Thomas -Thomas -3 חודשים לפני
    • @IHeartMyLada Well the better part is only interior, body and crash safety, the drive system is 100% Peugeot.

      DjeseretDjeseret2 חודשים לפני
    • @Djeseret It actually died in the middle of the highway during a Hungarian road test not so long ago.

      IHeartMyLadaIHeartMyLada2 חודשים לפני
    • And a bit better...

      DjeseretDjeseret2 חודשים לפני
  • Love the segmenting of the video. Cant warm up to peugeot though. This one looks good but just the door rattle you mentioned... the build quality is just not quite there and I'd rather pay 5k more for a german car that doesnt make odd noises(vauxhall/opel not included,national embarassment) . its a small thing but I just dont want structural concerns in a product the life of me and my family depends on on the autobahn.

    MrFishbone111MrFishbone1113 חודשים לפני
  • Still troubled by the difference between kW and kWh I see (it's a 7.5 kW home charger, not 7.5 kWh). Quick crash course: * The watt (W) is the SI unit of power; 1 watt is the power applied in order to provide 1 joule (energy) over 1 second (time): power is energy divided by time. Additionally, a horsepower (hp) is also a unit of power, and 100 kW is equal to 136 hp. * The kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the amount of energy provided by a power of 1 kW, therefore 1000 W (k is the SI prefix for 10^3) over 1 hour (3600 seconds). Which means that 1 kWh is equal to 3.6 MJ (megajoules; M is the SI prefix for 10^6). Additionally, in a ballpark; 1 liter of fossil fuel has an energy equivalent, if fully burnt (100% efficiency... Your typical ICE car won't even achieve 20% at the wheel), of 10 kWh.

    Francis GaliegueFrancis Galiegue3 חודשים לפני
  • Hi Matt, fyi the charging rate is measured in kW not kWh. kWh is for the battery capacity.

    Joe BerrantJoe Berrant3 חודשים לפני
  • 6:32 jaguar do it

    CactusLifeCactusLife3 חודשים לפני
  • mg zs ev ....

    CactusLifeCactusLife3 חודשים לפני
  • How the HELL did that bloody stupid instrument panel not make it into '5 annoying things' ??

    Rob ChalmersRob Chalmers3 חודשים לפני
  • What is it whit this bullshit, from empty to 80%?!!!

    Giovanni FuchsGiovanni Fuchs3 חודשים לפני
  • We've got a 5008 and that alarm noise is on it too.

    Tim HowardTim Howard3 חודשים לפני
  • That warning chime..... Self destruct mode Activated. 😅

    Lee SullivanLee Sullivan3 חודשים לפני
  • Electric cars are way too expensive.

    RR PLAN CRR PLAN C3 חודשים לפני
  • Waiting impatiently for 3008 hybrid review 👀

    migrygmigryg3 חודשים לפני
    • Me too. I'm waiting for a 3008 Hybrid4 review and a DS7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 review too

      Leonard KornLeonard Korn3 חודשים לפני
  • Thanks, i went right out and bought one.

    CosmicMicronCosmicMicron3 חודשים לפני
  • Pop out banners don't work on mobile phone? Where majority will watch this.

    Home TechHome Tech3 חודשים לפני
  • I can you imagine how good 208 e-gti with about 150-170kW motor and gti styling would be?

    TheLastCrankersTheLastCrankers3 חודשים לפני
  • I once said the normal 208 looks like my mum when she sees me playing Minecraft. This also looks like my mum when she sees me playing Minecraft, only she is now a member of Extinction Rebellion.

    Viper TheLegendViper TheLegend3 חודשים לפני
  • Matt review the new opel corsa and the new renault clio i have waited so long for these reviews

    Victor Jennings123Victor Jennings1233 חודשים לפני
  • This is the Anti vegan electric car because it doesn't shout ,"look at me, I'm being good to the environment" when you look at it 😂

    ShimeihShimeih3 חודשים לפני
  • I have a 3008GT and I am planning to buy this a smaller

    strato stratostrato strato3 חודשים לפני