Skip advert
Advertisement

Peugeot e-2008 gets price cut to meet new plug-in car grant

Active Premium, Allure and Allure Premium versions of the fully electric Peugeot e-2008 crossover get price slash to qualify for the revised plug-in car subsidy

Peugeot e-2008

Peugeot has joined a growing number of car manufacturers slashing the price of some of their fully-electric models, to ensure they remain eligible for the Government’s revised Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). 

To qualify for the new £2,500 grant, electric vehicles must have a list price below £35,000. Previously, the grant was £3,000 on any vehicle with a list price below £50,000. 

To meet the new threshold, the company has reduced the cost of the models within the e-2008 range by £450, which means that Active Premium, Allure and Allure Premium models remain eligible for the new £2,500 grant.

Advertisement - Article continues below

This extra contribution combines with the £2,500 PiCG to mean that the total reduction of cost on an EV is £3,000, matching the Government’s previous subsidy.

The e-2008 Active Premium is priced from £30,730 after the subsidy and new price reduction, while Allure and Allure Premium versions of the e-2008 retain are priced from £31,930 and £32,280 respectively.

However, while the new £450 price reduction applies to all versions of the e-2008, not every model qualifies for the more stringent grant. GT and GT Premium models are no longer eligible, and are priced from £37,180 and £39,180. 

Other manufacturers who have reacted to changes in the qualifying criteria for the PiGC include Citroen, Kia and Vauxhall.

Citroen has knocked £550 off the top Shine Plus trim of its new e-C4 family hatchback, which it expects to be the top seller, while Kia has reduced the price of its e-Niro with the long-range 64kW battery in ‘2’ trim.

Vauxhall has also slashed the cost of its new Mokka-e Launch Edition by more than £2,000 to ensure it is eligible for the PiCG.

What are the best electric cars on sale? Click here for our top 10...

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Most reliable small cars to buy 2024
Most reliable small cars - header image
Best cars & vans

Most reliable small cars to buy 2024

We reveal the most reliable small cars you can buy, according to our latest Driver Power survey
17 Jul 2024
Most reliable 4x4s and SUVs to buy
Most reliable SUVs - header image
Best cars & vans

Most reliable 4x4s and SUVs to buy

We reveal the most reliable 4x4s and SUVs, according to our Driver Power survey
27 Jun 2024
Peugeot 2008 review
Peugeot 2008 - front tracking
In-depth reviews

Peugeot 2008 review

The Peugeot 2008 is fashionable and well-built, but it feels a little pricey compared to some close rivals
30 May 2024
Used Peugeot 2008 (Mk2, 2020-date): stylish small SUV is a second-hand bargain
Used Peugeot 2008 Mk2 - front
Used car tests

Used Peugeot 2008 (Mk2, 2020-date): stylish small SUV is a second-hand bargain

A full used buyer's guide on the Peugeot 2008 covering the 2008 Mk2 that's been on sale since 2020
20 May 2024

Most Popular

New EU worn tyre rules could save 400m tyres and £5.9 billion a year
Skoda Octavia heavy braking on a wet road surface
News

New EU worn tyre rules could save 400m tyres and £5.9 billion a year

Tyres at the 1.6mm legal minimum tread depth must still meet same performance standards as new tyres, says the EU
18 Jul 2024
It’s a shame Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover or Rolls-Royce aren't good enough for the Prime Minister
Opinion - Bentley
Opinion

It’s a shame Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover or Rolls-Royce aren't good enough for the Prime Minister

Mike Rutherford looks back at a rollercoaster week in the automotive world
14 Jul 2024
New 2024 Audi A5 is an Audi A4 in all but name
Audi A5 Avant - front action
News

New 2024 Audi A5 is an Audi A4 in all but name

The switch to odd-numbered badging for Audi’s ICE cars sees the A4 become A5, introducing a sleeker shape in the process
16 Jul 2024