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Peugeot e-208 gets more range and power for 2023

Peugeot has given the e-208 supermini the bigger battery from the upcoming e-308

Less than a year ago Peugeot upgraded the e-208 by giving it more range, now it’s gone even further by equipping a larger battery resulting in a maximum 248 miles of range. Peugeot says the updated e-208 will arrive in 2023.

While the new e-208 will share the same battery as its all-electric hatchback sibling, Peugeot is claiming the electric supermini will reach up to 248 miles on a charge (up from 225 miles), where the larger e-308 has a range “over 248 miles” according to the French brand. 

The new battery is a 54kWh unit (51kWh usable) and with it comes a power boost from 136bhp to 156bhp. Torque remains the same at 260Nm. Peugeot hasn’t said what performance figures we can expect but a slightly quicker 0-62mph time than the outgoing model’s 8.1 seconds is on the cards. Peugeot claims that recharging the new e-208 from 20 to 80 per cent using a 100kW public charging point will take less than 25 minutes.

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The key to the improved range, says Peugeot, is the new chemical composition used in the battery. This is also combined with a heat pump, humidity sensor, a new ratio in the gearbox and lower friction tyres. 

Visually, the new e-208 will look no different to the outgoing model. Inside we’ll see Peugeot’s i-Cockpit display, made up from a 10-inch central screen, driver’s screen and a small, flat-bottomed steering wheel. 

Peugeot hasn’t revealed pricing for the updated e-208, but we expect it will rise from the current car’s £30,195 starting price tag.

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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