2023 Peugeot e-208 boosts the power and range

Max McDee, 27 September 2022

Peugeot has just announced the 2023 version of its e-208, which brings more power and more range. The French automaker's smallest electric hatchback will use the tech from its bigger sibling, the e-308.

2023 Peugeot e-208 - changes are hidden underneath the same body 2023 Peugeot e-208 - changes are hidden underneath the same body

The upgrades start with the new electric motor, it will produce 156 HP (115 kW) which is a healthy 20HP increase over the current model. The torque figure will remain the same at 260Nm . Peugeot didn’t provide any details on the new model’s acceleration, most likely it will be a modest improvement over the already decent 8.1s 0 to 100 km/h sprint on the current model.

The new battery pack is not as revolutionary as the company wants us to believe, it uses the same 400V architecture. It has a slightly larger usable capacity of 48.1 kWh, the predecessor came with a 45kWh usable battery that gave it 340km of WLTP range. The new, larger battery promises to deliver 400km on the same, WLTP cycle. That’s a decent improvement from a battery pack that is the same size and weighs the same, the improvements come simply from more efficient battery design and adoption of newer technology.

2023 Peugeot e-208 boosts the power and range

Peugeot has been tweaking Europe's best-selling electric hatchback over the last couple of years. There were changes implemented recently that involved a new, more efficient heat pump, new low resistance tyres and battery management upgrades. Those little tweaks improved the original e-208 launched in 2019, but the new battery and motor are taking full advantage of the previous improvements and making the e-208 a more polished electric car.

The 2023 Peugeot e-208 can be charged for 20% to 80% in about 25 minutes, if you have access to a 100kW DC fast charger.

Good looking interior of the new e-208 Good looking interior of the new e-208

The e-208 has sold over 110,000 units since it was launched in 2019, it is the best-selling electric hatchback in Europe and it is the best-selling electric car in its native France. Peugeot is eyeing up new markets and after the e-208 success in the UK, the company is looking towards Australia to expand its right-hand drive offering. Our readers down under will be pleased to know that Peugeot is planning to bring not only the e-208, but its entire lineup of electric cars to Australia.

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  • Anonymous

Nice! Thanks a lot. That surely is interesting.

Good question - it sounds like a simple solution to make the tires narrower but then we would loose grip witch would be a bad thing - electric cars are heavier and cornering on narrower tires would be tricky, especially in wet. Tire companies came up...

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