New 2023 Peugeot e-208 to offer up to 248 miles of range

The French carmaker, Peugeot, has recently shown the updated e-208 for the 2023 model year. Peugeot's smallest electric hatchback will borrow technology from its larger sibling, the e-308.

The improvements begin with the new electric motor, which will deliver 156 HP (115 kW), a healthy 20 HP boost over the existing model. The torque level, however, will remain same; the business determined that 260 Nm is sufficient for a sporty driving. Peugeot did not provide any data about the new model's acceleration, although it is expected to be a slight improvement over the current model's 8.1-second sprint from 0 to 100 km/h.

The new battery pack is not as innovative as the corporation would have us think, as it employs the same 400 V design as the previous one. It features a slightly bigger useful capacity of 48.1 kWh, compared to the predecessor's 45 kWh battery, which provided 340 km of WLTP range. The new, bigger battery is expected to provide 400 km on the same WLTP cycle. That's a significant improvement over a battery pack of the same size and weight; the gains are due to more efficient battery design and technology.

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 anm motor are taking full advantage of the previous improvements and making the e-208 a really good electric car.

The 202 Peugeot e-208 can be charged for 20 percent to 80 percent of the battery capacity in about 25 minutes, while using a 100 kW DC fast charger, unfortunately the e-208 doesn’t accept any higher charging speeds.

Since its premiere in 2019, the e-208 has sold over 110,000 units, making it the best-selling electric hatchback in Europe and the best-selling electric car in France. Peugeot is hoping to extend its right-hand drive option in Australia, after the success of the e-208 in the United Kingdom. Our readers in Australia will be thrilled to learn that Peugeot intends to introduce not only the e-208, but its whole array of electric vehicles, to Australia.

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