The mid-life updated Peugeot e-208 electric hatchback has been revealed globally, with it finally confirmed to come to Australia during 2024.

    The Peugeot e-208 was first revealed in 2019 alongside the regular, second-generation combustion-powered 208 but it has been off limits until now.

    Further details including Australian specification for the e-208 and specific launch timings will be announced “in due course”. For now Australian customers can register their interest on the Peugeot Australia website.

    Globally the Peugeot e-208 is powered by a front-axle mounted electric motor producing 115kW of power, and uses a 51kWh battery pack.

    Peugeot claims the e-208 has 400km of range on the combined WLTP cycle. When plugged into a 100kW DC fast-charger the battery is claimed to charge from 20 to 80 per cent in less than 25 minutes.

    It’s worth noting there are range of new 48V mild-hybrid powertrains available on the regular 208, but these aren’t confirmed to be coming to Australia.

    A highlight of this updated Peugeot e-208 is its refreshed looks inside and out.

    The front end of the e-208 now has a similar design language as the updated 508 liftback and wagon, as well as the updated 2008. The frontal lighting signature comprises three long vertical “light claws”.

    The rear of the e-208 has also been reworked to include a black strip that houses the tail lights that have three horizontal “claws”.

    On the inside the e-208 comes with a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This infotainment system can receive software updates over-the-air.

    On the safety front, the Peugeot e-208 comes with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
    • Driver attention alert
    • Road sign recognition

    Globally, the refreshed Peugeot 208 line-up is available in three different variants: Active, Allure and GT.

    At this stage it’s unclear which e-208 variant or variants will be offered locally. The e-2008 electric crossover that’s set to arrive locally later in 2023 is only offered in a single GT specification.

    Another thing that’s unclear is how much the Peugeot e-208 will cost locally. The Peugeot e-2008 which will use a previous version of e-208’s electric powertrain is priced at $59,900 before on-road costs.

    The light electric car segment has been heating up locally however, with the MG 4, BYD Dolphin and GWM Ora all currently priced in entry-level form at under $40,000 before on-roads.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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