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Electric hatchback and estate model offers up to 252 miles of range and will rival VW ID 3

The new Peugeot e-308, the French firm’s crucial new entry into the electric family hatch segment, is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting from £40,050. 

Set to challenge the recently facelifted Volkswagen ID 3, the new e-308 is initially available as a hatchback, with the estate planned for sale later this year.

It's offered with a choice of three specification levels: Allure, GT and a limited-run First Edition variant. 

Entry-level Allure models, priced from £40,050, are equipped with chrome exterior trim, 19in alloy wheels, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Other standard equipment includes a reversing camera, voice recognition and sat-nav, plus safety systems such as adaptive cruise control. 

Next-step GT trim starts from £42,250 and gives the cars a more aggressive look, with a bespoke grille pattern and widened side sills. Other kit includes more powerful LED headlights, Alcantara seats, front parking sensors and a digital instrument cluster. The interior also gains aluminium trim. 

Peugeot e308 parked charging

A limited First Edition variant, which starts from £42,080, gets special seats with cloth, leather effect and Alcantara materials, plus three unique paint colours – Okenite White, Olivine Green, and Selenium Grey. 

Peugeot says the e-308 is the first EV estate from a European manufacturer. It sits on the familiar Stellantis group EMP2 architecture but introduces a new electric powertrain not yet used on any other model in the multi-brand manufacturer’s portfolio.

A front-mounted motor endows the hatchback with 156bhp, 22bhp more than the technically similar Peugeot e-208 supermini and e-2008 crossover, and 192lb ft. The firm hasn’t yet revealed performance details, but a 0-62mph time of around 8.0sec is expected.

Power is supplied by a 51kWh (usable) battery, which is only slightly larger than that used by smaller Stellantis EVs but which uses a new chemical composition comprising 80% nickel, 10% manganese and 10% cobalt for improved efficiency. It can be charged at up to 100kW, giving a 20-80% top-up time of less than 25 minutes. 


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Together with low-friction tyres, aero-focused wheel designs and a subtle aero-themed, EV-specific makeover, this means the e-308 runs at a claimed 12.7kWh per 62 miles, which Peugeot calls "a benchmark among 100% electric vehicles in the C-segment". 

The e-308 joins pure-combustion petrol and diesel options and a pair of plug-in hybrids in the 308 line-up - with which it shares the bulk of its exterior design cues and its i-Cockpit interior layout. 

The closely related Vauxhall Astra will also receive a pure-electric variant next year, with identical battery and motor hardware, priced at around the same point and similarly available in hatch and estate guises. Previously, the MG 5 EV was the only 'mainstream' electric estate car on sale.

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scotty5 20 September 2023

Over £40k for the most basic 308  and Rushi said today that EV prices are coming down.

What planet are these people on?

Mini2 20 September 2023

It's worth noting that there are heavy discounts available on the e308 already. It's been available to order for several weeks. 

used_car_meme 20 September 2023

Even then it's pricey!

gagaga 13 September 2022

So basically the same e-platform as the 208, but with a revised battery and slightly bigger motor (or the same motor with the settings turned up...).

Hopefully they can sort the range, and the post 50% charging, the Corsa-e charging slows now a lot when it's 50% full.

Oh, and winter.  They need to sort winter.  My 6 month old 3000 mile Corsa-e was showing 62 miles of range when full last winter, and that's with sparing use of the heater.

The Dr 13 September 2022

62 miles of range from a 50kw Corsa is awful. My Ioniq 5 which has a 73kw battery has been getting 328 miles of range in summer and this drops to around 280 miles in winter. If your batteries perform in a similar manner you should be getting around 190-210 miles

Mini2 20 September 2023

Feel like there's something wrong with your Corsa rather than all Corsas - 62 miles isn't normal by any stretch of the imagination.