An interesting statistic – 96% of British drivers could make their Christmas travels on a single charge in the full-electric all-new PEUGEOT e-208.
The range of the all-new e-208 is 217 miles from a single charge (WLTP) and supports 100kW rapid charging technology.
British drivers will cover 79 miles on average this Christmas to see family and friends – with the full-electric e-208 capable of making the trip twice before needing a charge*
The all-new e-208 would save each driver 15,828g of CO2 on their Christmas trip**
The majority of Brits driving home this Christmas to see friends and family could make the entire journey on a single charge of the full-electric all-new PEUGEOT e-208. The all-new 208 was recently shortlisted as one of seven finalists in the running for the prestigious European Car of the Year award, impressing judges with its assertive design and choice of powertrain.
Exclusive research by PEUGEOT UK found 96% of Brits heading to visit their families or friends this Christmas will drive fewer than 220 miles, closely matching the 217-mile range of the all-new PEUGEOT e-208*. Nearly two thirds of drivers will cover less than 100 miles to see their loved ones this Christmas, leaving plenty of range for shopping trips and outings to Christmas markets*.
The average distance covered by British motorist this festive season is 79 miles, with Londoners set to drive the furthest – covering on average 122 miles. Drivers in Northern Ireland were found to cover the shortest, averaging 59 miles.*
The all-new e-208 is available to order now with deliveries starting in early 2020, meaning it would be a suitable choice for future Christmas journeys.
Fully electric cars currently account for just 1.4% of all new car sales***, yet more than a third of respondents said they would be comfortable doing all of their Christmas travels between 23rd December and 2nd January in one*.
PEUGEOT’s research revealed that, two thirds of drivers will be stopping at least once on their Christmas travels. With the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 supports 100kW rapid charging, with an 80% charge taking just 30 minutes, meaning a service station stop-off could see drivers add another 173 miles of range to their car. The e-208 is powered by a 136hp electric motor and a 50kWh battery. With zero-emissions, the e-208 would save each driver 15,828g CO2 on their Christmas journey – with the average new car CO2 emissions rated at 124.5g/km**. As part of its commitment to electrification, PEUGEOT will offer an electrified variant of every model in the range by 2023.
David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said: “Christmas is a time many of us hit the road to see our loved ones. Though we will all be covering great distances in the coming weeks, our research shows nearly every driver in the UK could do their Christmas journey in a full-electric all-new PEUGEOT e-208. Drivers would not only save money on their Christmas journey but also significantly cut emissions.
“With the launch of the e-208, PEUGEOT is fully committed to ‘unboring the future’ and providing drivers with the option to ‘choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain’, as our new hatchback is available with a range of efficient petrol, diesel and EV powertrains across the range.”
The all-new PEUGEOT 208 is the first PEUGEOT model to show-off the 3D i-Cockpit®, standard from the Allure upwards, offering easy access to all driving information. This is displayed through the 3D digital instrument panel and the option to project this information via the colour touchscreen. The all-new e-208 has the appeal for drivers who have an interest in driving aids and safety – specifications across the range come with Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning as standard. The range-topping GT trim - which is exclusively available on the electric powertrain in the 208 range - offers a number of additional attractive features, including Connected 3D Navigation with a 3-year subscription to TomTom Live® updates, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function and fully automated parking assistance.
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*PEUGEOT commissioned research into 2,000 UK drivers – of the 2,000 drivers, 1,642 said they were driving home for Christmas to see friends and family. PEUGEOT e-208 range based on WLTP-regulation.
**https://www.smmt.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/SMMT-CO2-Summary-2019.pdfAverage new car CO2 emissions is rated at 124.5g/km – equalling 15,828g CO2 over 79 miles.