ORDERS are now open for the new Peugeot E-308 with prices starting from £40,050 OTR MRRP.
The new E-308 is Peugeot’s first all-electric C-segment vehicle, powered by a new electric powertrain consisting of a 115kW (156hp) electric motor and a 54kWh battery providing a range of up to 257 miles (WLTP). A heat pump is included as standard for greater efficiency and comfort.
There are three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sport – whilst a “Brake” mode allows drivers to gain more miles through regeneration when the accelerator pedal is released to optimise energy recovery. With an onboard three-phase 11 kW charger included as standard, drivers can complete a full charge in 07h 20min from a 7.4kW home wallbox or 05h 46min from a 22kW accelerated public charger. Using a 100kW rapid charge, a 20-80% charge takes just 28 minutes.
The new E-308 features distinctive styling that is easily recognisable as a Peugeot. At the front, the new brand emblem sits proudly in the centre of the large vertical grille, while the fang-shaped daytime running lights frame the LED headlights, which are available with new Matrix LED Technology on GT trim for improved visibility at night. The rear features Peugeot’s distinctive three-claw light signature, while the ‘E’ badge signifies the all-electric version of the 308. A new 18-inch ‘Ottawa’ diamond cut alloy wheel has also been specifically developed for E-308 for improved aerodynamic efficiency.
Inside, the new E-308 features the latest generation Peugeot i-Cockpit with a compact steering wheel, a fully customisable digital instrument panel (with a 3D Quartz display on GT variants), a 10-inch central touchscreen with i-Connect Advanced infotainment and customisable i-Toggles.
The design of the interior has been streamlined to place driver controls within easy reach for better ergonomics. Throughout the interior, space and comfort have been optimised further, allowing for 34 litres of storage, including two smartphone slots. A heated steering wheel and heated front seats are standard, while massaging front seats are available as an option. Rear passengers can make use of two USB-C sockets, phone storage and cupholders (depending on trim level).
The new E-308 features a dedicated screen within the infotainment system for drivers to monitor all aspects of the electric powertrain. This screen displays information including energy flow from the battery to the electric motor, as well as the energy recovery when the regenerative braking mode is activated. Drivers can also see information and statistics relating to energy consumption, as well as check the battery status and program a delayed charge.
The MyPEUGEOT app which features services dedicated to the new E-308. This includes the ability to view the battery charge status, start charging remotely, schedule a charging session and program the pre-conditioning system.