French Lion Electrified - Peugeot e-2008 launched in Singapore
Singapore - The newest player to jump onto the EV bandwagon here, is none other than French automaker, Peugeot.
We took the 1.2-litre ICE 2008 out for a spin some time ago, and liked how it paired an everyday drive with design quirks you’d think would stop at conceptualisation. The e-2008 is the latest addition to the 2008 range, and also their first electric car here, in a very long time.
Visually, the differences between the ICE car and the e-2008 are slight, most notably, there is a revised body-coloured grille and an e-monogram on the front fender. The 2008 range is also to receive the unique PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit, featuring a holographic floating speed display.
Peugeot’s new EV is priced a shade under $79k, excluding COE. Like its German sibling, the Opel Mokka-e, buyers can breathe a (very slight) sigh of relief, as the e-2008 qualifies as Category A COE car.
An electric motor replaces the three-cylinder engine here, producing 130hp (97kW) and 260Nm. It gets its power from an underfloor battery, with a capacity of 50kWh, which gives the e2008 a maximum range of 345km (WLTP). Peugeot says that the battery can be charged from 0 to 80% in just 30 minutes, utilising a 100kW DC charger; while a 20 to 100% charge can be completed using an 11kW AC charger within 4 hours.
The e-2008 is available now at Peugeot’s local dealer, Auto France.
PHOTOS Jay Tee & Clifford Chow