The new Peugeot e-208 has won the ‘Best Electric Car’ award at Autocar’s inaugural ‘Britain’s Best Cars Awards’, one of just ten new car accolades presented by Autocar in these awards.
The Peugeot e-208 was chosen by Autocar’s expert judges thanks to its interesting design, exceptional driving experience and competitive value. The vehicle saw off fierce competition to take the trophy.
“The all-new Peugeot e-208 wins its category by showing how comparatively simply users of regular cars should be able to adapt to electric motoring in the future” said Autocar Editor Mark Tisshaw. “Also for bringing with it the driving and beauty standards from the upper echelon of the fiercely-fought supermini market. The e-208’s on-road capability also plays a large part in reassuring first-time electric car buyers”.
The ‘Best Electric Car’ title adds to the all-new e-208’s growing list of award wins, having been named the 2020 European Car of the Year, and winning the ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ at the What Car? Electric Car Awards 2020.
The e-208 was the first in the brand’s new generation of electric vehicles, kicking off a strategy that aims to introduce a fully electrified range by 2023. Featuring a 136hp electric motor and a 50kWh battery, the e-208 has a zero emissions range of up to 217 miles of range (WLTP) from a single charge. Using 100kW rapid charging, an 80 percent charge takes as little as 30 minutes.