Autocar has named the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 the ‘Best Electric Car’ at the ‘Britain’s Best Cars Awards’. The new awards champion the very best mainstream cars, with winners chosen by Autocar’s expert judges to reflect models that everyday motorists will want to own and drive. Judges factored in a range of criteria, including subjective aspects such as how enjoyable a vehicle is to drive.
With electric vehicles becoming increasingly popular, the full-electric all-new PEUGEOT e-208 saw off fierce competition to take the trophy. Autocar’s criteria for the award meant that contenders had to stand out and deliver uncompromising range and value, as well as proving themselves with practicality and impressing with style.
Autocar Editor Mark Tisshaw said: “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. Also for bringing with it the driving and beauty standards from the upper echelon of the fiercely-fought supermini market. Its interior is invitingly premium and offers a refreshingly different iteration of PEUGEOT’s radical i-Cockpit® design. The e-208’s on-road capability also plays a large part in reassuring first-time electric car buyers.
In an uncertain world, the e-208 takes you directly into the new mode of motoring while maintaining or enhancing all the modern standards that you’ve come to expect.”
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.
David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said: “Receiving yet more praise for our first new generation fully-electric model gives us great confidence as we continue to develop our plans to provide a fully electrified range by 2023. Being recognised in Autocar’s ‘Britain’s Best Cars Awards’ shows our electric range offers drivers the power of choice without any compromise in capability.”
The all-new PEUGEOT 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 all-new 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% charge takes as little as 30 minutes.
The all-new e-208 features PEUGEOT’s latest 3D i-Cockpit® technology. Standard from Allure upwards, the PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit® offers easy access to all driving information through the 3D digital instrument panel and features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto.
The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 also features a range of advanced driver aids, including Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning as standard, while the range-topping GT trim also provides Connected 3D Navigation and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go.