Electric SUVs tested: why Peugeot e-2008 price reduction was necessary

In 2020, a deluge of electric models hit the market. The Peugeot e-2008 and Mazda MX-30 appeared in the summer, but the Hyundai Kona Electric has been around for a bit longer. It dates from 2018 and is a major competitor for the Peugeot e-2008.

Accucapaciteit Peugeot e-2008 is 46 kWh

The Peugeot e-2008 has a substantial battery pack of 50 kWh, but 46 kWh is available to the user. That’s less than the massive 64-kWh battery pack with which the Hyundai Kona Electric appeared in 2018, but more than the 39.2-kWh battery with which the Kona Electric became available in 2019. Nothing goes off there anymore: 39.2 kWh is the usable capacity and it is the version that we are testing. The Mazda MX-30 has the smallest battery of this trio: 35.5 kWh on paper and 30 kWh in practice.

Hyundai Kona Electric goes far thanks to low power consumption

An efficient powertrain can make the difference in an electric car between driving home in one go or making a stopover at Fastned that can take half an hour or more.

The Hyundai Kona Electric is the most efficient with the available power. It beats both cars with an average consumption of 15.5 kWh / 100 km. The Peugeot e-2008 uses 3 kWh more, the Mazda MX-30 even almost 5 kWh. For the range, it makes a big difference whether you use 15.5 kWh per 100 kilometers, or 20.2 kWh as in the case of the Mazda.

We start calculating: the Mazda MX-30 has 30 kWh and consumes 20.2 kWh / 100 km, so you only get a full battery 148 kilometer far. The Peugeot e-2008 has 46 kWh and consumes 18.2 kWh / 100 km, which equates to a range of 253 kilometer. Strikingly enough, the Hyundai takes you equally far: 253 kilometer. His battery may not be that big, but if you use little power it is not so bad.

Electric SUVs tested: why Peugeot e-2008 price reduction was necessary

Peugeot e-2008 is King of Fast Charging

The Peugeot e-2008 scores points with its powerful DC charger. It can fast charge with 100 kW, while its competitors ‘muddle through’ with 45 kW (Hyundai) or 35 kW (Mazda). Side note: a Kona Electric with 64 kWh has a higher charging capacity than the version with 39.2 kWh (77 kW vs. 45 kW).

With a normal charging station in the district, the e-2008 and the Kona Electric charge with a maximum of 11 kW, the MX-30 uses 6.6 kW.

Conclusion: 4000 euros makes the difference

An electric car with the low power consumption of the Hyundai Kona Electric and the loading capacity of the Peugeot e-2008 would have been ideal. But you can also reason that they both have a range of 253 kilometers, so just buy the Peugeot e-2008.

But until today that was easy said then done, because the Kona Electric costs 36,795 euros and the Peugeot e-2008 was for 40,930 euros in the price list. The price reduction of 4000 euros has ensured that you can now buy a Peugeot e-2008 for 36,930 euros. That makes the electric Peugeot a lot more attractive.

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Electric SUVs tested: why Peugeot e-2008 price reduction was necessary
Electric SUVs tested: why Peugeot e-2008 price reduction was necessary

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