I happen to come across the new e-208 while looking at new Zoe.Yes, I made a similar comment up the thread. The problem with choosing an EV is the need to match the quoted "range" to your usage profile but getting lured in by a headline figure that needs 1/3 taken off it because your commute is 100% motorway then another 20% because it's winter then another 20% because the battery's old then another 20% because the manufacturer either lied or can't make an efficient battery system. We've ended up taking a safety factor of 4x on the WLTP vehicle range vs our normal commute before we felt comfortable.
Belfast to Dublin is 100+ miles, so on the same basis I'd need 400 miles of WLTP range to make that trip one way without stopping in winter, on the motorway, etc.
Adrian, writing this has made me curious - what were your expectations about using this car for your most frequently made journey? How far is it and how many recharges per trip were you hoping for before you drove the e-208?
Charles Hurst motors in Belfast has huge site with lots of dealerships .
I simply walked around other brands after looking at the Zoe to see what they had.
Peugeot where insited this car would do quoted range.
Was nice car so thought I would call there bluff.
Here we are ...
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