If you're looking for bigger then this is definitrly the right choice since the Kona is actually smaller than the Ioniq in may ways. It looks way bigger than it really is!I am tempted to try this. I had a Hyundai Ioniq from them before which was great but am looking for something a little bigger. I was looking for a Kona but they don't have any available so am tempted to try to E-2008.
I've ended up ordering the DS3 Crossback because it was available a month sooner than the 2008. I am a bit concerned about the range so will see how it goes. Real world range appears to be similar to the 38kwh Ioniq. I have a 106 mile round trip commute and no charging at work so I hope it will get me there and back!Just remember that the PSA Cars, especially the larger ones like the DS3 Crossback and Peugeot e-2008 here are quite inefficient, especially as the weather gets poorer. As long as you aren't regularly doing long trips and have a good option for regular charging at home or work for example you should be fine. Just something to bear in mind especially when coming from a Hyundai which is considered the king of efficiency by many.
From what I’ve heard from DS3 subscribers, that might be cutting it fine in the depths of winter. What sort of journey is it? Motorway or A roads? And the terrain? Will you be setting off each morning with 100% SoC?I have a 106 mile round trip commute and no charging at work so I hope it will get me there and back!
Yeah it's looking that way. Will give it a go in Aug/Sep and see how close it gets. Will swap it for something else if it's too tight or go back to the Ioniq.From what I’ve heard from DS3 subscribers, that might be cutting it fine in the depths of winter. What sort of journey is it? Motorway or A roads? And the terrain? Will you be setting off each morning with 100% SoC?
Thanks, that is reassuring. The benefit of getting through Onto is if it doesn't work out I will swap it for something else. By mid-winter I expect I will either have got something on a longer term lease or bought (looking at the Skoda Enyaq) or the traffic will be so bad again that I will go back to commuting by train! The other option is leaving the electric at home and commuting in the 2L diesel Sharan. Bad for the environment but will comfortably get me there and back!You’ll have no problem with a106 mile round trip in mid winter. The car has the same underpinnings and gubbins as all the other PSA Group cars. Whilst slightly disadvantaged when compared to the e-208 and the Corsa-e because of the increased weight, you’ll still be able to achieve ~130 miles range in the depth of winter.
Using the range calculator on their website which is quite accurate, even slightly pessimistic, you’d get a range of 140 miles on a 0 deg day in Normal mode with the A/C heating on with an average speed of 60mph which, based on your route details is very optimistic. If your average speed drops to a more realistic 50mph, that range will increase to ~166 miles.
Obviously, headwinds and wet (not damp) roads will have an adverse effect on those figures. However, using the similar calculator for the Corsa-e which has the same battery and motor, when compared to my own experience over more than a year with the car is that you will do better than the calculated figures as long as you are not heavy footed.
During the depth of winter last year, on a dry but cold day (~5 deg C) with little wind, I could easily achieve 3.4 miles/kWh driving at 65mph on the motorway in Normal mode with a/c heating on. That translates to 153 miles range. So, your 106 mile round trip commute will not be a worry. Ignore the naysayers who have no experience with the actual car or it’s siblings.
Have a look at the range calculator here: DS 3 Crossback E-Tense | 100% Electric SUV | DS Automobiles
Just scroll down the page to it. Just remember that headwind should be added to the expected speed you’ll be travelling. If it’s going to be wet roads, knock another 15% off the range and you’ll be fine.