24.12.2019Top 10 Green Cars 2020 - Part 2
This mention could also include the Vauxhall Corsa-e and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, as all three are largely the same EV under the skin. It's something about the Peugeot's styling and supermini roots that win it out over its PSA Group stablemates.
Peugeot itself has said that demand was far higher than anticipated, with the e-208 having clearly caught buyers' imaginations. Considering the Peugeot has a range 217 miles on a charge and 100 kW rapid charging capabilities, it looks like the e-208 is persuading buyers that would otherwise have picked a petrol or diesel version to go electric.
Pricing starts at around £25,000 for the electric supermini, with a choice of four trims available and deliveries expected early in 2020.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
The XC40 Recharge is Volvo's first pure-electric model to make it into production - and it looks set to be a winner. Having successfully electrified its entire line-up with a PHEV option available for each model - and in some case two PHEVs - Volvo has taken the next logical step and added a pure-electric model to its range.
Sharing expertise with its Geely parent company, Volvo has drawn on the Chinese firm's expertise and combined it with it's own now extensive plug-in know-how. As such, a range of 249 miles is possible on a charge from the compact premium electric SUV.
A pair of electric motors combine for all-wheel drive and some potent performance. Expect prices around the £50,000 mark and deliveries towards the middle of 2020.