PEUGEOT has continued its award-winning run in 2021, with the all-new e-208 named ‘Best Small Electric Car’ and the all-new 2008 winning the ‘Best Small SUV’ title at the annual carwow 2021 ‘Car of the Year’ Awards. PEUGEOT was also handed the ‘Manufacturer Award’ at the entirely digital event.
The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 was praised by carwow’s expert team of judges for its stylish design, extensive zero emissions range and its impressive suite of on-board features and driver aids. This year marks the second successive win for the e-208 at the carwow awards, having won the ‘Little Legend’ title last year.
The latest carwow 2021 ‘Car of the Year’ Awards win takes the PEUGEOT e-208’s tally of accolades up to five over the past year, including a win in this month’s Company Car & Van Awards 2021.
The all-new e-208 was the first new generation, fully electric vehicle from PEUGEOT, with the brand offering an electrified vehicle across its entire model range by 2023. The all-new e-208 features a 50kWh battery connected to a 100kW (136hp) electric motor and is capable of up to 217 miles* from a single charge. Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge can be completed in 30 minutes – making it ideal for fleet and private users.
PEUGEOT also picked up the highly sought-after Manufacturer Award. This award is handed to the manufacturer that has impressed the carwow team the most with its product range over the last 12 months. Carwow highlighted PEUGEOT’s work towards electrification, its new design language and practical model range as key factors that helped the brand to stand above competitors.
Mat Watson, Chief Content Officer, carwow, said: “PEUGEOT is producing some of the most stylish, desirable vehicles out there right now. Its design is so on the money – inside and out. And, better still, the manufacturer is at the forefront of the electrical revolution, with a comprehensive range of electrified and fully electric vehicles.”
The awards come after PEUGEOT increased its UK new car and van market share from 4.33% in 2019 to 4.38% in 2020, despite a difficult trading year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
* WLTP cycle, 2019 standard, corresponding to 217 miles WLTP.