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The Peugeot e-208 will receive a major update next year, with a new powertrain bringing boosted power and a significantly longer range.

Set to go on sale in 2023, the updated e-208 receives the powertrain featured in recently revealed Peugeot e-308 hatchback, including a larger 51kWh battery. 

Power rises from 136bhp to 156bhp, while range improves from 225 to 248 miles.

Peugeot hasn’t yet disclosed in-depth performance figures for the Renault Zoe rival, but a 0-62mph time of less than 8.0sec is expected. 

The battery in the e-208’s new powertrain comprises 80% nickel, 10% manganese and 10% cobalt, which improves efficiency over the previous e-208. 

Peugeot said it raises average energy efficiency to 5.18mpkWh, thanks to the implementation of a heat pump, a humidity sensor, a new transmission ratio and new 16in Class A+ tyres.

Range in colder conditions has been improved, particularly at temperatures around freezing.

Retaining its maximum charging rate of 100kW, the e-208 can be charged from 20% to 80% in less than 25 minutes. 

The e-208 will once again join the 208 petrol and diesel line-up, where prices start from £21,880.

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