Electric Peugeot e-208 offers Valentine’s Day escapade

By CARSIFU | 14 February 2020

LONDON: The majority of Britain’s long-distance lovers could visit their partner in a full electric Peugeot e-208 without having to stop to recharge, according to exclusive research.

Thousands of long-distance couples in Britain are expected to travel to see their loved one this Valentine’s Day, with Peugeot’s research showing those in a long-distance relationship visit their partner on average 21 times a year.

Of those, 75% live less than 320km apart, comfortably within the range of the all-new, full electric Peugeot e-208.

As a result, long distance couples could visit their other half without stopping to top up their battery.

The all-new e-208 is on sale now and features a 50kWh battery and 136hp electric motor, delivering an EV range of up to 350km under WLTP guidelines.

Nearly half of long-distance relationships rely on cars and driving an EV would bring significant cost savings.

Under domestic charging, the e-208 can achieve similar total costs of ownership to an equivalent petrol counterpart.

The steep costs of visiting long-distance partners is a problem for nearly a third of all couples who had to postpone or cancel at least one visit due to financial reasons.

David Peel, managing director of Peugeot UK, said: “Electric cars could be the solution to three-quarters of all long-distance couples in the UK.

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