The battle for the cheapest electric vehicle in Australia has a new contender, or at least temporarily thanks to a runout deal just launched by Peugeot Cars Australia. Until June 30th or until stocks last, the Peugeot E-2008 electric SUV is priced at $39,990 drive away or at a massive $22,632 discount on its retail price in a runout deal before the facelifted version is launched later in the year. It’s unclear how many E-2008s are in stock, but we expect them to be sold quickly at this price.

At this discount, the E-2008 is priced towards the bottom end of the local EV market and equal to the new pricing for the entry-level MG 4 51kWh Excite and $1,200 less than the BYD Dolphin, though still $4,000 more than the GWM Ora‘s also-temporary EOFY price. But all of these temporary pricepoint rivals are all hatchbacks, whereas the Peugeot is a small SUV, increasing its new value equation further.

Under the bonnet of the Peugeot E-2008 is a 100kW/260Nm electric motor that drives the front wheels. That is fed by a 50kWh lithium-ion battery that can be charged from 0 to 80 per cent in as little as 30 minutes (using a 100kW fast charger) or around five hours with an 11kW AC charger. The claimed range for the e-2008 is 328km on the WLTP cycle – just 22km less than the MG 4 51.

E-2008 standard equipment:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic rain- and dusk-sensing all-LED exterior lighting with front and rear daytime running lights
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Leather and suede upholstery
  • Heated and auto-folding mirrors
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-colour LED ambient lighting
  • Electric driver’s seat with massaging functionality
  • Heated front seats
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 10-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • AM/FM/DAB+ digital radio
  • 4x USB ports

E-2008 safety equipment:

  • Six airbags
  • Auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality
  • Lane keeping assistance
  • Auto high beam
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Reversing camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic parking functionality

The runout price for the Peugeot E-2008 will last only until June 30th, or until stocks last. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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Jake is the veteran automotive journalist in the DiscoverAuto team having been in the industry since 2017. His first word was Volvo, he nitpicks every piece of practical design and has an unhealthy obsession for cars that feature rain-activated headlights.

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