The Peugeot e-208 hatch is a direct competitor for the Renault Zoe with similar price point, a little bit quicker off the mark but with a little less range (340kms for the e-208 as opposed to 395kms for the Zoe). The vehicle’s body shell is the same as the fossil versions with a few subtle differences. The li-ion water cooled battery pack is housed under the back and front seats unlike the skateboard arrangement seen in more built from scratch modern EVs. There are four versions for the e-208 starting with the e-208 Active starting without incentives at AUD $55k, the Allure and then two models in the GT line. The higher spec GT line includes enhanced safety features such as Active Safety Braking system, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and quite a bit more. The top spec’d GT line is about an extra $7k. Don’t expect to see this vehicle in Australia any time soon. According to Peugeot Australia managing director Ben Farlow, “Along with other electrified products, we will only (introduce them) when the consumer demand and business case stack up.” Roll on the Chinese imports.