Peugeot e-208 cornering
The e-208 was once top of the small EV class. Can the facelift help it beat the Chinese competition?

Anyone who has been to mainland Europe in the last few years will have seen a 208. They’re everywhere. Officially the best-selling car in Europe last year, in fact. This new Peugoet e-208 has an awful lot to live up to then.Electric cars have been gaining traction in other market niches over the past decade, but increasingly tough legislation and the rapid reduction in technology costs mean that electric power is no longer purely the preserve of bigger, faster and more expensive machines.Closely related to the Vauxhall Corsa Electric, it goes toe-to-toe with the BYD Dolphin and MG4. The e-208 offers rapid charging, the range and usability to convert those buyers who have thus far been EV sceptics and a posh-ish interior. But is it good enough to be classed among the best small electric cars you can buy?