Independent retailer Furniture Village has ordered 25 Peugeot e-2008 EVs as it moves towards having a fully electric fleet.
The vehicles will be used by a mix of field managers and store managers as they travel between Furniture Village’s various UK locations, as well as used to visit customer homes.
Peugeot’s e-2008 is powered by a 50kWh battery connected to a 136hp electric motor, allowing it to travel up to 214 miles on a single charge.
It offers a range of charging options, including 100kW rapid charging capability, allowing a 0-80% charge to be completed in 30 minutes.
With zero tailpipe emissions, the e-2008 achieves a 2% Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) rate (2022/23).
The e-2008 is part of Peugeot’s electrification strategy, which will see the brand provide electrified variants of each model in its range by 2024.
Furniture Village is currently installing EV charge points at all its stores and fulfilment centres across the UK and chose the e-2008 because of its ideal size, range, as well as comprehensive specification and competitive finance offers.
Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director, Furniture Village, said, “The Peugeot e-2008 is the ideal car for us as we make the important decision to adopt a fully electric fleet – one of the steps we’re taking as a business to become more environmentally friendly.
“With its range of over 200 miles and rapid charging capability, the e-2008 is well-suited to the needs of our employees as they travel to and from our 54 stores and 12 fulfilment centres nationwide and customers’ homes.”
Julie David, Managing Director, Peugeot UK, said, “We’re thrilled that Furniture Village has chosen the e-2008 as the car with which to move to a fully electric fleet – it’s great to see companies like this leading the way in the transition to electrification.”