Because it's more straightforward than a combustion engine, having an electric motor frees you of a number of maintenance requirements. You'll no longer need an oil change, or to change belts, bulbs or oil filters, meaning you'll need to go to the garage less often and you'll save money! What's more, an electric vehicle doesn't have a gearbox, which will also make life easier and will avoid costly maintenance bills.
Nevertheless, just because the maintenance is less restrictive doesn't mean you can neglect it altogether. By following a few recommendations, you will be able to fully enjoy the long-term benefits of a driving experience only a PEUGEOT electric vehicle can offer.
It goes without saying that driving an electric car doesn't mean you don't have to change the tyres at regular intervals. It is of course also still necessary to ensure the full functionality of the brakes, steering, suspension, wipers and all of the mechanical features that ensure passenger safety.
Please note that maintenance of the brakes on an electric vehicle isn't required as frequently. Because the energy recovery system slows the vehicle when the driver is no longer accelerating, the brake pads are used far less and therefore wear down much slower.
Maintenance specifically for electric vehicles
Quite simply – there isn't any. The only thing to keep an eye on is the battery, but that doesn't require any particular attention. To optimise its lifespan, it is simply advised that you avoid regularly charging it to 100% or, conversely, allowing the charge to drop below 20% too often.
Summary of maintenance to be carried out on the e-208 or the e-2008: