Opel Astra Electric vs Peugeot e-308

This year, the Opel Astra Electric comes on the market, and as the name indicates, it is the German brand’s electric version of their extremely popular Astra. Already now it is being compared to Peugeot e-308, and the two cars are battling it out closely.

Opel Astra Electric
Peugeot e-308

Opel Astra Electric

  • Top speed: 170 km/h
  • WLTP range: 416 km*
  • Acceleration (0-100 km): 8.5 sec*
  • Drive: Front
  • Cargo volume: 352L
  • Bonnet storage space: 0L
  • Battery capacity: 54 kWh (50.8 kWh)
  • Fast charging time (31 to 248 km): 26 min
  • Seats: 5

Peugeot e-308

  • Top speed: 160 km/h
  • WLTP range: 400 km*
  • Acceleration (0-100km): 9.0 sec*
  • Drive: Front
  • Cargo volume: 412L
  • Bonnet storage space: 0L
  • Battery capacity: 54 kWh (51 kWh)
  • Fast charging time (31 to 248 km): 28 min
  • Seats: 5



Design and tech

The two cars are built off the same base, Stellantis’ EMP-V2 modular unibody platform. Similarities are therefore inevitable – such as availability in spacious saloon and station wagon body styles. Yet, the platform’s flexibility means each model channels the distinctive attributes of its parent brand beautifully.

Opel stays with the pure and bold lines associated with the Astra for this electric variant – which makes sense, given the model’s 32-year history. Amongst the changes include a sportier front bumper, new rims, and an ‘e’ on the back. Inside, there’s the famous all-digital Pure Panel, but with an intuitive human-machine interface, large E-HUD heads-up display and natural voice recognition. And of course, certified ergonomic seats.

Peugeot, too, largely keeps the 308’s lines, while elongating the front bonnet and adding aesthetic new 18-inch wheels. The marque’s signature i-Cockpit complements two 10-inch screens with customizable virtual i-toggles, so that frequently-used functions remain at hand. The screen is equipped with the latest i-Connect Advanced technology, so the driving and travelling experience is more intuitive and rewarding.


Battery and performance

Both the Opel Astra Electric and the Peugeot e-308 have a battery capacity of 54 kWh (156hp) and is driven by a new generation nickel battery. They perform similarly, delivering a torque of 270 Nm. Whichever you choose, expect a range just over 400km – perfect for longer journeys and impulsive min vacations.

The designers of both cars have prioritized efficiency with a series of tweaks, making it possible to attain remarkably low average energy consumption: 12.7 kWh per 100 km, a benchmark among 100% electric vehicles in the C segment.

Beyond those likenesses, the Opel edges ahead in initial tests, delivering a marginally higher top speed, better acceleration, and better range.

However, the Peugeot e-308 is no slouch. Its characteristic French lines, combined with the driving pleasure characteristic of Peugeot models more than compensate.


Versions and availability

The new Peugeot 308 is available in two silhouettes – sedan and estate station wagon (308 SW) – as of 2023. Drivers can choose from the marque’s Allure and GT trim levels.

Opel fans can choose from the Astra Electric and the Astra Sports Electric Tourer.

Whichever of the four versions you choose, you can be assured of bold, head-turning design, excellent range, and high performance.

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