Of the 550 fully electric vehicles registered in July, 92 of them were the Peugeot e-208s. There were 80 Polestar 2s registered and 40 Kia EV6s.
Peugeot Marketing Manager Noah Robertson said Kiwis might be surprised by that result but he wasn’t.
“We’re thrilled to see the e-208 top the sales list in July. It’s clearly an outstanding car having won AA/Driven’s 2021 Car of the Year award for the Clean & Green BEV category,” said Robertson.
The e-208 has a potential range of up to 382km on a full charge, deploying power through a 100kW and 260Nm electric motor to the front wheels.
Peugeot offers the e-208 from $63,990 plus ORC. With the Clean Car rebate taken into account, the net price comes to $55,365.
For the first time in more than 15 years, Peugeot also featured in the top 10 best-selling brands in New Zealand this year.