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Heavy load: the e-208’s battery pack is a burden

Heavy load: the e-208’s battery pack is a burden

Heavy load: the e-208’s battery pack is a burden

You might remember me recalling some time back how a friend used to describe a mutual acquaintance as a person with a wonderful grasp of the obvious. It was meant as a put-down, for sure, but lately I've come to think it isn't the worst thing you could say about someone. I'm emboldened to say so in an era of flitting opinions where facts are casualties and real perspectives are lost. At least "the obvious" corrals salient facts; it anchors them in some manner of sequential logic.

So let me attempt to display a moderate grasp of the simple facts about, and implications of, this week's review car, the Peugeot e-208 electric hatchback.

There are petrol and diesel 208s too as the brand wants people to have a choice. It's a realistic approach because we are not going to get the EV revolution all of a sudden.