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Old 10-30-2013, 06:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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An interesting read- esp the alternator delete/improved rear aero

RE: Peugout 208 Hybrid FE: Driven - PistonHeads

this I reckon could be the shape of things to come- a halfway house between the limited range of all electric, and the joy of a decent petrol engine and performance

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Brilliant, loving the tailgate arrangement, thats give me an idea....
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Brilliant, loving the tailgate arrangement, thats give me an idea....
Indeed- it looks like an ideal vehicle to assist public perception change, and a movement towards hybrids
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"Economy and racing is exactly the same," project leader Christophe Mary told us enthusiastically.
What's up with PistonHeads... first they don't hate the BMW i3, now they think a light & well-designed fuel sipper might be fun?

(Though they admit they didn't get to do anything but drive it in a straight line... those 145mm width tires would have dissapointed them, guaranteed...)

I love the visual approach to that Kammback -- black it out to put a jaunty forward-leaning character line in the rear of the car.
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What's up with PistonHeads... first they don't hate the BMW i3, now they think a light & well-designed fuel sipper might be fun?

(Though they admit they didn't get to do anything but drive it in a straight line... those 145mm width tires would have dissapointed them, guaranteed...)

I love the visual approach to that Kammback -- black it out to put a jaunty forward-leaning character line in the rear of the car.
I'm confused too- may have to buy a v8 to restore karmic balance!

Its nice to post their articles on here- its a C- change in general petrol head opinions


I'm sure the 145 tyres would be fine, assuming lift off oversteer could be caught using the throttle
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Lots of torque in an electric motor to catch lift-off oversteer!
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I must admit that Peugeot has some nice projects, altough I still have my objections towards the absence of an alternator...
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I must admit that Peugeot has some nice projects, altough I still have my objections towards the absence of an alternator...
I Imagine the lack of alternator can be overcome with regen braking to an extent?
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I must admit that Peugeot has some nice projects, altough I still have my objections towards the absence of an alternator...
Honda Insight did it, works just fine. Though they do keep the 12 volt battery & starter.
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Now I recalled, even the electric motors can also feature some generator function, in a similar fashion to the old-style DynaStart which was used in some vintage French cars

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