What Car? says...
Designing an electric car presents designers with a quandary. Do they go traditional or take a more avant-garde approach? In the case of the Peugeot e-2008, you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference between it and any another 2008 that whizzed by; the electric version looks just the same from the outside as the regular petrol and diesel versions.
The flipside is to go all out and deliver an electric vehicle (EV) that looks as cutting edge as a 3D-printed space station: bold, different and clearly contemporary to anyone that claps eyes on it. The BMW i3 and Volkswagen ID.3 exemplify this alternative approach.