This record use of interior space could potentially lead to a larger load capacity, even though its “compact” size gives it the ability to park in extremely tight spots - even perpendicular to the pavement.
To meet this challenge, the structure of the passenger compartment has drawn inspiration from two-wheeled vehicles in terms of ergonomics: the driver controls the vehicle by adopting a new driving position - more vertical than is usual.
The colour display and the vehicle’s audio system provide an ideal setting for “smartphone” functionalities: telephone, navigation, Internet access, radio, MP3... simply by connecting your device to the USB jack, or the 12V socket.
Its characteristics give it the best possible response at start-up (0 to 30 km/h in 2.8 seconds) and excellent in-gear acceleration (30-60 km/h in 4 seconds), ensuring the driving enjoyment and safety that are hallmarks of Peugeot.
Each of the two battery packs supplying energy to the two respective electric motors are fitted under the right and left rear seats, thereby avoiding any reduction in the interior space and the storage space.
It includes all normal vehicle dynamic systems: electric power steering, suspension (double-wishbone front and rear suspension), friction damper spring assemblies offering driveability and safety levels worthy of the Peugeot marque.
The body is made up of a very light carbon structure, designed to wrap around the passenger compartment, all of which enables potential future customisation and a possibility of a variety of vehicle shapes...
Flexible (enabling their usage on surfaces as complex as the dual-bubble roof of the BB1), they provide a high yield of around 16% of energy captured (a much higher performance than current systems) to power some of the vehicle systems.
This ultra-compact, lightweight electric vehicle concept is also something of a throwback to the Peugeot VLV… three hundred and seventy seven of which were built between 1941 and 1945, meeting the needs of users throughout the Second World War.
Leave a comment