Peugeot EX1 Electric Concept Photos Released
It is, in fact, a two-seater roadster with a futuristic styling that has already broken several world records for acceleration from a standing start, as Peugeot says. With streamlined aerodynamics, its ultra-light structure and its two electric motors, the Peugeot EX1 has a cumulative maximum power of 250 kW (340 bhp) and four-wheel drive.
The original architecture is reportedly reminiscent of previous concept cars like the Asphalte and 20Cup, the body styling was first seen on the SR1 concept car earlier this year, while the polished aluminum components that adorn the door surrounds refer to the RCZ and BB1.
According to Peugeot, “the EX1 concept car is based on an architecture shaped like a “water droplet”, with a rear section built around two closely set rear wheels.”
The front suspension consists of a drop link double wishbone arrangement. The rear suspension comprises of a single “swinging arm” linked to a centrally mounted shock absorber which is connected via a rocker arm to provide a variable damping rate. The monocoque body structure is manufactured from a carbon/honeycomb composite to optimise weight and rigidity.
Two electric motors are used to power the EX1, one on each axle, each with a peak output of 125 kW (250 kW / 340 bhp in total), and a maximum torque of 240 Nm.
The driver, seated at floor level, drives the vehicle with two control handles, while the wind deflector allows the car to be driven on a daily basis without a helmet.
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