2010 Peugeot Ex1 Concept
Peugeot EX1 Concept
100% galvanizing Peugeot EX1 Conception car is a visually hit runabout two-seater with a futurist styling and an pilot architecture, intentional to go vivid drive sensations as a festivity of the Brand’s Two-hundredth anniversary.
The Peugeot EX1 Conception has already unkept respective mankind records for speedup from a standing beginning. It owes its arresting execution to its sleek aeromechanics, its ultra-light construction and its two galvanic motors, which pay the car a accumulative utmost powerfulness of 250 kW (340 bhp) and 4wd.
As the preparations for the commercial-grade establish of the iOn approach windup, Peugeot demonstrates with the Peugeot EX1 Construct the exciting possibilities for wattage.
200 years of adventure
The hefty purport of cleverness is constantly deliver in Peugeot’s figure offices and helps make an ceaseless menstruation of ideas. The almost hardiness, interesting and exciting of these ideas sometimes close, to dedicate the consistence and somebody to an extremum aspiration car.
With the trust to reveal a sensational introduction to keep Peugeot’s Two-hundredth anniversary, roughly of these exciting ideas apace became associated with another aspiration: that of highlight the tremendous possibilities offered by the use of wattage in the region of creating new impulsive sensations. To this end, engineers and stylists explored the Brand’s story to breakthrough the nearly stem proficient solutions to use as a footing to get a futurist execution car consecrated totally to creating new drive sensations yet concurrently presenting creditworthy environmental credential. The archetype architecture is evocative of premature magnetic conception cars same the Asphalte and 20Cup, spell besides benefiting from all of the Brand’s historic expertness in the bailiwick of galvanising vehicles.
2010 Peugeot EX1 Concept
At a sentence when the electrical motive again becomes 100% veridical for Peugeot, with the i0n roughly to continue sale, the Peugeot EX1 Construct propels us into a new proportion of raw emotion.
The arrant styling of this runabout runabout is in safekeeping with its mechanical designing, similar a kinda “exoskeleton” highlight the light-weight nature that guided the fomite’s instauration. The conception of the consistency incorporates Peugeot’s new stylistic pattern codes, get-go seen on the SR1 concept car sooner this yr, with its “vagrant” movement lattice and sleek contours. Urbane aluminum components grace the threshold surrounds in a acknowledgment to the RCZ and BB1.
Architecture, structure and suspension. at the service of maximum efficiency Far from being a “classic” roadster, the Peugeot EX1 Concept car is based on an architecture shaped like a “water droplet”, with a rear section built around two closely set rear wheels.
Based on the experience gained from creating the 1996 Asphalte concept car and the two 20Cup models from 2005. The chosen architecture of the Peugeot EX1 Concept has enabled the size of the passenger compartment to be reduced for optimal weight distribution and ensure that there is no extra weight at all in the overhangs.
The suspension employs a number of technical solutions that ensure road holding of a very high level. 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. It also incorporates all of the mounting points for the car’s mechanical components.
Finally, the dimensions of the car (0.90 m high with a width of 1.77 m) contribute to overall efficiency, a lowering of the centre of gravity and improved aerodynamics.
Engines: PEUGEOT expertise in the field of electric power
The electric motor is a potential source of new driving sensations thanks to its exceptional acceleration capabilities, but also because it is silent in operation and makes the car very easy to drive (no need for a gearbox).
On the Peugeot EX1 Concept car, two electric motors are used, one on each axle, each with a peak output of 125 kW (250 kW / 340 bhp in total), and an immediately available constant maximum torque of 240 Nm at the front and rear.
This mechanical architecture allows not only the optimisation of weight distribution, but also four wheel drive. This reflects the positional benefits of HYbrid4 technology, available as standard on the 3008 from 2011, featuring an HDi FAP diesel engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear.
A futuristic and sophisticated passenger compartment
The driver and passenger climb into the passenger compartment through a reverse-opening door, giving access to the two sports bucket seats. This unusual arrangement instantly immerses the occupants in a futuristic and sophisticated environment, as does the on-board instrumentation (instrument panel screens for each occupant showing in particular the vehicle’s instantaneous performance) and the chosen materials (e.g. “pure” metals and embossed leather).
The driver, seated at floor level in a driving position that helps enhances the sense of excitement (legs outstretched), drives the vehicle with two control handles, providing an experience similar to that of an aircraft pilot or. video game. As well as the presence of harnesses inside the car, the occupants are also protected by the height of the carbon passenger cell, which has sufficient overhead clearance to include a roll-over protection bar. Similarly, the wind deflector, perfectly integrated in terms of style, allows the car to be driven on a daily basis without a helmet.
An electric dream car designed to be a record beater
The Peugeot EX1 Concept car benefits from characteristics that give it a high enough level of performance not only to leave behind the city centre, the preferred territory of electric vehicles, but also to challenge acceleration records. Its lightness, weight distribution and aerodynamics, the torque and power of its two electric motors and its high-output lithium-ion battery are just some of the characteristics that make this a car capable of lightning acceleration: the latter can exceed 1G of gravitational force.
Indeed the Peugeot EX1 Concept car has already broken the following international records (approved by the International Automobile Federation) for an electric-powered terrestrial vehicle.
This series of records was established, by Nicolas Vanier, the famous French explorer and film-maker (“The Last Trapper”, “Wolf”) who drove the Peugeot EX1 Concept car.
Between now and the end of the year, China, the world’s largest car market, will be the setting for the Peugeot EX1 Concept to pursues other world records.