Peugeot EX1 Concept

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Peugeot EX1
Festival automobile international 2011 - Peugeot EX1 - 01.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Peugeot
Production 2010(Concept car)
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door roadster
Layout F4 layout
Powertrain
Engine Electric motors

The Peugeot EX1 Concept is an electric concept car introduced and made by the French automaker Peugeot, presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. It has two engines that provide 250 kW (340 hp) and 480 Nm of torque.[1]

Overview[edit]

As part of Peugeot’s 200th anniversary celebrations, the brand’s design offices wanted to create a concept car, electrically powered.[2]

Design[edit]

Previous concept cars from Peugeot have been the Asphalte and 20Cup. The EX1 is a 2-door roadster that is shaped like a “water droplet”, with a rear section built around two closely set rear wheels.

The EX1 features stylistic design codes first presented on the SR1 concept in earlier 2010. The monocoque body structure is manufactured from a carbon/honeycomb composite to optimise weight and rigidity. The car is 0.90 metres high and 1.77 metres wide.

Performance[edit]

It has broken six speed records for a vehicle weighing less than 1000 kg. From a standing start, the EX1 set the following times: 1/8 mile (8.89sec), 1/4 mile (14.4s), 500m (16.81s), 1/2 mile (23.85s), 1000m (28.16s), and 1 mile (41.09s).[3] It set a 0-60 mph run in 2.24sec and an overall top speed of 161 mph.[4]

In Taipingsi military airport in Chengdu, China, the EX1 improved those records with 7.08s for 1/8mile, 12.67s for 1/4mile, and 0–100 km/h at 2.24s[5][6][7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paris 2010: Peugeot EX1 Concept". Terra. Retrieved 2011-02-18.  French language.
  2. ^ "Concept EX1". Peugeot. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Peugeot EX1 Concept Sets Electric Speed Records". eurotuner. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Stunning Peugeot EX 1 Unveiled". ElectroVelocity. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Peugeot EX1 EV breaks records in China". eurotuner. 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  6. ^ Deutsche Presse Agentur (2010-12-22). "Peugeot with record drive in electric EX1 concept". M&C. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  7. ^ Concept Or Not, Peugeot EX1 Is One Fast EV 0-60mag. Accessed: 6 January 2011.
  8. ^ Tutu, Andrei. Peugeot EX1 is an EV performance record breaker AutoEvolution, 16 December 2010. Accessed: 6 January 2011.

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