2009 Peugeot BB1 Concept review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 , 17:09:59 byVeronica

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Peugeot BB1 Concept

Peugeot carmaker has developed the BB1 concept car, a full electric vehicle that reinvents the automobile in every way, while all the time respecting the environment. Peugeot has developed a range of mobility options across all of its many product offerings. The BB1 concept car was unveiled at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show and it is an innovative, fun, expressive and stylish vehicle. Its design wants to meet the mobility needs of everyday individuals on a daily basis and provide maximum versatility, a compact size and good performance levels. The driver controls the vehicle by adopting a novel driving position. This is mainly made possible through the absence of foot pedals, as in a conventional car. The access to the vehicle is through the reverse opening doors, while the load area access is through an innovative tail board / tailgate design. With its bold styling lines at the front, large glazed surface area, low door waistline, the car represents a real move away from the current vehicle design. The BB1 also includes an extensive range of interactive technologies and it breaks new ground with its electric drive system. It is fitted with two electric motors mounted in the rear wheels. This maximizes the interior space and draws its inspiration from the world of the quad bike. The power of the vehicle comes from two lithium-ion battery packs supplying energy to the respective electric motors located under the right and left-hand and left-hand rear seats, with a comfortable range of 75 miles. The body is made up of very light carbon fiber structure, designed to wrap around the passenger compartment, all of which enables potential future customization and a possibility if a variety of vehicle shapes.