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Peugeot’s Electric Car Concepts Date Back to 1941, And They’re Fascinatingly Weird

Really, though, who cared about the e-doll at the Paris show in 2000, when next to it was the excellent and equally electric Bobslid, controlled by a joystick?!

This with a modern EV powertrain and less-lethal steering system, and we’re in business:

I could continue with 2009’s Peugeot BB1, which was a tiny EV concept along the lines of a futuristic Toyota IQ. But I choose not to because in 2010, the French introduced the EX1 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their brand. This was a two-seat roadster built on existing architecture, accelerating to 60 mph in 2.24 seconds and reaching its top speed of 161 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Peugeot says its performance is the result of its “sharp aerodynamics, ultra-light structure and two electric motors, which give it its maximum cumulative power of 250 kW (340 hp) delivered through its four-wheel-drive system.”

This carbon fiber wonder EV, the Peugeot EX1 concept, broke six FIA world records. So naturally, a decade later, the company went with the flow and put an electric SUV into series production. With that in mind, please enjoy the EX1’s record lap around the Nürburgring:


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