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2011 Peugeot EX1

After teasing it for a while, Peugeot has released today the official details on the EX1 electric concept that will make its world debut at the Paris Auto Show. The concept was created as a celebration of the Marque’s 200th anniversary.

The EX1 is a two-seater roadster that combines the “floating” front grille and flowing contours from the SR1 concept , with polished aluminum components adorn the door surrounds from the RCZ and BB1 . A particular feature of this concept is the reverse-opening door that gives access to the two sports bucket seats. There is also an instrument panel screens for each occupant showing in particular the vehicle’s instantaneous performance.

the concept is powered by two electric motors, one on each axle, each with a peak output of 167 HP and a maximum torque of 240 Nm at the front and rear.

"The EX1 concept car benefits from characteristics that give it a high enough level of performance not only to leave behind the city center, 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 1 G of gravitational force."

UPDATE 12/16/2010: The Peugeot EX1 started its history of breaking records back in September, and now the concept has matched or surpassed five records in a series of runs made at the Chengdu military airport in the province of Sichuan in China.

The EX1 established a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 3.49 seconds and a symbolic longitudinal acceleration of 1G over 39 m. The concept also broke its own official records initially set in Montlhéry for the 1/8 mile and 1/4 mile with times of 7:08:62 and 12:67:54 respectively.

UPDATE 04/29/2011: Peugeot EX1 has established a new world record at the Nurburgring circuit. With Stéphane Caillet behind the wheel, the EX1 lapped the circuit in 9:01.338 seconds with an average speed of 138.324 km/h (85.95 mph).

UPDATE 05/04/2011: Peugeot has unveiled official images and an official video of the EX1 breaking the world record in Nurburgring. Enjoy!

Press release after the jump.

Press release

100% electric Peugeot’s latest concept car is a visually striking two-seater roadster with a futuristic styling and an original architecture, designed to offer intense driving sensations as a celebration of the Marque’s 200th anniversary.

100% real The EX1 has already broken several world records for acceleration from a standing start. It owes its stunning performance to its streamlined aerodynamics, its ultra-light structure and its two electric motors, which give the car a cumulative maximum power of 250 kW (340 bhp) and four-wheel drive. As the preparations for the commercial launch of the iOn near completion, Peugeot demonstrates with the EX1 the exciting possibilities for electric power.

200 years of adventure

Peugeot EX1

The powerful spirit of inventiveness is always present in Peugeot’s design offices and helps create an unceasing flow of ideas. The most daring, interesting and exciting of these ideas sometimes come together, to give the body and soul to an extreme dream car.

With the desire to unveil a stunning creation to celebrate Peugeot’s 200th anniversary, some of these exciting ideas quickly became associated with another ambition: that of highlighting the enormous possibilities offered by the use of electric power in the realm of creating new driving sensations. To this end, engineers and stylists explored the Marque’s history to find the most radical technical solutions to use as a basis to produce a futuristic performance car dedicated entirely to creating new driving sensations yet at the same time presenting responsible environmental credentials. The original architecture is reminiscent of previous charismatic concept cars like the Asphalte and 20Cup, while also benefiting from all of the Marque’s historical expertise in the field of electric vehicles.

At a time when the electric motor once again becomes 100% real for Peugeot, with the i0n about to go on sale, the EX1 propels us into a new dimension of raw emotion.

Efficient styling

Peugeot EX1

The pure styling of this two-seater roadster is in keeping with its mechanical design, like a kind of “exoskeleton” highlighting the light-weight nature that guided the vehicle’s creation. The design of the body incorporates Peugeot’s new stylistic design codes, first seen on the SR1 concept car earlier this year, with its “floating” front grille and flowing contours. Polished aluminium components adorn the door surrounds in a reference to the RCZ and BB1.

Architecture, structure and suspension. at the service of maximum efficiency

Far from being a “classic” roadster, 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. Based on the experience gained from creating the 1996 Asphalte concept car and the two 20Cup models from 2005. The chosen architecture of the EX1 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

Peugeot EX1

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 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

Peugeot EX1

The 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 1 G of gravitational force.

Indeed the 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 EX1 concept car. Between now and the end of the year, China, the world’s largest car market, will be the setting for the EX1 to pursues other world records. Watch this space.




28 comments:

It looks so broad on its front, but I must say that this one is really oozing with angst and aggressiveness even an appeal. I would really hope that they would really put this one on the market.

Very ideal car, its like the car that showed in the film or movie. The entire concept emphasis one thing the masculine and strong on character car.

Actually, I find the front look so sporty and it far on being a batmobile. However, I’m confused about the design on its back,it looks like a praying mantis:P

Very sleek and aerodynamic shaped car, I really like the lowness of this car. I’m shocked that it looks alot like the batmobile, which I HATE

Clever invention! Just kidding. I actually saw this one before when I search online but upon double checking it, I was surprised that it really looks like a batmobile. Am sure, fans would love to take a photo riding on this one.

Despite the old version of Peugeot EX1 the version still maximizing the abilities to perform in as a fast and smooth way of driving experience,I beat this is extremely great world record’s edition.

I love everything about this car. It looks so cool, its fast and stylishly sleek that a girl like me would want to have one myself and parade it outdoors. I bet lots of people would drool on this car.

I think they are being so ambitious for making a roadster type car and it uses an electric power. Well, just look at the performance of the SLS AMG roadster. It doesn’t have a good figure though its powered with diesel what more to this car.

I was impressed with the design and styling of this car. I think this would be the
start of having such futuristic cars. However, I still have a doubt in the reliability of this car.
Electric cars function incompetent for me.

I had high hopes for the EX1, Peugeot definitely had one great concept cars right on their lap. Too bad that it still remains as a concept, though I am not losing hope.

It’s absolutely record setting. Did the roadster or white zombie complete runs that were timed and validated by the Chinese Auto Sports Federation? No? Then they aren’t in the running for the record.

well I suppose I should read the press release rather than take Eric’s word for it. strictly speaking they aren’t lying in the press release. they are dishonest but not technically stating untrue things. they use the word benchmark instead of record

Some elements are really nice, but don’t u stink that it looks like batman’s car? something is always missing as in the rest of the Peugeot models , BMW is the leader in design development , so far so good .

It is 200 years old, as it doesn’t exclusively build cars. However it is also the second oldest continually running automaker, at about 120 years.

The pure styling of this two-seater roadster is in keeping with its mechanical design, like a kind of “exoskeleton” highlighting the light-weight nature that guided the vehicle’s creation.

The thrusters are distributed one per axis, and can continuously develop 150 kW (204 hp) and 380 Nm. From 0 to 100 km / h make it 3.58 seconds and achieves a top speed of 260 km / h. It has a range of 450 km, and a weight of 750 kg.

The EX1 Concept has two electric motors that generate a maximum power of 250 kW (340 hp) with maximum torque of 480 Nm. The batteries are Lithium-Ion of 30 kWh .

hmm maybe he will have this in time but for now batman is satisfied with his crawler.

agree i guess batman is having a new car in his bat cave. bat man should make another lift garage for this baby.

If they made the rear like a proper roadster, it would’ve looked like a futuristic S2000. That said, I think it looks good.

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