Peugeot unveils emission-free car

Peugeot has unveiled a four-seater, 2.5m-long car which it claims gives off no emissions.

Touted as ‘a new solution to the current and future needs of urban mobility’, the BB1 concept has a range of 120km and runs on two electric motors mounted in its rear wheels.

The motors, positioned as a space-saving device, are powered by two lithium-ion battery packs.

Ventilation within the vehicle and other in-car operations are powered by solar panels, located on its roof. 

Operated with a twist throttle and a handbrake instead of pedals, the car has no mirrors and uses cameras that feed internal screens to orientate its driver.

Peugeot says the car design is inspired by its bicycles, scooters, cars and light commercial vehicles. It will be on display to the public from 7-8 November in London’s Covent Garden.

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  • John November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Wow. It’s a shame it looks like it has already been in a car crash!

  • jez November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Presumably you still need to charge the batteries at some point, using electricity taken from the national grid, which is mostly generated by burning fossil fuels?

  • jez November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Presumably you still need to charge the batteries at some point, using electricity taken from the national grid, which is mostly generated by burning fossil fuels?

  • Nigel Cooper November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Great concept looks terrible

  • Matthew Hollands November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I think it look great in kind of wierd Thunderbirds type way. I think it will travel about 70km before it needs charging, not great.

  • simon wilcox November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Can you really get four people inside that?

    Also. I’m not an aerodynamics expert, but it looks rather un-aerodynamic to me.

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