Peugeot BB1 – Between the city of cars and motorcycles

Peugeot BB1

The mobility of large cities is increasingly confusing, as traffic, pollution and cars become difficult to find a parking space. This requires engineers and designers to offer a prototype car that is smaller (practical and versatile) and environmentally friendly. If necessary, the concept combines elements of the city car and the scooter.

Peugeot presents a new concept car city called Peugeot BB1. It seems strange, especially to the vanguard. However, the concept offered for this car can be manufactured with a full length dimension 2.5 m, 1.6 m wide and 1.5 m high; And it can carry four adult passengers.

With the dimension, Peugeot BB1 is a nimble car. Peugeot says the diameter of this car is only 3.5 meters. It is easy to be parked and does not require much space. Another unique feature of this car is that the two side doors open backwards.

Flexible interior

Although the appearance of this car is small, but the interior is flexible to accommodate people and goods. The volume of space for the goods is only 160 liters when BB1 is filled with four people. However, the spaces become 855 liters trunk if BB1 is filled by an adult.

The concept of driving position Peugeot BB1 was inspired by a scooter. With the vertical position, the pedals do not have the space or on the floor like a conventional car. On the other hand, the tandem passengers behind the driver. The other side, the front and rear passengers.

The technology

The technology used for headlights is LED. There is also a camera to see the situation and condition of the back.

Other interesting features are various applications of interactive technology, such as color screens with car audio systems ideal for smart phone, phone, navigation, Internet access, radio and MP3. To use this function, simply connect the USB cable to the audio unit or use a 12 volt outlet if necessary.

There is also a clock that makes the atmosphere very colorful inside. The interior color has changed in each period, and the time depends on the speed of light. This feature is designed to eliminate boredom and gives you passion for life. There are also animated graphics for the speedometer.

Various organizations

The power source of this car is an electric motor mounted directly on the two rear wheels. This is the result of the cooperation between Peugeot and Michelin. With this technology, the interior space can be maximized.

The power source was inspired by quad (ATV). The maximum power can reach 15 kW (20 hp) or 7.5 kW for each engine. The result is a sprint from 0 to 30 kpj, Peugeot BB1 takes 2.8 seconds. To accelerate from 30 to 60 km / hour, Peugeot BB1 only takes 4 seconds.

The lithium-ion battery can be used to pass 120 km if the battery is full. The battery consists of two unit assemblies placed under the left and right rear seat. In this way, the weight is centralized in the middle and help the stability of Peugeot BB1 during braking.

The frame used is the tube (tubular) model resulting from the Peugeot Motorcycle design. Then, the use of an electric power steering, a double fork suspension and a series of friction damping makes it stable on the road and on the road performance.

The Peugeot BB1 body makes of carbon structure which is very light and protects the space for the passengers. Surprisingly, the body shape can be changed depending on the owner’s request.

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