Peugeot EX1 Concept
From Peugeot press: The 100% electric Peugeot EX1 Concept car is a striking two-seater roadster with futuristic styling and an original architecture, designed to offer intense driving sensations as a celebration of Peugeot’s 200th anniversary. The Peugeot EX1 Concept has already broken several world records for acceleration from a standing start.
The electric motor features exceptional acceleration capability, yet due to its lack of a gearbox, it’s completely silent in operation — and makes the car very easy to drive. The EX1 uses two electric motors, 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. Dual motors also give the EX1 four-wheel drive capability.
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.
In December 2010, the EX1 traveled to Chengdu, China, to break performance records for an all-electric vehicle with a 0 to 100km/h sprint time of 3.49 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 12.6754 seconds, and an eighth-mile time of 7.0862 seconds.