In Paris next week, local automaker Peugeot will not only present the Onyx supercar but also a hybrid scooter wearing the same moniker. It combines two different configurations (motorbike and scooter) and borrows most of its styling cues from the supercar. It wears the same matt black paint finish with a few hints of copper, while the body adopts a muscular silhouette.
The Peugeot Onyx Concept Scooter features a large 200/50 R17 rear tire and gives the rider the possibility of choosing whether to drive it as a motorbike or as a scooter. When the Onyx is configured in Sport mode, the position of the rider is inclined forwards with the wrists in contact and the feet at the rear, all for creating a naturally dynamic position. When in Urban mode, the rider has a more conventional position with the head up and feet forward.
It is powered by a plug-in hybrid engine that combines a regular 400cc internal combustion engine with an electric motor for driving that big rear wheel. It has a combined power output of 45 kW / 58 Nm and is capable of hitting a top speed of 93.2 mph (150 km/h). While it is decelerating, it manages to recover energy which is stored in the lithium-ion batteries, an energy that will then be delivered while accelerating.
It has a fuel consumption of only 2 liters / 100 km (117.6 mpg US / 141 mpg UK) and can provide a range of up to 18.6 miles (30 km) at 31 mph (50 km/h) while running in ZEV mode. The Onyx Concept Scooter can provide a combined range of up to 310 miles (500 km).
Just like the supercar, slim chances of seeing a production version.