Claiming, "Its mother is a scooter. Its father is a car," Peugeot showed this outlandishly styled electric-powered concept called the BB1. Once you manage to get past the BB1's bizarre reverse-engineered visual posture, a glass semi-bubble top covered with energy-generating solar cells and unconventional head- and taillamp treatments, this diminutive city car does display a few fairly interesting design elements. Open its large rear-hinged doors and the BB1 offers room for up to four passengers. In place of a conventional steering wheel, the driver sets his course using scooter-like handlebars. Powering the BB1 is an electric motor in each rear wheel. Co-developed with French tiremaker Michelin, each unit develops 20 horsepower and is energized by its own Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. Peugeot says the BB1 show car can reach a speed of 55 mph and has a range of about 75 miles. Despite its decidedly polarizing styling, there seems to be at least a possibility that the automaker is actually considering taking the BB1 from concept to production status.
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