Friday, December 3, 2010

Peugeot's superbe New Electric Roadster

To celebrate their 200th anniversary, Peugeot will be debuting a 100% electric roadster at this year's Paris Motor Show, which starts next week.
 
The EX1 is powered by two electric motors, one located at the front and another at the rear. Together, they squeeze out a fairly impressive 340bhp and provide a constant torque of 240Nm at the front and rear.
Peugeot says the car will do 0-60mph in 3.58 seconds and can reach its maximum speed of 162mph from a standing start in 6.6 seconds. That's not particularly quick by conventional sports car standards (petrol-powered sports cars), but it's really impressive given that the EX1 is fully electric. In fact, according to Peugeot, the EX1 has already broken several international speed records for an electric vehicle.