Unveiled by EU-LIVE (Efficient Urban Light Vehicle) consortium and funded by the European Commission, it’s part of the automaker’s ‘Push-to-Pass’ plan to deliver new mobility solutions, slotting “between the two-wheel and four-wheel segments”. Groupe PSA’s involvement is part of its Push to Pass strategic plan to deliver new mobility solutions
The urban mobility project is funded by the European Commission (€6.7 million) under the “Horizon 2020 GV5” Research and Innovation programme.Based on an architecture similar to a tricycle, the electrified light vehicle is adapted for urban and peri-urban trips with a zero-emission mode for city driving.
The vehicle runs in zero-emission mode at speed of up to 70 kilometres per hour using two rear electric in-wheel motors, developed by 2 consortium partners Elaphe and Brembo.The 48-volt electric battery – designed by Samsung SDI – can be recharged using regenerative braking technology.
When driving on inter-urban roads at speeds of between 70 and 130 kilometres per hour, the PEUGEOT SCOOTERS 31-kilowatt single-cylinder petrol engine takes over the propulsion.
The light vehicle has a total range of 300 kilometres and a top speed of 130 kilometres per hour.The vehicle’s small footprint (2.4 metres x 0.85 metres) and rotating doors facilitate perpendicular parking and free up road space.
As well as an enclosed, heated cabin, the vehicle also features seatbelts and an airbag, making helmets, gloves, waterproof jackets and other protective gear unnecessary