Car News 24 Feb 2016

Meet Peugeot’s Latest Concept, the All-Electric Fractal.

Meet Peugeot’s Latest Concept, the All-Electric Fractal.

Peugeot’s all-electric Fractal concept will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.

The compact four seat coupe, which showcases Peugeot’s future look, feel and sound, is powered by a lithium-ion battery, driving two 168bhp electric motors, giving a combined 335bhp and a range of up to 280 miles on a single charge. According to Peugeot, the Fractal can manage 0-62mph in 6.8secs.

The lightweight concept car is shorter than a 208 supermini, but much lower and wider, with massive 19-inch wheels. The Fractal also has the ability to change its ride height; a ground clearance of 11cm in the city is reduced to 7cm on motorways in order to improve aerodynamics and save battery life.

Peugeot says that more than 80% of the interior has been created using 3D-printed components, and the design was inspired by materials and surfaces used in recording studios. The reason being to absorb unwelcome sounds and improve the clarity of the 12-speaker sound system with vibrating sub-woofer. The seats also feature a ‘tactile’ system for delivering bass sound.

One of the most important features of the new concept is its digital sound signature, which alerts pedestrians to its presence. The sound is a response to the impending European legislation that states that all electric vehicles must make some sort of sound while driving by 2019.

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