The French brand shows what the design and technology lines of its future electric cars will be like.
Peugeot did not want to miss the opportunity of CES 2023 to preview what its future cars will be like, as it announced a few weeks ago that it was going to do.
CES 2023 is the big technology fair, the most important event of the year in this sector, and more and more manufacturers do not want to miss the event to preview their cutting-edge technology for the future.
At the event, Peugeot showed the Inception Concept, a vehicle designed and developed on a new platform, the Stellatins Group’s BEV-by-design platform. The group has announced that in the coming years it will have up to 4 development platforms for 100% electric cars for all its brands and one of these platforms is the one announced at CES 2023.
The use of specific platforms for electric cars offers significant advantages that the designers of the Peugeot Inception Concept have captured perfectly, resulting in a new cabin and a new driving position that will create a new driving experience on board the vehicle.
Peugeot Inception Concept saloon features
The brand opted for the 5-metre saloon segment, a size chosen to showcase in a single vehicle all the innovations that the brand will be adopting in its future vehicles.
Peugeot took the opportunity to indicate that its new native electric platforms, the so-called BEV-by-Design, will also feature technological modules that use artificial intelligence, such as STLA Brain, STLA SmartCockpit and STLA Autodrive.
In terms of performance, the Peugeot Inception Concept is equipped with an 800V electric system, which allows the charging power of its 100 kWh battery to be much higher.
Peugeot has indicated that in just one minute it will be able to charge 30 kilometres and in 5 minutes the range will be 150 kilometres. In terms of range and thanks to the large 100 kWh battery, the Peugeot Incepction Concept is capable of covering 800 kilometres on a single charge.
In turn, the Peugeot Inception Concept has two electric motors capable of generating a combined power of 500 kW (680 hp) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds.
The French brand has also emphasised an important new feature of the vehicle, which it has dubbed Steer-by-Wire. This advance means that the mechanical links between the steering wheel and the wheels will disappear and be replaced by digital electric controls.
Verbatim Jérôme Micheron, Peugeot’s Product Director had this to say about the concept:
“Customers have high expectations of the electric car. Thanks to the new generation of our BEV-by-design platforms dedicated to electric vehicles, we will meet their expectations. We will surprise them with the design of our cars of the future, simplifying driving gestures and reinventing the driving experience. These objectives are now embodied in the PEUGEOT INCEPTION CONCEPT. PEUGEOT’s transformation goes far beyond the mere ambition of becoming 100% electric. The Brand will enable you to take full advantage of all the new possibilities offered by electric technology and new software to live new and enriching experiences. “
Another very important aspect is the design of the Peugeot Inception Concept, which will serve as the basis for the design of the brand’s future cars from 2025 onwards. The brand’s DNA is still present in this new design language and its feline features are more than noticeable.
The brand has indicated that this new design alternates between sensual lines and athletic, more geometric and sharper curves.
Peugeot intends to launch a total of five new 100% electric models over the next two years to achieve an electrified vehicle range. By 2030 all cars sold by Peugeot in Europe will be 100% electric.
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