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Friday, January 20, 2023

The Inception Concept presented the Peugeot's vision for the future of electric cars

NEXT EV As we all know, Peugeot is a global and inventive top-of-the-range generalist brand. The French automotive brand is present in more than 130 countries, and has managed to sell more than 1,200,000 vehicles worldwide in 2021. 
The Peugeot Inception Concept presented the automaker's vision for the future of electric cars, and built on one of Stellantis' four BEV-by-design platforms in the future. (Picture from: Engadget)
This French's famous car brands, has ensured that 2023 will be its electric year which also serves as a sign of the transformation of this Stellantis subsidiary by launching of the Peugeot Inception Concept at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Peugeot’s designers chose this size to highlight the design features of the Inception Concept, including the flowing curves of the bodywork, and the interactive display belt around the car. (Picture from: Engadget)
The Peugeot Inception Concept will showcase the huge leap the brand will soon make in focusing on fully electric vehicle offerings. This newest Peugeot concept built on one of Stellantis' four BEV-by-design platforms in the future. With the presence of the Inception at this annual event, Peugeot has presented its vision for the future of electric cars.
The Peugeot Inception Concept offers a new vision of a vehicle interior with laid back and elongated seating positions. The seats are said to feature adjustable cushioning around the shoulders. (Picture from: TheDetroitBureau)
In appearance, the latest concept car from the French manufacturer comes with all the sharp angles and lines with panoramic glass windows surrounding the centerpiece, paired with a glass roof. Peugeot says the body colors are made of very fine metallic pigments.
The Peugeot Inception Concept has a large panoramic screen slides out from the floor to offer a new passenger compartment experience. (Picture from: TheDetroitBureau)
In the headlights on the front bumper, the manufacturer combines the three claws of the brand's emblem. Meanwhile, for power, the Peugeot's EV concept uses an 800 volt, 100 kWh battery which can cover a distance of 800 km on a single charge.
The Peugeot Inception Concept features Steer-by-Wire replacing the traditional steering wheel with a Hypersquare digital controller. (Picture from: TheDetroitBureau)
As quoted of Engadget, this EV concept car is equipped with a high-tech battery system that is claimed to be able to suck up enough power to travel as far as 150 km (93 miles) within five minutes after being plugged in to recharge. While in terms of power, the Inception is powered by two electric motors, which said can produce a combined power of up to 680 horsepower and give it the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in less than 3 seconds.
The Peugeot Inception Concept has an 800-volt electric system and a 100 kilowatt-hour battery with an output of 680 hp. (Picture from: EuropeAutoNews)
Besides that the concept also marks the brand's next-gen cockpit debut, as you have a comfortable cabin with passengers sitting in classic NASA neutral zero gravity posture. It's natural to take breaks when you travel, so the Inception Concept is planned to be equipped with Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities.
Besides that, it replaces the classic steering wheel with a rectangular one called Hypersquare, which comes with a tablet-type screen in the center that can display information. There are circular recesses in each corner of the screen that users can program to control certain aspects of their vehicle, so they can easily use their fingers to access them without having to take their hands off the wheel.

Peugeot says the Inception will inspire future electric vehicles, including its most compact models. It is said that the first cars based on the design will arrive as early as 2025. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | ENGADGET | EUROPEAUTONEWS | THEDETROITBUREAU ]
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