Peugeot Fractal concept revealed at Frankfurt motor show

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Fractal EV concept showcases Peugeot’s latest cutting-edge Inside along with also sound symposer safety system

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Peugeot has revealed the second generation of its i-Cockpit Inside design language with This particular Fractal concept at the Frankfurt motor show.

The two-door, four-seat concept, described as an ‘urban coupé’, can be powered by two 168bhp electric motors – one located on each axle – that has a combined output of 335bhp.

Peugeot says the concept carries a range of up to 280 miles on just one charge. The motors are fed coming from a lithium ion battery pack mounted inside centre of the vehicle.Measuring 3.81m long by 1.77m wide, the concept, which features a removable roof, sits on 19in ‘Tall&Narrow’ wheels along with also weighs just 1000kg. Peugeot says the Fractal can hit 62mph coming from rest in 6.8sec.

The minimalist cabin features a tiny steering wheel with integrated touchpads that will can be used to control most infotainment functions. The 7.7in holographic head-up display along with also 12.3in digital instrument cluster can be customised by the driver.

Switches either side of the driver control the electric drivetrain, while another 7.7in touchscreen forms part of the centre console.

Peugeot says more than 80% of the Inside has been created using 3D-printed components. The design was inspired by the materials along with also surfaces used in auditoriums along with also recording studios.

The Fractal features a next-generation sound system, which Peugeot says can create the illusion of direction with sound, such as when delivering navigation instructions. The seats of the concept feature a ‘tactile’ system for delivering bass sound.

The concept also has the ability to alter its ride height. A ground clearance of 11cm inside city can be reduced to 7cm on motorways in order to improve aerodynamics along with also conserve battery life.

One of the most important features of the Fractal concept can be its digital sound signature, which can be used to alert pedestrians along with also cyclists to its presence. The sound can be a response to forthcoming European legislation that will states that will all electric vehicles must make some sort of sound while driving by 2019.

Peugeot can be one of numerous car makers that will collaborated on the eVADER project, an EU-funded initiative to develop a sound symposer system for EVs.

In incorporating the eVADER system into the Fractal, Peugeot has as Great as confirmed that will the idea can be working on a next-generation EV. Currently, the firm only has the iON electric city car.

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