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Peugeot to show Fractal electric urban coupé concept at Frankfurt

By / 6 years ago / New Cars / No Comments

Intended to show the brand’s latest developments in its i-Cockpit interior design developments, the concept is driven by a fully electric powertrain developing 204bhp and has a driving range of 280 miles. The concept measures 3.81m long by 1.77m and brings an aerodynamic design, low weight of 1,000kg and Tall&Narrow tyres, giving it a 0-62mph time of 6.8 seconds.

Inside, 80% of the parts have been 3D-printed, including the anechoic surfaces that guide the sound, based on a concert hall. Meanwhile, the doors can be opened remotely using a connected Samsung Gear S watch.

Highlights of the i-Cockpit design include a ‘9.1.2’ acoustic system combining a 9.1 hi-fi set-up with infra-bass speakers built into the back of each seat enabling the driver to feel the sound.

Brazilian sound designer Amon Tobin also worked on an exterior sound system, which varies depending on whether the vehicle is accelerating, decelerating or driving at constant speed, and is designed to alert pedestrians and cyclists.

Other features include a heads-up system comes with a digital tablet with HD holographic display, while the compact steering wheel has built-in touch pads and a double touch-sensitive interface to control the functions and acoustic ambiance.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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