Peugeot unveil the Inception Concept and their positive vision for the future of EVs

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Peugeot shared their optimistic and bold vision for an EV future at the Consumer Electrics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and hinted a further innovation to follow. The Inception Concept will inspire Peugeot’s future products from 2025, with the goal of bringing most of its innovations to production.

Based on the Stellantis STLA Large platform, the fully electric Inception Concept is powered by a 100kWh battery providing a range of 497 miles. With two electric motors, the Inception Concept produces almost 680hp and accelerates from 0-62mph in under three seconds. The model also features 800V technology, enabling it to add 93 miles of range in just five minutes, and is capable of wireless induction charging.

The eye-catching revolutionary exterior and interior design – which introduces a new, simpler, and more refined design language for the brand – includes the next-generation Peugeot i-Cockpit® and innovative Hypersquare control system with steer-by-wire technology. The minimal cockpit is dedicated to the driver alone, which does without a dashboard, crossbar, and the bulkhead, providing a completely open view of the road. A flush screen Tech Bar runs horizontally through the door layer and emits different messages to the outside of the car when the driver and passengers approach it. Artificial intelligence makes it possible to recognise the driver and set up the comfort settings (seat posture, temperature, driving mode and multimedia preferences) desired by each occupant.

“In 2023, our entire line-up will be electrified and in the next two years, five new 100% electric models will be launched,” said Linda Jackson, CEO of the PEUGEOT brand. “Our ambition is simple: to make Peugeot the leading electric brand in Europe by 2030. This objective and ambitious vision pave the way for a radical transformation for the brand, as represented by the INCEPTION CONCEPT.”

The Peugeot Inception Concept is a showcase of the new techniques the brand will introduce to reduce its carbon footprint by more than 50% by 2030 in Europe and to become fully Carbon Net Zero by 2038.

Over the next two years, Peugeot will launch five new 100% electric models and by 2030, all Peugeot cars sold in Europe will be electric.

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Wesley Doyle is editor of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Stadia. He has over two-decades experience in publishing during which time he has worked at some of the UK’s leading consumer magazine titles in the health and fitness and sport sectors. Wesley is also passionate about cycling and interested in alternative technologies, particularly in transportation, to achieve net zero.

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