Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peugeot RD: Electric three-wheeler concept unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show


According to Peugeot, electric three-wheelers could be the future of urban mobility...

Pics: Autoblog

Right now, Peugeot seem to be big on battery-powered three-wheelers. The French company had shown the HYmotion3 Compressor concept at the Paris Motor Show in October last year. And now, it’s the RD electric three-wheeler concept, which was recently unveiled at the ongoing Shanghai Motor Show.

The RD, which won the 5th Peugeot Design Competition (from among 2,500 projects submitted by candidates from 95 countries), has been designed by one Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar, a 27 year old Colombian who grew up in the small industrial town of Tunja.

According to a press release from Peugeot, ‘The main operating feature of the Peugeot RD concept car is its ingenious system of articulation that provides irreproachable road holding allied with the ability the easily thread its way through urban traffic.’

The single-seater RD concept is powered by electric motors and has high-tech bits like a voice-message driver-assistance system and a heads-up display system. The vehicle is designed to provide the weather protection of a car, combined with the manoeuvrability and ease of use of a scooter.

For more details on the Peugeot Design Competition, visit their official website here
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