These vehicles are all entries to the Peugeot Design Contest 2008. Designers were asked to create a concept car for the cities of the future, concentrating on environmental awareness, social harmony, interactive mobility and economic efficiency.
Ying Hui Choo’s Peugeot Blade, designed for ‘pure driving enjoyment’, has a wind turbine attached to the back to charge its electric battery
Tolga Metin, an American designer, has come up with the Peugeot Magnet – a car powered by magnetic energy. He describes it as ‘the ultimate car in the worldwide megalopolis of tomorrow’, inspired by Japan’s JR-Maglev magnetic trains
Emre Yazici’s lightweight ‘EGO’ runs on just two wheels and is driven using a joystick rather than a steering wheel. Mr Yazici, from Turkey, says the single-passenger electric car needs just a third of the parking space used by a typical modern saloon and can do a u-turn on the spot. The flexible windshield also operates as a door by rolling back into the drum at the back of the car
Oskar Johansen’s Peugeot 888 pivots in the middle to ‘shrink’ for easier parking, manoeuvrability and increased visibility
Michael Witus Schierup of Denmark says his Peugeot Verde is designed to be able to change its length depending on the environment it is being used in. It has three settings: Highway, Urban and Park. In Highway mode it extends to its full length – about 16ft 5ins. In Urban it compacts itself to about 12ft . Finally, in Park mode it shrinks further to take up as little space as possible
French designer Woo-Ram Lee claims his electric MoVille – a single passenger capsule that moves on three magnetic ball wheels – is ‘unmistakably Peugeot’