This is the Peugeot BB1 electric concept car, which has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show.
The two-door four-seater is 2.5 metres long, and has an electric range of 75 miles.
Peugeot says its priority was to create a versatile, compact and manoeuverable vehicle.
The four adults sit tandem fashion, with the rear seat occupants' legs wrapping around the torso of the front passengers in the same way that a pillion sits behind the rider of a motobike.
The BB1's occupants also adopt the posture of bike riders, their seats providing no more than vestigial backrests, this packaging being the key to the Peugeot's provision of four seats. As with a bike, the driver steers via a pair of handlebars, which rotates through 40 degrees each way for a very compact seven-metre turning circle.
BB1 is propelled by two rear-mounted in-wheel electric motors co-developed with tyre-maker Michelin, which has been working on this technology for some years.