Peugeot has stolen a march on one of its biggest domestic rivals by unveiling a new, highly advanced high-performance EV prototype which should shortly be confirmed as one of the fastest battery cars in the world: the EX1.
This all-carbonfibre concept car weighs just under 1000kg with its 30kWh of lithium ion batteries onboard. It’s powered by one electric motor per axle, each supplying 170bhp and a constant 177lb ft of torque.
Yesterday, at the Linas-Montlhery autodrome just south of Paris, the EX1 put in a number of timed acceleration runs which, if confirmed by the FIA, will make it the world’s fastest accelerating EV over six different distances.
The car dispatched a standing quarter mile in 14.4sec, a standing kilometre in 28.16sec and a standing mile in 41.09sec. It also recorded a mean 0-62mph dash in 3.55sec and a top speed of 161mph. Peugeot claims it was running well within its own capabilities, and should be capable of hitting 62mph in well under 3.0sec at its optimum settings.