Peugeot Onyx Concept Scooter
The Onyx Concept Scooter is a three wheels hybrid scooter that combines two different configurations – motorbike and scooter – and a design borrowed from the brand’s cars.
To recall the Onyx Concept Car, the Onyx Concept Scooter has a matt black paintwork with touches of copper, which also serve to subtly highlight the technology used.
The body has a bold, muscular silhouette with sculptural lines and its stance is enhanced by the extra-large 200/50 R17 rear tire hinting at the spirit of hyper-sport motorbikes.
Its design allows its rider to choose to use it as a motorbike or scooter, offering two configurations that mix driving pleasure and practicality.
In Sport mode, the rider’s position is inclined forwards in a naturally aerodynamic position, with the wrists in contact, and the feet at the rear.
In Urban mode, the rider can adopt a more conventional position, feet forward and head up, better suited to weaving through traffic.
The motorbike transforms into a scooter and offers and additional storage compartment, using the space between the seat and the front of the vehicle.
Positioned in the center and so lowering the centre of gravity, this removable ClipBox, integrated in the design of the Onyx Concept Scooter, can hold two helmets easily or the items necessary for a weekend.
Thierry Sanseigne, Peugeot Scooters Marketing and Style Director, explains: “The world of the scooter is transforming very rapidly around new expectations, new uses and new customers. Peugeot Scooters is driving this development and blurring the boundaries between motorized two- and four-wheeled vehicles.”
Equipped with a plug-in hybrid engine, this supertrike combines a 400cc internal combustion engine with an electric motor to drive the rear wheel.
Due to its combined power of 45kW, it has a top speed of 150km/h (93.2mph) and an output of 58Nm, which allows to achieve exceptional acceleration.
During deceleration, it recovers energy which is stored in the lithium-ion batteries and delivered during acceleration.
Consuming only 2 L/100 km (117.6mpg), it has a range of 30km (18.6miles) at 50km/h (31mph) in ZEV mode, but can cover a combined range of up to 500km (310miles).