Shape-Shifting Peugeot 888 Concept Vehicle

Ingenuity at its finest

Here at the Impact Lab, we love concept vehicles – not because we somehow think they’ll ever make it to market, but because we’re impressed by the innovative thinking behind them. Take the Peugeot 888, which looks like a very slick two-seater – but much more when you dig a little deeper. It turns out this solar-electric super-car is capable of a unique feat of imaginative engineering: it can shrink!

 Shape-Shifting Peugeot 888 Concept Vehicle

The 888 is able to transition between two modes: suburban mode and city mode. While in the city, the vehicle is lifted by a hydraulic tilting system which in turn decreases the length of its wheel axis. The car therefore becomes slightly taller, giving it improved visibility, and making it more maneuverable. As the vehicle leaves the city, the vehicle returns to its lower profile, giving it the speed and stability required for highway driving.

Shape-Shifting Peugeot 888 Concept Vehicle

The vehicle is fully electric and features an independent electric motor on each wheel. Lithium-ion batteries supply each motor with energy, and the car also generates its own power via the photovoltaic cells covering its trunk.

Shape-Shifting Peugeot 888 Concept Vehicle

 

 

Shape-Shifting Peugeot 888 Concept Vehicle

 

 

Shape-Shifting Peugeot 888 Concept Vehicle

 

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