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Peugeot unveils vision of future with e-Legend concept

The Peugeot e-Legend concept has a 600-km range

Peugeot will unveil its vision for the future of mobility at this year’s Paris Motor Show (October 4-14) – a 100% autonomous, electric and connected vehicle called the e-Legend concept.

As the automotive industry undergoes a transition in energy and fuel types, Peugeot is tackling the technological challenge head-on, whilst adhering to its philosophy that the technology of the future should exist to deliver driving pleasure for its users.

Peugeot Jean-Philippe Imparato said: “Peugeot e-Legend concept is not just a technological manifesto. This is the vision of a brand actively focused on an optimistic and ultra-desirable future. For Peugeot, autonomy and electric are synonymous with even stronger sensations. Boredom will never be part of our DNA.”

The Peugeot e-Legend concept offers four modes of driving – two autonomous and two manual – which can be selected depending on the road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver’s preference.

When the e-Legend concept is in either of the autonomous modes, the interior configuration changes, with the steering wheel retracting under the sound bar in order to make the 49-inch central screen fully visible. The front seats recline for extra comfort and the side armrests deploy automatically, freeing up a large storage area and an induction charging area for smartphones and other devices.

The fully autonomous capabilities of the vehicle are designed to give drivers more time to themselves, with Peugeot’s i-Cockpit offering a comfortable and intuitively usable environment in which to pursue other activities.

Head of Peugeot Strategy Aude Brille said: “With Peugeot e-Legend concept, for us it’s about intensifying and refining the experience of 100% autonomy, electric and connectivity. The Responsive i-Cockpit is enhanced to offer its guests immersive driving specifically customised for each of the four driving modes available.”

The Peugeot e-Legend concept is powered by a 100% electric power train, with the 100-kWh batteries reaching 800 Nm torque and 340 kW of power, distributed to the four-wheel drive.

This level of performance makes it possible to travel 0/100 kmph in less than four seconds and reach a maximum speed of 220 kmph. The range is 600 km according to the WLTP protocol, of which 500 km are accessible in 25 minutes thanks to a fast recharge.

Peugeot e-Legend concept cultivates the zero technological constraint mind-set by offering induction charging.

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