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Peugeot Teases with Onyx Plug-In Hybrid Scooter Concept

Onyx electric hybrid scooter concept would have 18 miles of EV-mode range and get the equivalent of 117 mpg.

Published: 22-Sep-2012

Alternative fuel and hybrid supercars are fast becoming a trend among automakers, especially those in Europe. One of the best-looking “green” supercars I’ve seen ahead of the Paris Auto Show is without a doubt the diesel-electric Peugeot Onyx, a copper-plated, 680 horsepower statement of eco-badassery.

It only gets better though. Peugeot is bringing along a companion vehicle to the Onyx supercar, the three-wheeled plug-in hybrid Onyx Scooter Concept. Also, it transforms. I’ll take both!

The Onyx Scooter Concept utilizes a 0.4 liter gas engine with an electric motor sending power to the rear wheel. This combo produces 60 horsepower and 43 ft-lbs of torque, a far cry from the 680 of the supercar…but not bad for a scooter. This allows for a top speed of 93 mph, and the battery is big enough to go over 18 miles in all-electric mode. This enables the Onyx Scooter Concept to get up to 117 mpg.

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