Peugeot Onyx Concept Scooter to Appear for Paris Motor Show

September 25, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

With a vast library of concept cars and bikes parked in the auto world, Peugeot has driven in one of theirs too.

The company’s Onyx concept scooter will roll alongside the 507kW hybrid-powered Peugeot Onyx supercar concept during the 2012 Paris Motor Show this week.

What makes this interesting is that this isn’t just a conceptual design, but rather a working concept that bike riders everywhere would hope for.

As you can see in the screenshot, the scooter looks like sleek and stern with its copper-and-matt black color; a color scheme that can be seen in the diesel-hybrid Onyx. The Peugeot Onyx Concept Scooter will function as a plug-in hybrid setup, with the power shared between a 400cc internal combustion engine and an electric motor.

The motor and engine working together would churn out 45kW of power and 58Nm of torque. Since this vehicle is no supercar, don’t expect any high-fire performance.

The rear end holds a solid 17-inch wheel, while the front end moves on two wheels. I don’t know why, but the screenshot reminded me about the Bat Pod!

The maximum speed for this beast is marked for 150km/h, with a fuel consumption of 2.0 liters per 100km. That is quite a distance traveled, and when hooked only on electricity, the range is between 30km in EV mode (at 50km/h) to 500km when alongside the combustion engine.

The mean scooter is capable of offering a sleek ride, but don’t know whether Peugeot will be rolling them off production. I wouldn’t mind having one to play Batman in my street. Would you get one?

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