The Peugeot Inception concept sets the design direction for the next generation of electric vehicles under the Stellantis brand.
The large sedan is based on Stellantis’ STLA Large platform, an upcoming all-electric architecture. Peugeot says it has a range of up to 800 km (500 miles) on a single charge, the distance from Paris to Marseilles or Brussels to Berlin.
The concept uses a 100 kWh battery with an output of 680 hp from two electric motors. One powers the front wheels and one powers the rear wheels. Accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph (0-62 mph) in less than 3 seconds.
STLA Large is used for medium and large performance vehicles such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.
Inception uses an 800 volt electrical system and wireless inductive charging capabilities. The battery charges the equivalent of 30 km in 1 minute and 150 km in 5 minutes.
According to Peugeot, the Inception will introduce a “simpler and more sophisticated design language” to be used in models launched from 2025 onwards. The brand expects to be all-electric in Europe by 2030, says her CEO Linda Jackson.
“We call this design ‘The Future of Cats,'” she said, referring to Peugeot’s lion symbol.
The front grille contains Peugeot’s signature ‘claw’ running lights, with a single pane of glass that incorporates lighting and sensors. A “tech bar” running horizontally across the door sends a message to the driver. Drivers are recognized by his AI technology and automatically adjusted to their settings and preferences. The bar also tracks battery life and incorporates other sensors.
At 5000 mm long, the Inception is just 1,340 mm tall, making it Peugeot’s longest car if ever produced.