CES 2023

Peugeot’s EV concept has a steering wheel that makes Tesla’s yoke look boring

Peugeot’s Inception EV concept gives us a look at what its future could look like.

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Like other automakers, Peugeot is experimenting with potential EV ideas, and its purely conceptual design, the Inception, caught us by surprise with its hyper-futuristic look and styling.


Peugeot went really experimental by removing the dashboard entirely. There’s no crossbar or bulkhead, giving you a more open view of the road.



No doubt you’re wondering what that steering wheel is. We are too, but Peugeot calls it a “Hypersquare” control, which we think dethrones Tesla’s steering yoke for the weirdest steering design.

Smart car

Peugeot incorporated a digital bar in the doors that will display messages on the outside of the car.

The Inception’s AI tech can even detect which driver is approaching and configure the seating preference beforehand.

Cableless charging

Peugeot is also adding induction charging to its Inception Concept. Without a cable, the EV can get 18 miles of charge in a minute of charging, or about 93 miles in five minutes. Its 100kWh battery means you can get nearly 500 miles on a single charge.



The Inception Concept will be powered by two electric motors, one in the front and one in the back. This allows for the EV to be four-wheel-drive with a combined 680 horsepower and a 0 to 60 mph in around three seconds.

Not just a concept

Peugeot may never put the Inception Concept to market, but it can serve as a vehicle for inspiration for its other production model cars. Peugeot even says the conceptual EV will inspire its future products all the way to 2025.


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