Peugeot's bulbous BB1 e-car bound for Blighty
Your chance to kick the types, etc.
Leccy Tech Following its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot's visually arresting BB1 e-car has been sent on a European Grand Tour to drum up interest and give the masses a chance to kick the tyres.
The tour kicked off at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz at the weekend and the following stop is London where the car will be on display in Covent Garden on 7 and 8 November.
Peugeot's BB1: not a Ford Capri, but equally bonkers
If you can't get along to that then you can catch up with the BB1 in Madrid, Milan or Paris later in the year.
What opportunity there will be to tell Peugeot e-car bosses what you think of their... er... interesting automotive design, we can't say.
In a further effort to get all touchy-feely with the yoof of Western Europe, Peugeot has even set up a dedicated Facebook page for the BB1.
More details of the tour and all the relevant social network links can be found here. ®
@Francis Offord Wednesday 4th November 2009 12:54 GMT
Dude. You haven't _seen_ ugly. You're obviously slightly younger than I.
To my previous comment re: '52 Nash Metro, I'll add only one word: "Isetta"
When I was a young service kid, while our family was stationed in Germany in the early '60s -- and again in the late '60s -- I saw nothing on the road as nasty-looking as the Isetta, even beating out said '52 Nash -- along with those dorky little rear-engined Renault sedans -- for sheer concentrated ugliness. Also, while I'm sure the Isetta was intended as an urban runabout, I saw them regularly on the Autobahns doing upwards of 70+mph, and remember thinking that the people driving them out there were absolutely batshit.
re: Leg room
A quick trawl through the comments to the original Reg article on the BB1 will find you the following link:
... where you'll find a picture showing how the rear passengers' legs straddle the front seats.
What the fuck?
Looking at that photo[shop] I'm wondering how the two in the back can sit there. I think they're either hogtied or don't have any legs so it's the perfect runaround for environmentally conscious bondage fans or amputees. I wonder what they'll call it when and if it arrives on our shores.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Peugeot Little Britain