Moovie electric car shows off its unique design like few other
automobiles in recent times can. This electric car was entered
into the Peugeot Design Competition's third edition of the Geneva
in spring of 2005, where automotive styling enthusiasts from all
over world were invited for designing the Peugeot for near future.
The project Moovie was born as the brainchild 23-year-old Andre
Costa of Portugal who went on to win the competition thereafter.
At the Frankfurt
Motor Show, the French automobile maker unveiled a 1:1 ratio scale
model of Peugeot Moovie built in accordance with successful project.
The 2-seater electronic concept car was then placed it on Peugeot's
show stand directly along with the Peugeot's own designs. It was
built under supervision of Style Centre of Peugeot, in accordance
to normal criteria for Motor Show Vehicles
months of hard work saw the progression of Costa's computer models
and drawings to the final model that was later exhibited at Frankfurt
Motor Show. As with any concept car it had to undergo several changes
before the final design could incorporate the elements of practicality,
safety and cost. The different development stages in the making
of the Peugeot Moovie included modeling, molding, milling, bodywork
of the Peugeot Moovie was radical in nature. The near spherical
plexiglass bodied car completely forgets all car standards and conventions
gives it a more natural touch making it new and innovative The Peugeot
Moovie was known for its agility and its environmental friendliness
that was its chief concern. One of its most significant features
is that the two large front wheels can rotate at different speeds
enabling it to swivel 360-degrees.
the stability of the Peugeot Moovie, the wheels make an angle of
about 10-degrees closing on the top. Also there are two big round
dual function doors that slide along the front side of the car for
space maximization in narrow situations so as to make the exit far
easier. Thus, swivel doors make accessing the two seat interior
easier. The Peugeot Moovie's large wheel dimensions reduce the energy
consumption required to drive the motor. The two spheres located
at the front enable easy driving through restricted spaces.
A high level
of brightness is ensured in passenger compartment by plunging front
windscreen with carbonate furnished surface area. A two-tone fascia
panel is mounted on a curved central pillar, with its smooth lines.
The Peugeot Moovie is free from rough edges, and houses the instrument
panel, which consists of two counters that are tonneau-shaped and
a steering wheel. An on-board seat belt is incorporated by the two
One of the
cool features include doors that form an integral part of the wheels
and the U that traditionally frames the lion on the grille of Peugeots
and that gives shape to the cabin and links the windscreen to the
rear window. Parallel parking is also a cakewalk for the Peugeot
Moovie. Driven by radical imagination and creativity the Peugeot
Moovie is one of the cars to test drive if one ever has a chance.