Peugeot unveiled a radical new micro-mini electric car prototype at the Frankfurt auto show on Wednesday, inspired by motorcycle technology. Unlike their iOn sedan, which is based on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and is definitely slated to go into production, the new, smaller concept car, known as the bb1, is more of a trial-balloon to gauge public response. Jean-Marc-Gales, vice president of PSA Peugeot-Citroen, announced that within six months Peugeot will make a decision on whether to actually put the bb1 into production. "I want to build it," Gales said.
The bb1 is based on a tubular chassis designed by PSA/Peugeot-Citroen subsidiary Peugeot Motorcycles, and if production is approved it will also be built by Peugeot motorcycles.