Bolloré, PSA Peugeot Citroën & a Problem with Electric Vehicles

This is the Bluesummer: It is an electric vehicle.

This is the Bluesummer:

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It is an electric vehicle. It was designed by Bolloré. It will be built in a PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Rennes, France, starting in September.

The car seats four. It has a 124-mile range on the urban cycle. It uses a 30-kWh lithium-polymer battery. It is 145.3-inches long, 67.3-inches wide, and 63.4-inches high. The Bluesummer has a steel frame and a body made with thermoplastic panels.

The plant will develop the capacity to build 15 vehicle per day, a maximum of 3,500 vehicles per year.

While this is clearly a car that is meant to be “fun,” it points to a bit of a problem vis-à-vis the proliferation of electric vehicles.

The Bluesummer appears to be something that one might find in a theme park.

Dimensions and range notwithstanding, it is a vehicle that has evident DNA with golf carts.

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And if OEMs outside of Tesla and Nissan want to be taken seriously when it comes to full-on electric vehicles, then it is probably a better thing to have a design that is somewhat more serious and less like something that would be ideal for the Barnum & Bailey Summer Tour.