It's obvious that the Peugeot EX1 electric concept car looks, well, like electric sex on wheels. The exterior looks so good, we didn't have much time at the car's debut to think about how we'd actually pilot one down the road. You have to look inside to notice that the EX1 doesn't have a steering wheel.
Instead, the concept uses two steering handles, kind of like what you'd see in an airplane, that contain a single-pinion electric power steering (EPS) system from Nexteer. The EX1 may be completely conceptual, but the EPS is a production item and everything is functional (versions can be found in the Citroën DS3 and C3). Driver Nicolas Vanier was even able to break some FIA records for an electric-powered terrestrial vehicle in the EX1 when it debuted in September. Those records fell thanks to the EX1's four electric motors that put out 340 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque and can send the EX1 down the track at 161 miles per hour after getting to 62 mph in 3.58 seconds. All this, and Nexteer promises that the EPS uses low-friction design and "advanced non-contacting sensors, brushless motors and controls" to consume a minimum amount of energy during the drive. We liked the EX1 when we first saw it, and we think getting our hands on these handles would be just the way to cure our Monday blues.