Peugeot is betting even more on black (and copper) with the Onyx three-wheeled scooter concept. A fanciful sibling to the Onxy hybrid supercar concept, the scooter looks as if it could have come straight from the Japanese anime, Akira.

The Onyx scooter makes do with a bit less gumption than the 680-horsepower Onyx coupe. The three-wheeler's powertrain is a 400cc engine paired with an electric motor pushing a combined 60 horsepower and 43 pound-feet to the 17-inch rear wheel.

In between the cockpit and the seat is a storage unit called the ClipBox. The scooter is in Sport Mode with the ClipBox affixed, the rider leaning against it to reach the handlebars, naturally pushing the feet into a more sportbike-like position. Remove the ClipBox and the Onyx goes into Urban Mode, a more traditional scooter configuration with an upright seating position. Peugeot says it's good for 30 miles of all-electric travel at 31 mph, or 310 miles if it uses the ICE. You can check out its transformation in the attached photo gallery, and we'll find out more in person at the Paris Motor Show.


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      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      This vehicle already exists, its the Piaggio MP3 Hybrid with a new body kit. Kinda sad that I'm just a random schmuck and yet always seem to know more than automotive journalists.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        And for anyone wondering, the Piaggio MP3 Hybrid 300ie is a total flop. Its crazy heavy, less efficient than a Prius, has crappy performance, and the extra storage space you get with the regular Piaggio MP3 is used up by the battery pack. Oh, and did I mention it has a $10K MSRP? Yeah, no... fail.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only if this scooter could somehow be integrated as part of the car and can be detached when needed that would be cool.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
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      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would not mind having that at all...just as striking as the Onyx!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      EJD1984
      • 2 Years Ago
      Batman's retirement scooter? :-)
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd rather have the scooter than the car.
      Brodz
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like a buffalo.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      They say art begins its life looking ugly but grows more beautiful with time. Design begins its life beautiful and grows ugly with time. This satin black and copper may not age well. But today, it looks damned cool.
      travisjb
      • 2 Years Ago
      what's the top speed of a 400cc bike, typically? thx
        • 2 Years Ago
        @travisjb
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        SpikedLemon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @travisjb
        Stability and aerodynamics will probably end up limiting how fast you want to go on a scooter. My old Suzuki DRZ400 Supermoto was capable of 100mph (160km/h) but wasn't very stable past 95mph.
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