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Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) beON concept car

Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) beON concept car

Make IED
Model beON
Concept year 2007
Production year -
Engine Hybrid

The beON concept from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) was presented at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. The beON is a hybrid-power concept designed by students and developed with the help of Mclaren Automotive.

For the beON concept the students looked at trying to make hybrid vehicles more appealing, they also wanted to highlight the beON's green credentials and make the concept stand out from other vehicles.

Power for the beON concept comes from a mid mounted internal combustion engine and an electric motor, the batteries are positioned just forward of the cockpit. In addition to these there is a hydraulic pump with in-wheel hydraulic motors turning all four wheels.

Access to the interior of the beON concept is through the forward tilting roof, while at the same time the doors move down to help entry and exit.

One of the major engineering hurdles the beON would have to overcome if it were ever to enter production would be the extremely top heavy layout it currently displays.

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