The Wacky and Wonderful Concepts of the 2018 Paris Motor Show

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From Motor Trend

Paris is light on participants and world premieres, but it's a visual delight with wacky concepts that make the trip worthwhile. Here are some of this year's offerings.


DS X E-Tense

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This is an electric car concept from the Citroen subbrand DS that needs to be seen to be believed: a two-seat asymmetrical electric sports car concept designed for the car buyer of the 2030s. The driver—which could be a robot—sits in an open pod on the left, swathed in blue, while the passenger sits on the other side of a barrier in a red cocoon. In addition to everything being off center, the lights form a spider web of illumination. Of course it has some form of gullwing doors.


Smart Forease

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This is an electric car concept with a notable omission: no roof. This two-seat convertible is a fun take on the Smart Fortwo. Smart is celebrating its 20th anniversary and reinventing itself as an electric-only brand.


Peugeot E-Legend

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This autonomous electric coupe concept takes cues from the classic 504 Coupe from 1969 with squared-off lines, a sharklike nose, and Mustang-like three-bar taillights. The retro styling belies the futuristic interior filled with screens to watch movies and a retractable steering wheel unit with head-up display. The interior is wood and blue velvet with a rear bench seat resembling a couch from the '70s. The car has two electric motors for a manufacturer-estimated range of 370 miles and 0-62 time of 4.0 seconds.


Renault EZ-Ultimo 

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The greenhouse of this robocar is covered in a scale pattern that lets passengers see out but prevents anyone from seeing in. Despite its immense size, the EZ-Ultimo can accommodate three riders. This premium lounge also features a panoramic roof, wood paneling, and marble for riders to travel in style.


Renault EZ-Go

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One end of this autonomous vehicle opens and forms a ramp to enter this strange robo-transport with an open floor area and wraparound seating.


Renault EZ-Pro 

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This tall robo-delivery vehicle has a single seat in front with a desk/work area, while the back can accommodate packages.

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