This little Peugeot Dauphin might look like a harmless toy tricycle, but it's a sophisticated concept for a full-fledged electric vehicle by Portuguese designer Ricardo Baiao. It doesn't make those horsey sound effects like that Girasole electric car we showed you yesterday, but it certainly surpasses it in distance, going 186 miles on a six-hour charge compared to the Girasole's mere 75-mile range.
The Dauphin gets its smoothly rounded looks thanks to its highly advanced carbon-fiber and epoxy-resin materials. This is a wirelessly connected vehicle, too, communicating effortlessly with your home PC so you can call up maps and directions, viewing them on the vehicle's heads-up display.
It's no slouch when it comes to performance, either. Pushing the techno-tryke up to 90 mph are electric motors embedded in each rear wheel, and once you get home, you charge the vehicle up again by simply parking it over the Peugeot Dock/Recharging station. It's all so effortless — your only problem will be convincing your neighbors that it's not a UFO.
Feast your eyes on more pictures of the Dauphin after the jump.