Best known as the head of the fashion house at which she succeeded her husband André Courrèges in 1996, Coqueline Courréges is lesser known as a creator of green transport. In 2002, she introduced her first electric car, the Bulle. In 2004, she created a second vehicle, the EXE, with over 400 km of autonomy and then in 2006, the Zooop, with a range of 450 km and a top speed of 180 km/h. A real car, but electric… See the awesome cars below.
With The Zooop, Coqueline Courrèges wanted to develop a light, original, futuristic, fast and environmentally friendly way of transportation.
This vehicle is like no other with an engine of 200 hp (150 kW) and a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 70 A / h, with a voltage of 370V, which weighs about 100 kg.
The gearbox ensures direct transmission and a top speed of 180 km/h with a range of 450 km.
Its aerodynamic shape is a big advantage! It was exhibited at the Challenge Bibendum organized by Michelin in June 2006 in Paris.
It combines environmentally friendly technology, creative design, safety and performance.
This is what we all expect of a car now!
Measurements: length 2.78 m, width 1.89 m, height 1.35 m and a weight of 690 kg!
Coqueline Courrèges developed in 2002 an electric car with simple lines. It responds naturally to the sweet name of “Bulle” (2 or 4 seats, front traction).
It’s equipped with a nickel cadmium battery with a capacity of 100 A / h, with a voltage of 96 V and has a 4 speed gearbox.
Its maximum speed is 110 km/h and an autonomy of 170 km.
She participated in the Challenge Bibendum organized by Michelin in September 2002 in Paris.
Its whiteness figure stands for purity, its shape for protection. Congested and polluted cities are the next task…
Measurements: length of 3125 m, a width of 1.80m and a height of 1.85 – Weight 1000kg
For the second prototype, Coqueline Courrèges created “EXE” (2 or 4 seats, front wheel traction) landed in 2004.
Coqueline Courrèges wanted the public to focus only on its eco-friendly technologies.
The gearbox provides a direct transmission. It has a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 149 A/h, with a voltage of 370 V, 300 kg.
Its maximum speed is 175 km/h and a range of 450 km: progress has been made at this level compared to the Bulle (maximum speed of 110 km/h and 170 km of autonomy!)
It was presented at the Challenge Bibendum organized by Michelin in October 2004 in Shanghai (China).
Measurements: length 4.04 m, width 2.20 m, height 1.62 m. and a weight of 990 kg.