The folks at Peapod Mobility have released first shots of the finished interior for their Neighborhood Electric Vehicle and they reveal the little bugger has a secret — it has a lift-off targa top!
This is the first time we've seen the Peapod's finished interior and, for this kind of all-electric neighborhood vehicle, it's seems nice. It's admittedly spartan, with roll up windows and a squeaky-clean basic design. The smiling steering wheel emulates the cheerful grille and there's a rather nicely executed iPod-dock with flanking speakers. The seats are probably the thing we like the best. Taking a page from the excellent Herman Miller Aeron chair they feature a tensioned woven fabric seating surface. We've been wondering why it was taking so long to get these kinds of super-comfy seats in a car, if only for the massive weight saving potential.
We were surprised to see locking levers ringing the clear polycarbonate roof, which seem to indicate you can pop the top for the open-air experience, meaning the Peapod is a targa! Seems you can hit the not-too-open road for an all electric 35 mile drive and have the sun shining and the wind blowing through your... toupee. [Source: Peapod Mobility]