8 September 2009

Peugeot ion

Peugeot to launch new electric vehicle in 2010

8 September 2009 - Peugeot will introduce at the end of 2010 a new edition to its model range: the i0n 'zero-emissions' electric vehicle. This vehicle, developed in co-operation with Mitsubishi Motor Company (MMC), is aimed at both retail and fleet customers. The i0n will have a potential range of 80 miles due to the use of lithium-ion batteries and will be a solution for the ever-increasing challenges of urban mobility versus environmental protection.

Busy urban areas will be the favourite playground of the i0n. With four doors and four seats, a compact length of 3.48 m and a turning circle of 4.50 m, it will be aimed at busy congested city centres. It develops a maximum power output of 64 bhp and a torque of 180 Nm and, with its maximum speed of 80 mph, it will have all the performance it needs in this busy environment. It has an operating range of 80 miles on a single charge of its lithium-ion batteries and they can be recharged in six hours using a conventional mains power supply or recharged to 80% capacity within thirty minutes, thanks to its fast charging system.

Peugeot iOn

Onboard it will include some innovative functions, thanks in particular to the "localised communication unit". This unit not only authorises the emergency call system but also authorises data transfer (battery status, distance covered, distance to travel before maintenance is due, etc…) thus providing assistance especially for fleet operators.

In line with this strategy, between now and the end of 2010, customers will discover some new solutions within the Peugeot model range:

  • The i0n, coming at the end of 2010, an all-electric vehicle for everyday urban use.
  • The 3008 HYbrid4,arriving in spring 2011, equipped with technology offering a range of benefits (147 kW / 200 bhp, 4-wheel drive, etc.., with CO2 emissions reduced to just 99g/km).