Peugeot will introduce at the end of
2010 a new edition to its comprehensive 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.
Peugeot has a long history in electric
vehicles and, with the Peugeot 106 Electric which was produced between
1995 and 2003, remains to this day the manufacturer who has sold the
most “zero emission” electric vehicles in the world.
With this strong grounding, Peugeot
will return to the production and selling of electric vehicles with the
launch of the all new electric vehicle the
i0n across Europe from the end
i0n will have a potential range of 80 miles due to the use of
lithium-ion batteries and will be the ideal solution for the
ever-increasing challenges of urban mobility versus environmental
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 ideal for 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.
These performance levels allow this
"zero-emission" city car to offer a good level of versatility,
comparable in performance and comfort to a small conventional internal
combustion engine vehicle.
Its respect for the environment par
excellence, its compact size, safety and simple operation will be its
best, but by no means only, attributes.
In fact, onboard it will also include
some innovative functions, thanks in particular to the "localised
communication unit". This unit not only authorises the
emergency call system for which Peugeot is a leader in terms of
deployment throughout Europe (location of vehicles at the time of an
accident and triggering the dispatch of suitable emergency services) but
also authorises data transfer (battery status, distance covered,
distance to travel before maintenance is due, etc…) thus providing
assistance especially for fleet operators.
i0n also illustrates Peugeot's commitment to integrate within
their model range different automotive solutions, suited to different
urban mobility needs. It also represents one of the key elements of
the Brand's strategy, to
reduce its environmental footprint and the dependence on fossil fuels.
In line with this strategy, between now
and the end of 2010, customers
will discover some new
solutions within the Peugeot model range:
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).
These products will combine with a
range of highly efficient internal combustion engine models which are
already particularly well placed in their respective segments: 107 with
106 g/km of CO2, 207 with 99g, 308 with 120g, 3008 with 130g
and 407 with 129g …