Electric vehicles Citroën C-Zero to Premiere at Brussels Motor Show

Zero fuel consumption, zero CO2 emissions and zero engine noise – the aptly named C-ZERO is Citroën’s 100% electric solution to meet the demands of modern day urban driving. With compact dimensions, rapid charge and generous range for day-to-day car journeys, C-ZERO is a perfect city companion.

C-ZERO’s permanent magnet synchronous motor is powered by a latest-generation lithium-ion battery system and delivers 47kW or 64bhp EEC from 3,000 to 6,000rpm. Maximum torque of 180Nm is available from 0 to 2,000rpm. The batteries can either be charged by plugging the supply cord into a 220-volt socket or, alternatively, C-ZERO can be charged using a 400-volt supply for an 80% charge in 30 minutes.

Despite measuring just 3.48m long, C-ZERO offers a spacious and comfortable cabin interior with four real seats and a 166 litre boot. On the road, C-ZERO has a top speed of 80mph, acceleration from 0-62mph in 15 seconds and a range of around 80 miles over a standard combined cycle. C-ZERO’s 9m turning circle and nimble handling also make it easy to navigate through city traffic.

C-ZERO is set for launch in the last quarter of 2010 and prospective customers can request an exclusive test-drive prior to placing a pre-order at www.c-zero.citroen.com

With 26 vehicles on display, Citroën’s show stand will feature almost all of its passenger car range, including the new C3 – which goes ‘on sale’ in the UK on 15th January – and the forthcoming DS3, as well as the Company’s chic REVOLTE city car concept, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009.

The 88th European Motor Show in Brussels is open to the public from 14th – 24th January 2010