A new step in the commercialisation of the electric vehicles Peugeot i0n

With its lithium ion batteries and its innovative services, including Peugeot Connect (emergency call and data feedback) and Mu by Peugeot (à la carte mobility), the Peugeot i0n will be available for a monthly rental of less than €500, with a running cost of less than 1.50€ per 100km.

Peugeot is on the offensive, taking concrete action on the electric vehicles market with:
– 2 letters of intent signed with Veolia and Greenwheels
– a partnership with the European project Electric Vehicles for Advanced Cities
– 2500 contacts with private customers.

The Peugeot i0n can be fully charged in 6 hours and offers a 30-minute quick charge. Environmentally-friendly mobility: lithium-ion batteries rechargeable in six hours, quick charge in 30 minutes.

The city will be the i0n’s preferred territory. With four doors, four seats, a length of 3.48 m and a turning circle radius of 4.50 m, this 100 % electric Peugeot develops a maximum power of 47 kW (64 bhp) and a torque of 180 Nm, offering a level of performance perfectly suited to 90% of car journeys, with in particular:
– a maximum speed of 130 kph
– a comfortable range of 130 km in the European standardised cycle
– lithium-ion batteries rechargeable in six hours using a traditional 220 V socket,
– a 30-minute quick charge system ensuring 80 % capacity.

These characteristics make this “zero emission” city run-around very versatile to use, comparable in terms of performance and capacity to a small conventionally powered vehicle.

Its environmental-friendliness, compactness, safety and simplicity of use will be its main strengths… but not the only ones. Indeed, inside the electric vehicle there will be innovative services:
– Peugeot Connect authorises the emergency call, of which Peugeot is the leader in Europe, but also feedback of valuable data for professional fleet management: battery status, mileage, distance before next service.

– Mu by Peugeot, currently being deployed in Europe, providing easy access to products and accessories in the Peugeot range: cars, light commercial vehicles, scooters, bicycles …

Accessible mobility: Peugeot is off to a flying start on the emerging electric vehicle market. At the Brussels Motor Show, Peugeot signed two letters of intention (L.O.I.) with Veolia and Greenwheels, companies operating in Europe, with a view to the purchase of electric vehicles and the development of mobility services.

In addition, a partnership has been agreed to join the European EVA project (Electric Vehicles for Advanced Cities), a consortium which to date brings together more than 20 European cities, car manufacturers and electricity suppliers from many countries.

Buoyed by 2500 customer contacts and this intensification of its approach to B to B customers, Peugeot is off to a flying start on the emerging electric vehicle market. Today, the Marque takes a new marketing step by fixing its minimum monthly rental at under €500, a simple and accessible electric offer as the electric cars running cost is below that of a conventional vehicle.

Other offers adapted to the requirements of different customers will be added to this initial commercial proposal.

Peugeot is the only manufacturer to offer an integral mobility package complete with cars, light commercial vehicles, scooters, bicycles, and a wide range of services. Present in 160 countries with 10,000 contact points, Peugeot combines strong design and emotion throughout the world. In 2009, Peugeot sold 1,842,000 cars, becoming the leading French manufacturer [in terms of registrations] in the world and the 10th ranked car manufacturer. 50% of Peugeots sold around the world have a rate of emissions of less than 140 g of CO2.

Backed by 200 years of inspiration, Peugeot is renewing its style and its visual identity in 2010, at the same time extending its mobility offer and affirming its international ambition. The Marque is continuing its development with the launches of the RCZ, a limited edition vehicle, the iOn, a 100% electric car, the 408 in China, plus three new models in Latin America and the deployment in Europe of its Mu by Peugeot à la carte mobility offer.