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Peugeot i0n for fleets in 2010

  • Electric Peugeot with 80 mile range
  • Maximum power of 64bhp
  • Targeting fleet users in 2010

You could be one of the first drivers in the country to use one of the latest generation of electric cars by the end of 2010.

The Peugeot i0n will be introduced late in 2010 and will be targeting companies and public sector organisations as a car-sharing or fleet vehicle.

It has an operating range of 80 miles on a single charge of its lithion-ion batteries which can be fully recharged in six hours from a mains power supply, or 80 per cent charged in 30 minutes.

The i0n is a Peugeot-badged version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV - an electric version of the Mitsubishi i - and is an extension of the partnership Peugeot already has with Mitsubishi for supply of the Outlander-based 4007.

It has four doors and four seats, develops 64 bhp and 133lb-ft of torque. Maximum speed is reputed to be 80mph.

The i0n will feature all the safety and comfort features currently offered on the Mitsubishi i, including ABS, traction control, electronic stability control and six airbags, as well as electric windows, air conditioning and a CD/radio.

Peugeot claims a long heritage in selling electric vehicles, including an electric version of the 106 that was built between 1995 and 2003.

Mitsubishi will offer its own version of the vehicle and has already taken delivery of the first 25 UK models for 12-month trials, while other manufacturers, including Citroen, Renault and Nissan, are at an advanced stage in bringing mainstream electric vehicles to market.