by Michael Graham Richard, Ottawa, Canada on 09.10.10
Aimed Mostly at Fleet Buyers at First
Peugeot has released some details on its iOn electric car, which is based on the Mitsubishi i MiEV. In France, the leasing price will be of €499 (about $643) for five years, and this includes: the vehicle and its battery, a 5-year warranty covering the battery and electric power train, servicing and maintenance for five years or 50,000 km (31,000 miles), specific electric assistance, and Peugeot Connect, Electric Driving (smartphone application) services and access to the Mu by Peugeot mobility program.
Some highlights from the press release:
"The iOn is a rear-wheel drive vehicle in which the electric motor and single-ratio reduction gearbox are installed in front of the rear suspension. With a maximum power of 47 kW.h (64 bhp) it has a maximum torque of 180 Nm from 0 to 2000 rpm."
"Range per the European standard cycle is 150 km (93 miles)."
"The battery can be fully recharged in six hours using a single-phase 220 V household supply via a five metre cable fitted with a standard socket and a special plug. A quick recharge by means of a special recharging unit connected to a three phase 380 V electrical supply takes fifteen minutes to provide 50% battery capacity and 30 minutes for 80% capacity."
Peugeot says the iOn will be available at the end of this year, and if you are in Europe and want to take a closer look, it will be at the Paris Motor Show in early October.
Via Peugeot, GCC
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