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26th March, 2010

With the i0n, the 100% electric car to be launched at the end of 2010 in France, Peugeot offers a response to the challenges of urban mobility and environmental responsibility. With its battery 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 in France for a monthly rental of less than €500, with a running cost of less than 1.50€ per 100 km. Peugeot is on the offensive, taking action on the electric vehicle market with: - 2 letters of intent signed with Veolia and Greenwheels - a partnership with the European project Electric Vehicles for Advanced Cities - 2,500 contacts with private customers. The Peugeot i0n can be fully charged in 6 hours and offers a 30 minute quick charge.

The city will be the i0n’s preferred territory. With four doors, four seats, a length of 3.48 metres 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 rating of 180 Nm, offering a level of performance perfectly suited to 90% of western European car journeys with, in particular:

- a maximum speed of 130 km/h
- 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 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 2,500 customer contacts and this intensification of its approach to Business to Business customers, Peugeot is off to a flying start on the emerging electric vehicle market.

Now the French marque takes a new marketing step by fixing its minimum monthly rental at under €500, a simple and accessible electric offer as the vehicle’s 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.

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Urban/semi-urban vehicle 4 doors - 4 occupants, environmentally-friendly, compact and easy to handle
No exhaust emissions
Meeting 90% of daily western European travel requirements
Reduced running costs: less than €1.50 per 100 km
Reduced servicing
Compact:     L=3.48   w = 1.475 
Roomy:    Wheelbase 2.55 m
Height: 1.60 m
Easy to handle:  Turning circle radius between walls 4.5 m
Powerful and efficient
Synchronous electric motor with permanent magnets
 Maximum power:  47 kW  2,500 to 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque:  180 Nm  0 to 2,500 rpm
 Maximum engine speed:   8,500 rpm
 Maximum speed:   130 km/h
 Performance (half payload)
 0 - 400 m : 19.9 sec
 0 - 1,000 m : 36.9 sec
Battery, range and recharging
Lithium-Ion battery
Range: 130 km
Fully  charged in  6 hours from an earthed domestic socket
Rapid charge using a special terminal from 0 to 80% in 30 minutes


Peugeot Connect – thanks to a localised communication system - including
Peugeot Connect SOS, for emergency calls
Peugeot Connect Assistance, for breakdown assistance
Peugeot Connect Fleet, for fleet management
Mu by Peugeot: à la carte mobility

A single specification level - 2 levels of finish

ABS – ESP – 6 air bags
Electric power steering
15" alloy wheels
Fog lamps
Central locking
Electric windows – electrically-operated door mirrors
Automatic headlamps
Semi-automatic air conditioning
RDE radio (MP3, Bluetooth, USB)
Telematics unit for Peugeot Connect services 
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
50/50 separate and tilting rear bench seat (6 positions)
Isofix in both rear seats


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