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CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars

Future Models — 2010 C-Zero

First Citroen C-Zero EV breaks

Zero hero: The emissions-free is due on sale alongside Peugeot s i0n, late in 2010.

uncovers its i-MiEV-based C-Zero EV, might be sold here 2011

12 November 2009

THE link to Mitsubishi s electric (EV) partnership with PSA emerged this week the unveiling of the i-MiEV-based Citroen which is a candidate for sale in from 2011.

While the variant, dubbed the i0n, was on September 8 and made its world at the Frankfurt motor show that month, Citroen s version has taken until now to be ahead of its market introduction the i0n late in 2010.

Citroen s Australian importer Automotive has confirmed to GoAuto it is interested in the car, and that the of agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation allowed for sales Europe to markets including

However, Citroen Australia Daniel Cotterill said discussions were still to place and that the vehicle not be seen here until at 2011.

Of course we are interested, he But there is nothing concrete and have been no formal

Australian allocations could on demand in Europe, where PSA to sell up to 25,000 i-MiEV-based EVs a across both brands.

Left: Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Peugeot i0n.

A green will hand Citroen two powertrains to offer Australian in the next two years, with a model in the all-new DS5 already for release here around 2011.

As GoAuto has reported, is expected to become the first car to release an EV in Australia, with the made available to fleet and purchasers from the first of 2010. The vehicle is also to arrive in showrooms for general sales mid-year.

As with the i0n and i-MiEV, the C-Zero is a vehicle powered by a permanent synchronous motor delivering from 3000rpm to 6000rpm. torque of 180Nm is available 0-2000rpm. Power is transmitted to the axle via a single-speed reduction

CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars

The motor draws from a lithium-ion battery system 88 50Ah cells (for energy of 16kWh), mounted in the of the vehicle. Full recharging via a socket takes six hours, an 80 per cent charge can be achieved in 30 using an external station a single-phase current of 125A at for power of up to 50kW.

Performance claims include acceleration in 15 seconds, with the benchmark achieved in 6.0 seconds. The has a maximum driving range of measured over a standard cycle. In the city, where the will spend most of its the range will be considerably

Top speed is 130km/h.

Standard on the C-Zero will include stability and traction control, ABS six airbags, electric windows and The compact hatch seats has a 166-litre boot and a 9m turning

The C-Zero is claimed to drive a regular car with an automatic A battery charge indicator the fuel gauge, and a beep when the ignition is on to confirm the car is running.

Peugeot Automobiles Australia will look into the of securing its version of the PSA Peugeot-Citroen vehicle twins the i0n based on the i-MiEV.

We are very keen to products to Australia that significant technological advancements and are a number of those on the horizon for PAA spokesman Mark McCartney GoAuto, referring also to based on PSA s forthcoming diesel-electric

As a result, we will naturally be at the i0n however, at the moment it is too far away to on the likelihood of it reaching Australia.

CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars

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