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PSA Peugeot-Citroën built 10k+ EVs between 1995 and 2002

http://www.plugincars.com/citroen-c-zero-and-peugeot-ion-french-electrics-106700.html
The Citroën C-Zero and the Peugeot Ion, the French Electrics That
Aren’t  By Laurent J. Masson  Jan 19 2011

Pop Quiz: What major auto company is the world’s most successful maker
of electric cars?

Answer: The French group PSA Peugeot-Citroën, which built more than
10,000 EVs, most between 1995 and 2002.

The Peugeot 106 and the Citroën Saxo, the Citroën Berlingo and the
Peugeot Partner, were four electric cars available on the French
market in 2001. But sales were always slow, as were the cars. Some
people in France called them 90/90, which would translate as 56/56 in
English. That’s their top speed and range, in kilometers and miles.

The company said it was losing money, and production was stopped in
2002—but we knew the electric car wasn’t dead at Peugeot. That was
confirmed at the 2008 edition of the Paris motor show, with an
electric prototype of Peugeot’s most popular model: the 207.

Good news was received in 2009, but it was only partially good. (And
bad for me, because I’m French.) The good part was that PSA would
market electric cars again, but the huge disappointment was that it
had teamed up with Mitsubishi to make the cars. So future Peugeot and
Citroën electrics would actually be Mitsubishi EVs in disguise.

Both cars were seen in prototype form at the Frankfurt motor show in
September 2009, with the production models introduced at last year’s
Paris show.

And this is the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Can you spot the differences?
There’s no doubt that they are all the same car, built by the same
people, on the same assembly line in Mizushima, Japan—and with exactly
the same specifications. (The U.S. version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV
will be longer and wider, as required to meet U.S. safety regulations
and to provide more comfort levels matching American standards.)

Most French don’t like the Citroën C-Zero and the Peugeot Ion. But
that hardly matters, as very few individuals are expected to buy this
car. PSA knows that. Most customers are expected to be business users,
and several car-sharing companies (in France, Germany and Holland)
have already announced they will buy dozens. Of course, these
companies could also buy the Mitsubishi version, which is also
available, but Peugeot and Citroën have much stronger sales and
services networks than Mitsubishi. They’re also much better known to
anyone in Europe.

It Comes Down to Cost, As Usual
For the private customers, the problem lies in the price of these
cars. With our 19.6% value-added-tax (all prices are given tax-
included in Europe), the Peugeot Ion (and its twin from Citroën or
Mitsubishi) retails at about 35,000 euros. A government’s incentive
for clean cars reduces this to 30,000 euros (~$40,000) but the car
certainly doesn’t look like it’s worth that kind of money. Actually,
the car looks somewhat awkward, as it’s taller than it is wide. Less
than 5-feet wide, the Peugeot Ion is the narrowest car on the market,
but thanks to that above average height, four adults can fit inside.
Actually, that’s more room for seating than the Tesla Roadster!

Since the car is so narrow, its turning radius is fantastic—a big
advantage in Europe’s congested old cities. But I kept wondering about
the car’s handling. Would its unusual proportions make it prone to
flip over, or something? To my great surprise, the car is very stable.
Because of its battery being low-mounted in the underfloor of the
car, I drove it at the same speed I would have with a gasoline car.
(Well, a slow gas car.)

Thanks to the instant torque of the electric motor, the car is quite
zippy right off the line. It’ll be fine for city use, but things are
not so rosy on the open road, I mean above 80-kph (50-mph).
Accelerating to 70-mph is very slow, so Jay Leno would probably not
like it. It’s hardly faster than a Think City.

Yet, the car is still convincing. To many people living in big cities,
a car so compact—and of course with zero emission—makes a lot of
sense. It will also be very cheap to run. You just need to overcome
the steep initial price, and own another car for weekend trips.
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Citroen brings C-Zero High-Line EV to Romania

http://www.romania-insider.com/citroen-brings-electric-car-c-zero-to-romania/18632/
Citroen brings electric car C-Zero to Romania   Feb 8 2011

Citroen Romania has launched C-Zero, an electric car model, on the
Romanian market. The model is priced at EUR 36,600. This is the first
electric car officially available in Romania and will be in stock in
the following weeks. C-Zero will be sold in its top version, High
Line, which includes MP3 radio CD, computer, ESP, USB port, blue
tooth, among others.

The car’s Li-Ion battery can be plugged in to a normal 220 V socket
and should be recharged in 8 hours. When plugged in a 400V socket,
the recharging period will only last 30 minutes. More about the
Citroen C-Zero model here.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV, another electrical car, will be available in
Romania from April this year.
[© 2011 — Romania Business Insider. All Rights Reserved.]





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€21k+€72/mo-battery-subscription Kangoo Maxi Z.E. utility EV

http://green.autoblog.com/2011/02/23/geneva-kangoo-maxi-ze-electric-van/
[images] Geneva preview: Kangoo Maxi Z.E. is an electric van for the
larger set  by Sebastian Blanco  Feb 23 2011 [
http://www.blogcdn.com/green.autoblog.com/media/2011/02/kangoo-maxi-ze-plug-in-minivan-630.jpg
]
Renault is gearing up for one of those model reveals that's not going
to garner many headlines but is an important debut nonetheless. The
Kangoo Maxi Z.E., an electric version of Kangoo Maxi, is coming to the
Geneva Motor Show and it's just the kind of vehicle that will help
make plug-in vehicles mainstream ...

It's a basic utility vehicle – bigger than the standard Kangoo Z.E.
– that can hold between two and five people and hase a maximum
carrying capacity of 4.6 square meters. The options for the Z.E.
(Zero Emission) version are the same as for the standard ICE models.
Sell or lease enough of these things to fleets and the price for
"regular" consumers comes down.

The Kangoo Maxi Z.E. will go on sale this fall starting at a pre-tax,
pre-subsidy price of €21,200 ($29,135 U.S. at current exchange rates).
The standard Kangoo Z.E. starts at €20,000, not including the battery.
The same deal applies here, with the battery subscription costing €72
($99) a month. Renault says this is done, "to ensure optimal capacity
of the (battery) throughout the vehicle's working life." Orders for
the Maxi Z.E. will be accepted starting March 1 at the Renault Zero
Emissions website. [© 2011 AOL Inc. All rights Reserved.]




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Hertz European roll-out: plans to add 500 of Renault EVs

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/transport/i/3852/
Hertz to add Renault’s electric vehicles to rental fleet  03 Mar 2011

Car rental company Hertz has entered into an agreement with carmaker
Renault to add electric models, the Twizy, Fluence ZE and Kangoo ZE,
to its fleet.

Over the next two years, Hertz plans to add 500 of Renault electric
vehicles to its European rental fleet and its car sharing club
Connect.

The Fluence is a family car, while the Kangoo is a small van and
Twizy is a two-seater mini city runaround.

The move, which was announced at the Geneva Motor Show this week, is
the latest part of Hertz’s Global Electric Vehicle Programme, which
the company launched last December.

“Hertz is committed to global implementation of our electric vehicle
initiative and our planned partnership with Renault will be a vital
component of our European roll-out,” says chair and CEO of Hertz Mark
Frissora.

For further information:
www.hertz.com
www.renault.com
[© Afion Media Ltd 2011]




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Specialist Citroen EV UK Dealer Network

http://carandvannews.co.uk/2011/03/08/citroen-switches-on-electric-dealers/
[image] Citroen switches on electric dealers  Mar 8 2011

Citroen has followed the example of Nissan and appointed a network of
specialist dealers for its C-Zero electric car.

A total of 11 outlets have been selected to look after all sales and
servicing needs for the car, just as first customer deliveries begin.

According to Citroen the 11 have been chosen to ensure an extensive
geographical spread across the UK. They are mainly located in larger
cities and areas that will be taking part in the Government’s
‘Plugged-in Places’ scheme providing electric charging points.

Each of the Citroen outlets will have a C-Zero on hand to give
customer test drives, and an electric vehicle charging bay for
existing owners.

Two sales and two aftersales staff members at each dealership will be
nominated electric vehicle specialists and fully trained, with access
to all tools and equipment to prepare, service and maintain the car.

Two of the electric specialists are in London, with the others in
Slough, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Gateshead,
Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dungannon.          [© 2011 DrivenData Ltd]


http://www.autoevolution.com/news/citroen-announces-specialist-ev-dealer-network-in-the-uk-32513.html
[image] Citroen Announces Specialist EV Dealer Network in the UK
by Mihnea Radu  8 Mar 2011
With the first deliveries of the C-ZERO underway, the Government’s
Plug-in Car Grants in place and new car buyer interest in EVs reaching
an all time high, Citroen looks set for success in Great Britain.

The carmaker has announced the appointment of 11 dealers, from its
current network, to specialize in sales and servicing for its new
full-electric city car, the C-ZERO. Know as the ‘Citroen Electric
Vehicle Specialist Dealer Network’, they have been especially chosen
to provide extensive geographical coverage of the UK and are located
in larger cities that are associated with the government
infrastructure support, known as Plugged-in Places.

All the specialist dealers will provide a demonstration car for test
drives, plus an electric vehicle charging bay, complete with a
charging post. They also have two nominated sales and two aftersales
electric vehicle specialists who will be fully trained, with access
to all the necessary special tools and equipment to prepare, service
and maintain the new electric city car.

Customers interested in buying the EV will enjoy a £5,000 Plug-in Car
Grant via a comprehensive ‘peace-of-mind’ package for both business
and private users, with the C-ZERO available for lease at £415 per
month (excluding VAT) over 4 years or 40,000 miles.  This offer
includes the lease of the vehicle, the battery pack, and all
scheduled servicing and maintenance.

The C-Zero is a nearly identical twin to of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV,
developed to make urban mobility easier with its compact dimensions,
rapid charge and sufficient range for day-to-day trips. The car uses
an electric motor that produces 64 hp and 180 Nm (132 lb-ft) of
torque.  [© 2008-2011 SoftNews NET. All rights reserved.]





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Renault will demonstrate Kangoo Van ZE at Birmingham CV Show

http://www.choicequote.co.uk/news/van/commercial_renault-to-demonstrate-new-vans-at-birmingham-cv-show.asp
[image] Renault to demonstrate new vans at Birmingham CV Show

Renault will be demonstrating a number of new vans in the UK for the
first time at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show in
Birmingham.

The manufacturer will be showcasing a total of 14 different models at
the National Exhibition Centre event next month, with seven of these
making their British show debuts.

Among them will be the Kangoo Van ZE, the manufacturer's new electric
vehicle that will be launched this autumn and aims to deliver strong
environmental performance, while remaining affordable and comfortable
to drive.

In addition, Renault will demonstrate a number of new additions to
the Master range with converted models such as the Box Van, Dropside,
Tipper and 17 Seat minibus.

Renault's fleet and commercial vehicle operations director Darren
Payne said: "We truly believe we have something for everyone and I'm
genuinely looking forward to seeing customer reactions to our
expanded range in a few weeks time."

Last year, the company won a number of accolades at the What Van?
Awards, including the title of van of the year for the New Master.
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i MiEV review: Plug it in and go

http://www.bnd.com/2011/03/17/1633330/plug-it-in-and-go-ameren-shows.html
[image] Plug it in and go; Ameren shows off electric car
BY WALLY SPIERS  Mar 17 2011

If Ameren Illinois wasn't making such a fuss about it, its i MiEV
(Mitsubushi innovative Electric Vehicle) might have caught observers
by surprise when it rolled up Wednesday at the Ameren Illinois
Operating Center in Belleville.

Except for a little tire noise, the vehicle is exceptionally quiet,
said Eric Kozak, managing supervisor of the Ameren Illinois fleet.

The i MiEV is a battery-electric vehicle that can travel about 80
miles on a full charge. Ameren Illinois is taking the car around its
service area for the next two weeks to show it off.

Eric Kozak, managing supervisor of the Ameren Illinois fleet gets
ready to take a person for a ride in the i MiEV (Mitsubushi innovative
Electric Vehicle) Wednesday at the Ameren facility on West Blvd in
Belleville. - Derik Holtmann/BND

"We can show our employees and customers what an electric vehicle
looks like and discuss the advantages and disadvantages, he said.

Its advantages are that it is quiet, cheap to operate and it can be
plugged into an ordinary 110-volt electrical outlet to recharge, he
said. Disadvantages include the need to charge it frequently, limited
range and high initial price.

Kozak said to charge the car fully for its 80-mile range takes about
$2 of electricity. To drive that 80 miles in a normal car at an
average of 20 miles per gallon of gasoline at the current price of
$3.69 per gallon would be $14.76.

It takes about eight hours to fully charge. For an additional cost, a
220-volt plug is available that will let the car charge a little
faster.

"So it is economical," he said. "The initial upfront cost is what is
holding it back."

Kozak said Mitsubishi is estimating a $30,000 base price for the car,
but it would come with a $7,500 government tax credit. It will be
available in 2012.

Kozak said the car has been tested in various outlets at the company
and also at employees' homes, and not once has the car failed to
charge.

He said that except for the lack of engine noise, the car drives like
a normal small car. It has a regenerative braking system that puts a
small amount of energy back into the battery when the car is slowing
down.

However, alternators have not yet been developed that can recharge
the large battery packs while an electric car is in motion.

"Running the heater or air conditioner will reduce the estimated
mileage range," he said. "I could see that on the indicator this
morning when I turned on the defroster. It dropped, but it came back
up when I turned off the defroster."

Kozak said Ameren Illinois customers already are asking questions.
Are there going to be charging stations? What do I need to have in my
garage?

"We do ask them to contact us when they buy a plug-in car," he said.
If three or four neighbors have the cars, we may need to upgrade the
transformers outside. There is no charge for any service up to the
electric meter on the house."

He said most people won't need to modify their outlets or do any work
inside their houses to accommodate the cars.

Ameren Illinois is in discussions with various groups about charging
stations and other issues, such as alternative rates related to the
electric cars. []






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NZ$60k i-MiEV available for sale July 2011

http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=33287
[image] After the Wellington trial, Mitsubishi will be first to sell
electric cars in NZ  Mar 29 2011  Press Release – Mitsubishi Motors

The first electric cars will be available for sale to the New Zealand
public from July 2011 at designated Mitsubishi Motors dealers ...

There are currently eight electric vehicles in use around the capital.
Facilitated by the Wellington City Council, four participating
businesses – New Zealand Post, Meridian Energy, The Wellington Company
and Mitsubishi Motors – are putting the cars to work in ‘the real
world’ and they have more than met expectations ...

A full recharge takes approximately seven hours and costs about $5.
Depending on conditions, a full charge can power the i-MiEV for up to
150km ...

Wellington EV drivers now also have inner-city recharging options. At
its Harbour City Shell Service Station, Greenstone Energy has
installed a free 15-amp charging post ...

The i-MiEV will be on sale at approved Mitsubishi dealers from July
for $59,990 including a 3-year / 100,000 km warranty, 3-years of free
servicing and installation of one 15 amp socket in the home garage for
charging.

“With free servicing and low costs of running, the i-MiEV represents
an affordable way to drive New Zealand’s most environmentally friendly
vehicle, and it’s available this year” said Mr Cook.
[]




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Peugeot XB1 three wheeled electric vehicle concept

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/03/peugeot-xb1-new.php
[image] Peugeot XB1; New type of vehicle or fancy mobility scooter?

This three wheeled electric vehicle concept is designed to provide a
bridge between driving and walking in the city of the future, but
isn't this ground already covered by other existing options?

The Peugeot XB1 is sort of like a sedan chair on wheels similar to
that Toyota I-Real we saw a while back, and it's designed to zip its
passenger around at up to 22-mph. As with any good concept these days,
it comes with GPS and smart phone integration ...
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Mitsubishi business-use EVs: Minicab Van & Minicab-MiEV models

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/business/news/20110402p2g00m0bu068000c.html
M'bishi Motors mini electric vehicle prices to start from 1.7 mil. yen

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Friday the prices of its
two types of electric minivehicles for business use due to be marketed
later this year will start at some 1.7 million yen and 2.05 million
yen, respectively.

The company began taking orders the same day for the Minicab-MiEV
based on the Minicab Van, claiming it will be the first business-use
EV to be sold by a major automaker.

It set the prices on the assumption that the government program for
promoting eco-friendly vehicle purchases will remain in place.

Mitsubishi Motor said it can release the Minicab-MiEV models lower-
priced than its electric passenger car i-MiEV, at 2.84 million yen, as
production of electric vehicles has increased.

The lower-priced model of the Minicab-MiEV can run for about 100
kilometers on a single power charge and the costlier car can run for
150 km. Mitsubishi Motors said it has equipped the new models with
short-life rechargeable batteries since business-use vehicles are
often used for short-haul driving, such as goods deliveries in town.
(Mainichi Japan) April 2, 2011
[Copyright 2010 THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS. All rights reserved.]


http://www.freepressreleases.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=178022&catid=17&Itemid=31
Mitsubishi Starts Taking Orders For Minicab-MiEV Commercial Mini EV

http://www.erenumerique.fr/fourgonnette_electrique-news-21621.html
Fourgonnette électrique [in French, babelfish translated]
[image] Electric light van  By TengOtaku  Apr 6 2011

The electric cars were known. Even the electric bicycles, the electric
scooters and motor bikes were known… But Mitsubishi Motors further
goes… The manufacturer of vehicles announced that it took the orders
for its Minicab-MiEV, an electric light van which will be marketed at
the end of 2011.

Based on the vehicle MiniCab Van, Minicab-MiEV exists in two models.
One has a battery of a capacity of 10,5 kWh and can carry out a
hundred kilometers per load (test JC08). The other is equipped better
with a battery offering a power with 16 kWh, enabling him to traverse
150 km per refill of its battery. If the system of premiums in the
event of purchase of an electric vehicle installed by the Japanese
government in 2010 is prolonged in 2011, the residual cost for the
purchaser will be of 1,7 million yens (approximately 14.211 €) for
Minicab-MiEV 10,5 kWh, and 2,05 million yens (approximately 17.137 €)
for Minicab-MiEV 16 kWh. But the system of governmental premiums
relates to only the vehicles intended for a domestic use, and not the
light commercial vehicles… For the companies, which are likely to be
interested, Mitsubishi will propose a solution of leasing, which will
include/understand the maintenance actions of the electrical motor.

[image
http://www.erenumerique.fr/images/news/20110406/minicab-miev_01.jpg ]
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First order for Renault Kangoo Z.E van EV

£16,990, Will hit the showrooms for public purchase in October

http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/20110412/renault-electric-van-secures-first-orders.htm
[image] Renault electric van secures first orders
By Faye Sunderland  12 Apr 2011

With another six months to go before the launch of Renault's first
electric commercial vehicle, the firm celebrating securing the first
order for its new Kangoo Z.E (zero emission) van.

The order for six models has been placed by one of the French car
maker's longstanding customers, JCDecaux, which is known as Europe's
largest 'out-of-home' advertising company.

[image
http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Renault-Kangoo-Van-Z.E_thumb.jpg
Renault Kangoo Van Z.E ]

The new electric van will not hit the showrooms until October, when it
will retail for £16,990 excluding VAT, making it an affordable
proposition for businesses across the country. As one of the first of
four electric vehicles Renault has planned for imminent launch, the
firm is confident that this will be the first of many orders for the
new electric version of its popular Kangoo LCV.

The initial order of six vans will be used to enable JCDecaux's staff
to travel between sites, with the company's portfolio including
billboards, street furniture, retail and airports, reaching more than
293 million consumers in 3,400 cities worldwide. In the UK, JCDecaux's
presence covers all major cities, including London, Manchester,
Birmingham and Glasgow, making the Kangoo Van Z.E. the perfect choice
for its fleet requirements as the infrastructure for charging the
vehicles already exists.

Allaying concerns of electric vehicle compromises, the Kangoo Van Z.E.
features the same dimensions, equipment and look of the internal
combustion-engined versions, together with identical load capacity
(ranging from 3 to 4.6m³ depending on model), payload (650kg), load
length and high levels of comfort. It also has a range of around 100
miles per charge and a top speed of 81 mph.

Mark Cooper, Group Operations Director from JCDecaux, said: "Here at
JCDecaux, we have always been industry innovators and have done
everything possible to reduce our carbon footprint, and believe that
in the major cities where we operate, the transfer of our fleet from
fossil fuels to electric is a major step forward in aiding this
process even further.

Adding: "Those fortunate to have sampled the Kangoo Van Z.E. have
rated its performance and lack of noise very highly. They were also
struck by how easy-to-drive and comfortable it is."

The Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. range launches in October 2011, priced
£16,990 to £18,690 excluding VAT, plus £59 per month battery lease
based on 9,000 miles/4 years. More information on Renault's Z.E. range,
including pre-reservation details, is available at www.renault-ze.com
Source: The Green Car Website UK
[© 2011 IBTimes Company. All Rights Reserved.]


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Seoul Mayor will have 10 SM3 EV taxis on downtown streets

SM3 EV: a re-badged Renault Fluence ZE

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/04/12/2011041200802.html
[image] Electric-Powered Taxis to Hit Seoul Streets This Year
Apr 12 2011

Electric-powered taxis will be seen on the streets of downtown Seoul
later this year. The city government announced on Monday that it will
operate 10 electric taxis in a trial run starting around November.

City Mayor Oh Se-hoon aims to have 120,000 electric vehicles on the
roads by 2020 by replacing 50 percent of public transportation and
official vehicles, 10 percent of automobiles, and 1 percent of cargo
trucks with electric vehicles.

Fifty more electric taxis will be introduced next year, 150 more in
2013, and an additional 250 in 2014. Two single-ton electric cargo
trucks will be put into trial operation in March 2012.
[
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/img_dir/2011/04/12/2011041200709_0.jpg
image - SM3 EV]

The city currently operates 36 electric cars mainly for use as
official vehicles, and plans to gradually supply a total of 5,860
units by 2013.

Starting in 2013, those who buy an electric car will receive
government subsidies of as much as 50 percent of the price difference
of a comparable non-electric vehicle.

Seoul city also aims to increase the number of electric buses to 150
by 2013, and electric motorcycles, which cost some W3.5 million each,
to 2,000 by 2013.           [© 2009 Chosun.com All rights reserved.]


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Citroen DS5 4WD Hybrid4: diesel front and/or electric rear drive

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[images] New Citroen DS5 in detail
By Georgia Lewis  3 May 2011

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The new Citroen DS5 is big yet frugal; wild-styled yet attractive, but
still delivers enough real-world economy for real buyers to take note]

Citroen’s latest foray into the executive car market, the new DS5, was
revealed at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show.

It borrows unashamedly from the original DS unleashed onto the world
back in 1955. And this is no bad thing - if you visit the Volkswagen
Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, you will see that VW has very
magnanimously displayed all manner of marques, including a stunning
early DS in sage green.

The long, swooping lines, the spacious, well-appointed interior and
long, elegant body of the original DS are strongly reflected in the
Citroen DS5, with the coupe-hatchback, huge ‘n’ groovy alloy wheels
and aggressive grille bringing the design firmly into the 21st Century.

While its looks are rooted in Citroen’s stylish design heritage, the
brand has kept its eye firmly on the future with one of the powertrain
options - the DS5 is the first Citroen to go on sale with the option
of a HYbrid4 diesel hybrid engine. It offers 200bhp, four-wheel drive
capability and at city-driving speeds, the car can be driven as an
emission-free electric vehicle.

For the highway, there is an acceleration boost function and it boasts
total CO2 emissions of just 99g/km, a solid result for a car of this
size - it’s 4.52m long and 1.85m wide.

On the inside, Citroen is promising a driver-oriented cockpit, a user-
friendly layout for the assorted buttons with one central console and
one above the driver’s head, pilot style, and then there’s the most
important button of all - a stop-start button that lights up the cabin
in red and white. The head-up display projects information in the
driver’s line of sight on the windscreen. On a utilitarian level, the
DS5 has a 465 litres of luggage space and five proper seats. It’s all
part of what Citroen calls the C-SportLounge concept.

Given that this car is pitching at the more affluent end of the
market, fine-grain Club leather and “watchstrap” leather detailing on
the seats have been added to ensure it’s a step up from the supermini
DS3 and the practical DS4.

The model on show in Shanghai was in a one-off livery featuring
Citroen’s DS5 White Pearl colour, 20-inch alloy wheels and the
interior was in ebony-coloured leather with silver overstitching.

It is expected that the new DS5 will be on sale in the UK at the end
of 2011.

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Peugeot EX1 EV keeps breaking records and built for fun

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Concept EX1 Sets Electric Lap Record At Nurburgring

http://www.motorward.com/2011/05/peugeot-ex1-sets-electric-lap-record-at-nurburgring/
[image] Peugeot EX1 Sets Electric Lap Record At Nurburgring
by Arman Barari  May 3 2011

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Peugeot EX1 Sets Electric Lap Record At Nurburgring]

Peugeot’s little electric EX1 keeps breaking records, but the French
are still reluctant to make it. In its latest stunt, the EX1 broke the
lap record around Nurburgring Nordschleife for electric cars.

The car lapped the 20.832 kilometres race track setting a lap time of
9:01.338 seconds at an average speed of 138.324 km/h, both records for
EVs. The previous recorded lap time for an electric vehicle was
9:51.45 seconds clocked in 2010. That’s a staggering difference of
50 seconds!

The EX1 is a very brilliant car, the only EV you want to actually buy
because it’s built for fun. But it’s too fancy to the real world so we
will never see it coming, at least not in this form, or with this
speed.                            [(c) 2008 - 2011 Motorward.com]


http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/peugots-100-electric-concept-ex1-has-broken-six-world-records.php
Peugot's 100% Electric Concept EX1 Has Broken Six World Records
by Alex Davies  05. 2.11

[image
http://www.treehugger.com/peugeot-ex1.jpg
Image Courtesy of Inhabitat]

For it's 200th birthday, French automobile giant Peugeot decided to
celebrate its past by looking to the future. Thus was born the
Concept EX1, the 100% electric, two motor, 340 horsepower juggernaut
that has already broken six world records.

First debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the EX1 has been dropping
jaws ever since, most recently at the Nurburgring racetrack in
Germany, where it shattered the standing record for a 12 mile run by
50 seconds.

The EX1 is still nowhere near the speeds of the the world's fastest
cars, but it is by a good measure the fastest electric vehicle out
there today. And while this isn't the design that's going to lead the
effort to green our transportation systems (doubly so, as it's a
concept car), it feels good to know that electric power can be so...
powerful.                                    [© TreeHugger.com 2010]


http://www.autoblog.com/2011/05/01/peugeot-ex1-sets-fastest-electric-car-lap-at-the-ring/
Report: Peugeot EX1 sets fastest electric car lap at the 'Ring
by Aaron Richardson  May 1 2011

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2010 Peugeot EX1 Concept

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/peugeot-ex1-concept/
high-res image gallery]

The Peugeot EX1 has whirred its way into the record books by lapping
the 12-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife with a 9:01.338-minute run.
According to Peugeot, that shatters the previous electric vehicle
record at the track by an impressive 50 seconds.

The fully-electric Pug, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show,
averaged 85 mph on its record-setting run. Peugeot has promised to
release photos and video of the EX1 at the Nordschleife, but for now
we'll have to wait.

The lightweight, four-wheel drive EX1 was created to celebrate
Peugeot's 200th birthday, and packs a pair of electric motors (one on
each axle) totaling 340 horsepower. As for production, don't hold your
breath, though the technologies on display in the EX1 and lessons
learned during its development will likely influence future models.
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Re: Peugeot EX1 EV keeps breaking records and built for fun

martinwinlow
Isn't that an average of only 80-odd mph?  Whoopy-do. I can only  
assume no-one has taken a Roadster there... yet.  MW


On 8 May 2011, at 09:20, brucedp wrote:

>
> Concept EX1 Sets Electric Lap Record At Nurburgring
> ...
>
> The car lapped the 20.832 kilometres race track setting a lap time of
> 9:01.338 seconds at an average speed of 138.324 km/h, both records for
> EVs. The previous recorded lap time for an electric vehicle was
> 9:51.45 seconds clocked in 2010. That’s a staggering difference of
> 50 seconds!
>
> ...

> The EX1 is still nowhere near the speeds of the the world's fastest
> cars, but it is by a good measure the fastest electric vehicle out
> there today. And while this isn't the design that's going to lead the
> effort to green our transportation systems (doubly so, as it's a
> concept car), it feels good to know that electric power can be so...
> powerful.                                    [© TreeHugger.com 2010]


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Re: Peugeot EX1 EV keeps breaking records and built for fun

David Dymaxion
While not Corvette territory, it is respectable. Check out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring_lap_times

9:02 Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo (I though they were supercharged?)
9:05 Ford Focus RS
9:09 VW Lupo GTI
8:52 Mini Cooper S
8:40 C5 Corvette

Averaging 80 mph on many tracks is very respectable. I have to work very hard to
average ~85 mph on my local track -- corners really slow you down.




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Isn't that an average of only 80-odd mph?  Whoopy-do. I can only  
assume no-one has taken a Roadster there... yet.  MW


On 8 May 2011, at 09:20, brucedp wrote:

>
> Concept EX1 Sets Electric Lap Record At Nurburgring
> ...
>
> The car lapped the 20.832 kilometres race track setting a lap time of
> 9:01.338 seconds at an average speed of 138.324 km/h, both records for
> EVs. The previous recorded lap time for an electric vehicle was
> 9:51.45 seconds clocked in 2010. That’s a staggering difference of
> 50 seconds!
>
> ...

> The EX1 is still nowhere near the speeds of the the world's fastest
> cars, but it is by a good measure the fastest electric vehicle out
> there today. And while this isn't the design that's going to lead the
> effort to green our transportation systems (doubly so, as it's a
> concept car), it feels good to know that electric power can be so...
> powerful.                                    [© TreeHugger.com 2010]


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Re: Peugeot EX1 EV keeps breaking records and built for fun

Cor van de Water
Martin,

138.324 km/h is 86 MPH.
Nuerburgring is NOT an oval or other fast straight track.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring

The fastest time ever was 6:11:13 (Porsche 956 in Group C races)
Which is 20.832 x 60/6.11.13 = 202.1 km/h or 125.6 MPH avg

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While not Corvette territory, it is respectable. Check out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring_lap_times

9:02 Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo (I though they were supercharged?)
9:05 Ford Focus RS
9:09 VW Lupo GTI
8:52 Mini Cooper S
8:40 C5 Corvette

Averaging 80 mph on many tracks is very respectable. I have to work very
hard to average ~85 mph on my local track -- corners really slow you
down.




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Sent: Sun, May 8, 2011 3:22:55 AM
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fun

Isn't that an average of only 80-odd mph?  Whoopy-do. I can only  
assume no-one has taken a Roadster there... yet.  MW


On 8 May 2011, at 09:20, brucedp wrote:

>
> Concept EX1 Sets Electric Lap Record At Nurburgring
> ...
>
> The car lapped the 20.832 kilometres race track setting a lap time of
> 9:01.338 seconds at an average speed of 138.324 km/h, both records for
> EVs. The previous recorded lap time for an electric vehicle was
> 9:51.45 seconds clocked in 2010. That's a staggering difference of
> 50 seconds!
>
> ...

> The EX1 is still nowhere near the speeds of the the world's fastest
> cars, but it is by a good measure the fastest electric vehicle out
> there today. And while this isn't the design that's going to lead the
> effort to green our transportation systems (doubly so, as it's a
> concept car), it feels good to know that electric power can be so...
> powerful.                                    [(c) TreeHugger.com 2010]


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Renault Video Jump Starts Electrifying EV Advertising Campaign

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How simple everyday life is with an electric car
So why not switch to electricity for travel?

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/renault-jump-starts-ev-advertising-campaign-video-35811.html
[image & Video] Renault Jump Starts EV Advertising Campaign
By Daniel Patrascu  7 May 2011

Although on the market for some time now, the world's first mass-
produced electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Volt [pish] and the Nissan
Leaf, have lacked a well-planned, coordinated advertising campaign.
The reason behind this is simple: the two models, although available
for all those interested, are only up for grabs in select markets, so
a universal campaign for the two won't be justified.

Not the same can be said for the upcoming models in the Renault
electric range. Proving that it likes to plan ahead, ever since the
introduction of the Zero Emissions alliance with Nissan, Renault
kicked off on Friday a campaign it calls “electrifying.”

Developed by Publicis Conseil, the campaign centers on a short clip
that shows “how simple everyday life is with an electric car.” The
punchline? [“We] have already switched to electricity for so many
things, so why not for travel?”

”Renault sees its role as helping consumers to make this shift. Thus,
rather than approaching electric vehicles from the expected
environmental point of view, the company has chosen to approach them
from the point of view of everyday life to make the concept more
concrete, pleasanter and more accessible,” said Stephen Norman,
Renault vice president for Global Marketing and Communication.

As said, Renault will launch a fleet of no less than four electric
vehicles in the next two years, both conversions of existing models
and new cars. The offensive will begin with the Fluence Z.E this fall,
will continue with the Kangoo Z.E at about the same time and will end
before the start of 2012 with the introduction of the Twizy. Another
model is planned for a later date.

[Video
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wwwautoevolutioncom on May 27, 2011
For more information, visit www.autoevolution.com ]
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Re: Renault Video Jump Starts Electrifying EV Advertising Campaign

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On 27 May 2011, at 11:55, brucedp wrote:

> Renault Jump Starts EV Advertising Campaign
>
> ..
>
> Developed by Publicis Conseil, the campaign centers on a short clip
> that shows “how simple everyday life is with an electric car.” The
> punchline? [“We] have already switched to electricity for so many
> things, so why not for travel?”
> ...
>
> [Video
> http://youtube.com/watch?v=vgu0Ky2dW0Q
> wwwautoevolutioncom on May 27, 2011
> For more information, visit www.autoevolution.com ]
> [© 2008-2011 SoftNews NET. All rights reserved.]
>
> ...


That'll have the EVgans (Vegan ~ EVgan... someone who - amongst other  
hopelessly impractical ideas - believes that an EV isn't 'a good  
thing' unless all the electricity it uses comes from utterly renewable  
sources, ones which use no fossil fuel-derived materials at all to  
make or run etc ie non-existant) hopping up and down.

Nice ad.  Shame about the fake sounding French accent.  I'm sure it  
isn't fake but why not just use someone with a English or American (or  
what ever the market) accent and be done with it?

Regards, Martin Winlow
Herts, UK
http://www.evalbum.com/2092
www.winlow.co.uk




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Re: Renault Video Jump Starts Electrifying EV Advertising Campaign

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I guess this means only overseas?  Will Renault emerge again in the US ... or will they simply rebrand some of the models as Nissans?
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