Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Citroen will a launch new electric car

The new Citroen electric car C-Zero is developed in collaboration with the Japanese carmaker and like the iMiEV, the rebadged model operates on the identical 64bhp lithium battery.

The fully electric model produces 180Nm of torque obtainable from 0 to 2,000rpm. With a top speed of 80mph, the C-Zero be capable of accelerate to 62mph in 15 seconds. An overall range of 80 miles means that this small electric car suits a large number of city commutes.

The owners can plug the supply cord into an ordinary household 220 volt socket with a complete charge taking roughly 6 hours. Around 80 % charge is possible in just 30 minute using a 400V charge.

With 4 real seats thanks to a 2.55m wheelbase and a 166 litre boot, the C-ZERO is comes complete with a lot of the equipment of any respectable supermini. Standard fit features include power steering, ABS, traction control, ESP, electric windows, six airbags plus air conditioning.

Citroen’s electric edition is set to launch in the end of 2010.

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