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The C-Zero and IOn are designed for cities, with a small footprint, zero tailpipe emissions and a sufficient electric only range for day to day driving and commuting according to the manufacturers. Powered by the same 64bhp electric motor and lithium ion battery pack, the two cars are claimed to offer equivalent fuel economy of 134.5mpg, with a range of 93 miles and a potential top speed of 80mph.
“2011 marked a return of EVs for Peugeot in the UK. We want to continue to develop our EV strategy as the technology becomes more accepted by consumers and the charging infrastructure continues to develop. Peugeot has been at the forefront of the EV market with iOn and this latest development is a key part in our low CO2 strategy.”, commented Phil Robson, Peugeot UK’s Fleet and Used Car Director.
2012 Peugeot Ion Price :
The on the road price for the Pegueot Ion and Citroën C-Zero has been reduced to £21,216 (after the Government’s £5,000 Plug in Car Grant) with contract hire rates reduced to £249 a month over a three year term. To support the new price positioning Citroën is also increasing the size and coverage of its electric vehicle (EV) specialist dealer network.
That’s a reduction of £6,939 in one fell swoop. Take into account the additional £5,000 saving available from the Government Plug in Car Grant and that translates into an on the road price of £21,216. By comparison, the new Renault Zoe is priced from £13,650, inclusive of the £5,000 Government subsidy. However, where the iOn and C-Zero include the cost of the vital battery pack, the Zoe does not. Instead, Renault buyers must sign up to a battery leasing scheme.
2012 Peugeot Ion Interior and Exterior :
The EV range will be boosted additionally by other all electric models along with the recently introduced world’s first diesel electric HYbrid4. The manufacturer displays its commitment to addressing the environmental challenges facing carmakers, communities, businesses and private car owners. Peugeot has also introduced a lot of technological solutions and services, adapted to an array of customer needs and designed to drive powerful breakthroughs in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.
These include the introduction of Stop & Start Systems, diesel electric hybrids and zero emission vehicles, enabling Peugeot to increase its leadership in the European low carbon vehicle segment and extend its expertise to other markets. The Peugeot iOn has also been included in the development of existing mobility solutions like ‘Mu by Peugeot’, a personalised mobility service, based on a new vision of mobility.
All of the newly appointed EV service dealers have already received specialist training as part of the DS5 Hybrid4 launch, allowing them to service and repair C-Zero and future Citroën EV models. Peugeot’s EV coverage extends to 23 sales and service points in key locations. Both manufacturers will expand their EV range next year with the introduction of a new electric Partner van from Peugeot and a new electric Berlingo van from Citroën.
Acceleration, particularly at low speeds, is, rather surprisingly, very brisk, it’s a by product of the excellent torque generated by electric motors even at low revs. Of course there is a trade off, but it’s one I feel you will be willing to make. The top speed of the iOn is 80mph, but let’s face it, this is not a car with which you’ll be tanking up the M5 or M4. The iOn is as is the case with the majority of the current small electric vehicles (EVs) a city car, and, of course, it produces zero emissions.
It’s an urban commuter which thrives in the hustle and bustle of the town centres and the experience of driving an electric car is one which it is very easy to adapt to. There are no gears to change, power just arrives in a smooth, quiet, steady surge. A low centre of mass and rear wheel drive combine to make the iOn a bit of a driver’s car, and a tight turning circle makes it especially easy to manoeuvre in town as well.
2012 Peugeot Ion Engine :
Powered by the same 64bhp electric motor and lithium ion battery pack, the two cars are claimed to offer equivalent fuel economy of 134.5mpg, with a range of 93 miles and a potential top speed of 80mph. When we tested the Peugeot iOn, we recorded a range of just 58 miles. And although no CO2 is emitted from the car’s tailpipe, using the latest figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change which state that an average of 521g of CO2 is emitted per kilowatt hour of electricity in the UK the iOn’s CO2 emissions from charging equate to 88g/km.
Recharging the car’s battery pack takes 14 hours using a 110 volt supply, dropping by half to seven hours when upping electricity to a 220 volt input. With the official emissions figure standing at 0g/km CO2, though, the iOn and C-Zero incur no car tax (VED).
Peugeot say the iOn has a range of close to 100 miles, but driving styles and conditions will directly affect what mileage you’ll actually be able to cover with one standard battery charge. Of course, as the re charging infrastructure becomes more comprehensive, so the fear of being stranded will recede. For the moment, you will find yourself keeping an ever watchful eye on the range meter. Oh, and you also have to be aware that using such normal ‘luxuries’ as the heater or aircon could reduce the iOn’s range by anything between 5% and 45%. Source: autocarrelease.com, neocarsuv.blogspot.com.