Peugeot Reveals the iOn “Zero Emissions” Concept
The iOn electric concept car, jointly developed by Peugeot and Mitsubishi Motor Corporation (MMC), will be first introduced to the public at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Supported by its background, the Lion Brand intends to be one of the first manufacturers to launch an all-electric vehicle in Europe, when the iOn will enter the market at the end of 2010.
With four doors and four seats, a length of 3.48 m and a turning circle of 4.50 m, the all-electric Peugeot vehicle will develop a maximum power output of 47 kW (64 bhp) and a maximum torque of 180 Nm, thus enabling it to reach a top speed of 130 km/h.
The car will be equipped with lithium-ion car batteries that are rechargeable in six hours using a conventional 220 V socket or recharged to 80 percent capacity within thirty minutes, thanks to its fast charging system.
Onboard, the iOn vehicle will include some innovative services like the “localized communication unit”, which not only authorizes the emergency call system but also authorizes data transfer, battery status, distance covered and distance to travel before maintenance, among others.
autoevolution will be attending the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of these vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions