Citroen C-Zero to Serve Deutsche Bahn

French manufacturer Citroen announced yesterday it has partnered with Germany's national railway company Deutsche Bahn to supply them with a fleet of the manufacturer's electric C-Zero vehicle as soon as they become available.

The vehicles will be used by Deutsche Bahn as part of its mobility programs, meaning they will be given to customers via carsharing-like services. The C-Zero will also be part of the BeMobility electric transportation project in Berlin.

The C-Zero, developed in collaboration with Mitsubishi, is the second electric vehicle developed by Citroen after the Berlingo First Electric developed with Venturi. It is powered by an electric motor that develops 64 horsepower from 3,000 to 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 180 Nm from 2,000 rpm.

Wheels receive the power via a single-speed reduction gear. The car goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 15 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 130 km/h. The 60-90 km/h acceleration is completed in 6 seconds.

The electric car draws its power from a 330-volt lithium-ion battery mounted in the center of the car, who can be recharged via a 220-volt socket in about six hours.

In addition to the recent announcement from Germany, the C-Zero aims to become the next company car in the UK, thanks to the fact that is tax free if used in such a manner.
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