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Peugeot and Citroën have slashed its prices of the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles
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19 March 2012

Peugeot and Citroën have slashed the price of the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles by £6939 to £21,216 (including the government’s £5000 plug-in car grant).

Both firms have also confirmed that the availability of both cars will be improved; Citroën will ramp up sales of its C-Zero from 11 dealerships to 21, while the iOn will be sold in 23 Peugeot dealerships.

Both firms have also introduced new contract hire rates, which cost from £249 per month, based over three years and 30,000 miles.

The iOn and C-Zero electric pair are powered by a rear-mounted 64bhp electric motor, while the 88-cell, 16kWh lithium ion battery pack is mounted under the centre of the vehicle. They take six hours to charge from a domestic socket and will do 93 miles in free-flowing traffic with the air-con turned off. A crowded city with the air-con blowing will reduce that range to around 46 miles.

From 2013, Peugeot and Citroën will introduce electric vans into their ranges. Both the Peugeot Partner electric van and Citroen electric Berlingo van will be available with the government’s maximum £8000 EV grant.

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Another traveller 21 March 2012

Re: Peugeot/Citroën slash EV prices

Autocar wrote:
new contract hire rates, based over three years and 30,000 miles
Three years is not enough time to cover 30000 miles in one of these...

artill 19 March 2012

Re: Peugeot/Citroën slash EV prices

bomb wrote:

Precisely. Perhaps one reason PSA has suddenly come over all generous is the announcement that the Renault Zoe will cost from under £14k after the government grant.

If you're going to go down that route, though, I can't see how you'd choose the older C-Zero/iOn which still costs £7k more than the new Zoe

I think you have a point, but the Zoe wont have a battery at that price, you still have to lease that after buying the car

mrcliodCi 19 March 2012

Re: Peugeot/Citroën slash EV prices

The truth of the matter is that we just do not yet have the technology to make electric vehicles viable.

Until we have 400+ mile ranges, longer battery life and pricing parity with equivalent petrol and diesl cars, few, apart from wealthy urban greeny people, will bother.

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