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Peugeot and Mitsubishi to Introduce Electric Car in Europe in Late 2010

Car will be based on Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car.

Published: 14-Sep-2009

PARIS -- PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have agreed to launch an electric car in Europe by the end of 2010, the companies said Friday.

The French and Japanese car makers said the as-yet unnamed vehicle will be based on Mitsubishi's i-MieV, which was launched on the Japanese market in June.

The car will be built in Japan and the carmakers target eventual annual global sales of 50,000 vehicles, PSA Peugeot Citroen spokesman Jean-Marc Sarret said. Half of these sales will be made by Peugeot and Citroen in Europe, the rest by Mitsubishi in Japan and elsewhere, Sarret said.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

Venturi Fetish is limited production, all-electric sports car manufactured in Monaco.

Monaco-based Venturi is also working with Peugeot-Citreon on electric version of Berlingo van for France's postal service. Pictured in Venturi Fetish electric sports car.

20 inch Dahon bicycle outfitted with BionX electric conversion kit

For the nascent e-bike industry, the road ahead looks promising if only because of one painful statistic: Nearly 45 percent of U.S. adults will develop arthritis of the knee. Pictured is Dahon bicycle outfitted with BionX conversion kit.


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