Mitsubishi and Peugeot Citroen sign cooperative agreement regarding EV development

Mitsubishi i MiEV

Mitsubishi and PSA Peugeot Citroen have both signed a cooperative agreement that signifies a new step in their partnership on electric vehicles.

The main points of this cooperative agreement are:

– The development of an EV for the European market based on MMC’s Japanese i-MiEV model
– The vehicle is to be sold in Europe, with both Peugeot and Citroën versions
– Production is planned to commence in October 2010 for commercial launch in the European market by the end of 2010.

Mitsubishi’s i MiEV was launched in Japan in June.  Starting April 2010, Mitsubishi will begin the official sales process to individuals and will start take orders in July. The i MiEV gets its power from a lithium-ion battery pack, which is comprised of 88 lithium-ion cells that are installed under the floor in the center of the vehicle. That in turn powers an electric-motor that allows for 67-hp with a peak torque of 133 lb-ft.

Mitsubishi i MiEV:

– By; Kap Shah