• Sep 7th 2010 at 4:59PM
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Peugeot has announced pricing for the iOn electric commuter car ahead of its debut in production form at the Paris Motor Show later this month. When the iOn becomes available, Peugeot will be offering a five year lease deal that will cost €499 per month (including value-added tax) in France. The lease is all-inclusive and covers the battery warranty and all servicing and roadside assistance for five years or 50,000 kilometers. Pricing in various European countries will likely depend on the local tax incentives that are available.

Since the iOn is basically just a re-badged version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, little has changed except for moving the steering wheel to the left side of the car and adding a new pearlescent white version of the Peugeot lion to the nose. The iOn retains the same technical specifications as its Japanese sibling with a rated range of 93 miles on the EU combined drive cycle.

The 16 kilowatt-hour lithium manganese-oxide battery pack contains 88 cells which are air cooled while the power electronics, charger and motor are all liquid cooled. The battery can be charged in six hours from a typical European single-phase 220 volt household circuit. If a 380 volt / 50 kW / three-phase, direct current charger is available, the iOn can be charged to 50 percent in 15 minutes or 80 percent in 30 minutes. If left plugged in to the fast charger, the battery will continue charging to 100 percent at a slower rate to prevent over-charging and damaging the battery.

[Source: Peugeot]

2011 Peugeot iOn press kit

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      499 euros times 60 months = $37,974.68 USD

      37,974.68 USD divided by 31,069 miles = $1.22 dollars per mile

      You gotta be kidding me.
        • 8 Months Ago
        So you just add up the payments as if there is no financial charge ?

        Anyway, Mitsu and their partner are milking every Euro they can before Leaf shows up.
        • 8 Months Ago
        5 years - Fully warrantied with no maintenance? Eh... Still not a good deal.

        And your figs for exchange must be old: 37,844.16 at market rate on 9/7/2010
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really find it hard to believe that anyone can get 93 miles on 16KWH. An Aptera could do it but other than that . .
        • 8 Months Ago
        According to DOE and SAE tests, the Solectria Force consumed 173 Wh/mile on the SAE J1634 drive cycle (avt.inel.gov/pdf/fsev/eva/solcar95.pdf). Test notes indicate that's 173 Wh/mile out of the battery, so includes battery discharging inefficiencies.

        This is an identical value to the iMiEV based on 16kWh _USED_ and 93 miles. Assuming they keep some in reserve, and disregarding discharging loss, it would have to do 10-15% better than a converted Geo Metro to get that number on that specific test. Seems somewhat plausible.

        *** I have no idea how the J1634 drive cycle compares to the Japan 10-15 that Mitsu uses.
      • 8 Months Ago
      I find the European combined pretty accurate on the 4cyl Diesel cars I have been running for the past decade. Maybe 10% optimistic at worst if I hammer the car.
      Anyone know how deep the cycle is on the available 16KWH, how much can actually be used?
      • 8 Months Ago
      Dunno how much if any of the usage scheme for conventional vehicles is included in this price:
      'PSA Peugeot Citroen, Europe’s second-biggest carmaker, aims to unlock demand for electric cars with leasing programs that include gasoline loaners for trips beyond the reach of a single battery charge.

      The Citroen division’s new leasing plan, to be announced tomorrow, will be available for the C-Zero electric city car as well as combustion-engine models, Valerie Gillot, a spokeswoman, said in a phone interview today. It builds on the flexibility of the Peugeot brand’s Mu contract introduced in February, which also includes occasional access to other vehicles. '

      • 5 Years Ago
      "380 volt / 50 kW / three-phase, direct current charger is available"

      You do know that if it's DC then it's not three phase right? I know what you're trying to say, but do you?
        • 8 Months Ago
        The Mennekes connector that the Germans like supports delivering 3-phase AC to a car. However, Peugeot says on page 17 that for quick charging the external charging unit "operates on a three-phase 380 V supply" and supplies "a single-phase direct current of up to 125 A" to the car's battery. Peugeot is a CHAdeMO supporter, so I assume this is the same DC fast charge as the i-MIeV.

        I wonder whether the car's AC receptacle is SAE J1772. It doesn't matter so much for Europe as the car plugs into the "220V household supply via a five metre cable fitted with a standard socket and a special plug for connection to the vehicle".
        • 8 Months Ago
        I'm hoping that there is an implied conversion from 3-phase AC to DC. If not, I'd be worried.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What happen AFTER 50,001 kilometers or 31,070 miles but BEFORE the 5 years?

      1) You have to return the car

      2) You can continue until the 5 years but you are not covers
      (i.e, end of warranty, you have to replace the battery on your own)
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