In Europe, car rental and car sharing are getting tapped into by automakers to "move the metal." Electric vehicles may come equipped with cutting-edge technology, but when buyers balk, automakers are quick to dump them on fleets.
Just because Rafael de Mestre took his Tesla Roadster around the globe a bit faster doesn't mean that the adventure that the Electric Odyssey duo of Antonin and Xavier have been on is any less amazing. After all, they went 15,500 miles through 17 countries in an all-electric Citroen C-Zero (a rebadged Mitsubishi i-MiEV) in just eight months. The pair left Strasbourg, France in February and made it back safe and sound yesterday, after finding a lot of friendly outlets along the way – enough
Aside from pure electric vehicles like the C-Zero and iOn, PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced that it's aiming to pack its lineup full of "eco-friendly" vehicles. The goal, according to PSA Peugeot-Citroen chief executive officer Phillippe Varin, is to launch an "eco-friendly solution" in all vehicle segments.
The European automotive market is decidedly different than ours. For one, Europeans tend to have an affinity towards vehicles with wee dimensions, while a lot of Americans still trend towards a go-big-or-go-home mentality. Since Europeans seem to have a better grasp of the benefits of small cars, Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) feels that it will need three small electric vehicles (EVs) to fill the desires on the continent. PSA thinks that it can meet Europe's EV demand with battery-powered minicars, smal