2010 - to date
A 100% ELECTRIC SOLUTION
Zero fuel consumption, zero CO2
emissions and zero noise: with the C-ZERO, CitroŽn is broadening its
compact vehicle range with a 100% electric solution. The new city car
was designed to make urban mobility easier, with its compact
dimensions, rapid charge, and sufficient range for day-to-day car
journeys. And all this in a silence that makes occupants forget about
the noise of the city. The C-ZERO is a real concentrate of technology
and creativity that meets tomorrow's challenges today!
already produced more than 5,500 electric vehicles, CitroŽn has the
experience vital to being a frontrunner in a market segment that
is set to grow significantly in the coming years.
Set for launch in last-quarter 2010, the C-ZERO,
developed in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, is the
brand's second electric vehicle alongside Berlingo First Electric,
developed with Venturi. In France, both these models qualify for the
government bonus of 5,000 euros.
100% ELECTRIC VEHICLE
CitroŽn C-ZERO is a full-electric vehicle powered by a permanent magnet
synchronous motor delivering 47 kW or 64 bhp EEC from 3,000 to 6,000
rpm. Maximum torque of 180 Nm is available from 2,000 rpm. Power is
transmitted to the rear axle via a single-speed reduction gear.
motor is powered by a latest-generation 330-volt lithium-ion battery
system comprising 88 50-Ah cells (for onboard energy of 16 kWh) mounted
in the centre of the vehicle.
technology keeps battery weight down compared with conventional
technology while offering equivalent performance. It is also resistant
to partial charges, which have no incidence on battery longevity.
AN OFFERING CONSISTENT WITH CITROňN POLICY
committed to a policy of reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas
emissions, CitroŽn, a leading environmental carmaker, is adding the
C-ZERO to a range that already features a wealth of
Current CitroŽn achievements:
- C3 and DS3 models emitting 99 g/km of CO2 will be available from launch
- More than 30% of CitroŽn vehicles sold emit less than 120 g/km of CO2
- Widespread application of second-generation Stop & Start system in 2010
- Launch of a full-hybrid vehicle, the DS5, in 2011
EASY TO CHARGE, EASY TO USE
the C-ZERO’s batteries is child's play. Owners simply plug the supply
cord into a 220-volt socket. A complete charge lasts six hours, while
an 80% charge is possible in just 30 minutes using an external station
with a single-phase current of 125 A at 400 V, for power of up to 50
Using the car is equally simple. When the driver
turns the ignition key a beep confirms that the car is running. CitroŽn
C-ZERO drives like a regular car with an automatic gearbox.
The traditional fuel gauge is replaced by a battery charge indicator.
PERFORMANCE AND FEATURES FOR PRESENT-DAY NEEDS
today is characterised, in the week, by short journeys of less than 40
km on average, with a full 70% of trips under 30 km.
CitroŽn C-ZERO is perfectly adapted to the needs of all kinds of
companies – including government, local authorities and company fleets
– and also to those of private customers looking for a vehicle with
exceptionally low running costs. With four real seats (thanks to a
2.55-m wheelbase) and a 166-litre boot, the C-ZERO is impressively
quiet to drive and boasts a plethora of comfort and safety equipment.
Original-fit features include power steering, ABS, TCS, ESP, power
windows, six airbags, air conditioning and an autonomous telematics box
for the emergency call system.
A CITY CAR AT EASE ON THE OPEN ROAD
C-ZERO’s compact exterior dimensions, at 3.48 m long, and 9-m turning
circle make it a cinch to nip in and out of city traffic. And with a
top speed of 130 kph and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 15 seconds and
60-90 km/h in six seconds, along with a range of around 130 km over a
standard combined cycle, it is also fully at ease out on the open road.
In France, 70% of daily car trips made in the week are under 30 km, for
an overall average of 40 km.
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