Citroen's new all-electric four-seater city car, is to make its world show premiere at the 88th European Motor Show in Brussels in January 2010 - alongside 25 other models from Citroen's award-winning range.
Zero fuel consumption, zero CO2 emissions and zero engine noise - the aptly named Citroen C-ZERO is Citroen's 100% electric solution to meet the demands of modern day urban driving. With compact dimensions, rapid charge and generous range for day-to-day car journeys, the Citroen C-ZERO is a perfect city companion.
The Citroen C-ZERO's permanent magnet synchronous motor is powered by a latest-generation lithium-ion battery system and delivers 47kW or 64bhp EEC from 3,000 to 6,000rpm. Maximum torque of 180Nm is available from 0 to 2,000rpm. The batteries can either be charged by plugging the supply cord into a 220-volt socket or, alternatively, the Citroen C-ZERO can be charged using a 400-volt supply for an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
Despite measuring just 3.48m long, the Citroen C-ZERO offers a spacious and comfortable cabin interior with four real seats and a 166 litre boot. On the road, the Citroen C-ZERO has a top speed of 80mph, acceleration from 0-62mph in 15 seconds and a range of around 80 miles over a standard combined cycle. The Citroen C-ZERO's 9m turning circle and nimble handling also make it easy to navigate through city traffic.
The citroen C-ZERO is set for launch in the last quarter of 2010.
With 26 vehicles on display, Citroen's show stand will feature almost all of its passenger car range, including the new Citroen C3 - which goes 'on sale' in the UK on 15th January 2010 - and the forthcoming Citroen DS3, as well as the Company's chic REVOLTE city car concept, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009.
The 88th European Motor Show in Brussels is open to the public from 14th to 24th January 2010.Published 12 January 2010