The Peugeot iOn has been named 'Electric Car of the Year' by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, at a presentation ceremony held at The Thistle Hotel in Glasgow.
The Peugeot iOn was praised for its "ease of use, realistic battery range and affordability", the Scottish journalists beat off rivals through its driving characteristics.
John Murdoch, Chairman of the Association said, "The electric car category may be a new one for 2011, but there were no shortages of contenders for the coveted title.
"After many highly charged discussions, one car surged to the front of the national grid to impress us.
"The iOn’s ease of use, realistic battery range and affordability ensured it stood out, however it was its drive that stands comparison with any petrol or diesel-powered car in its class that flicked all our switches."
The Peugeot iOn is available in the UK with an all-inclusive mobility offer consisting of a four year contract. The monthly payment will be £415 excluding VAT for a four year, 40,000 mile contact, including:
The Peugeot iOn's combination of a lithium-ion battery pack, energy management system and optimised energy recovery during acceleration and braking offers a range of up to 93 miles. Full recharge can be achieved with a normal power socket in 9 hours.
Alan Nicolson, Peugeot Small Vehicles Product Manager, who collected the award, said: "It is positive news to hear that the Peugeot iOn is a deserving winner in Scotland. As a modern electric vehicle, we think it is an ideal choice for urban journeys."
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