Citroën will launch electric versions of its Jumpy, Jumper, and New Berlingo van models. The electric Jumpy and Jumper are scheduled for release in 2020, while the electric New Berlingo is scheduled for release in 2021. The electric Jumpy will be available with a 50 kWh or 75 kWh battery, offering 200 km or 300… Read more »
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PSA Group, the maker of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, is preparing to test a free-piston linear generator from Israeli startup Aquarius Engines as a range extender for its EVs. “We are evaluating the technology,” said PSA Research and Development Director Gilles Le Borgne. “Nothing has been decided yet.” The free-piston linear generator has… Read more »
PSA Peugeot Citroën presented its new electrification strategy at a recent company event. The group plans to consolidate development on two global modular platforms – CMP and EMP2 – that will be the basis for legacy ICE vehicles, EVs and PHEVs, starting in 2019. The Common Modular Platform (CMP), developed in partnership with Dongfeng Motors,… Read more »
Citroen also announced that it will increase its UK network of EV dealers from 11 to 21. Both companies plan to introduce small electric commercial vans in 2013.
A year after launching its lineup of urban EVs, French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen has booked 6,000 orders and delivered nearly 4,000 cars. The Peugeot iOn and the Citroen C-ZERO, both rebadged versions of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, went on sale in Europe in late 2010. The group’s EV offerings also include twin light-duty commercial… Read more »
A generational struggle for hearts and minds is underway, and all of humanity is divided. However, the eventual outcome of the war has been clear for some time. When Nissan announced in 2020 that it would implement the CCS fast charging standard in US and European markets, it became plain that the days of the… Read more »
The Formula E electric racing championship made a huge impression on its first visit to the Swiss capital of Bern, a picturesque city that’s far from familiar with motorsport (last year’s Zurich e-Prix was the first auto race to be held in Switzerland in 60 years). This is the second season for Formula E’s second-generation… Read more »
Global automakers are planning an unprecedented level of investment to develop electrified vehicles and procure batteries over the next five to 10 years, according to a Reuters analysis of public data. Carmakers have announced plans to spend at least $300 billion on electrification projects. The lion’s share – some $136 billion – will be directed… Read more »
Nidec, which was founded in 1973 as a Japanese manufacturer of small electric motors, and now employs some 100,000 people in 40 countries, has developed an integrated traction motor system called the E-Axle. Nidec’s E-Axle fully integrates the reduction gearbox and inverter. Designed to be compact and lightweight, it weighs only 83 kg, and offers… Read more »
Several new electric models made their debut at the recent Paris Motor Show, including PSA’s DS3 Crossback and the Mercedes EQC, but off the noisy show floor, away from the turntables, hors d’oeuvres and booth bunnies, executives are ruefully acknowledging that the transition to EVs will mean an end to the record profits of recent… Read more »