PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi to develop electric vehicle powertrains

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have agreed to team up on a venture to design electric vehicle powertrains, with an initial focus on light commercial vehicles.

In a joint statement, the two companies said that this agreement is the result of ongoing talks to expand on their existing partnership related to electric vehicles.

Mitsubishi Motors said that they aim to develop a commercial vehicle that PSA will be selling.

In an interview with Automotive News Europe earlier this month, PSA electric vehicles director Ayoul Grouvel said that PSA wants to develop an electric car-derived van that resembles the Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner.

Grouvel added that goods delivery is seen to have the biggest potential in the first phase of the electrification of urban mobility.

He said that fleet-operated delivery vans are ideal for electrification because they often drive the same distances and routes, making their recharging schedules easy to plan.

On the other hand, the requirements of private customers are difficult to predict since their travel distances and routes vary greatly. [via autonews - sub. required]

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