Peugeot Electric Car

Peugeot is getting into the electric car game, introducing the little "iOn" in France late in 2010.

The car is designed for city commutes, able to go about 93 miles on a single charge. As far as recharging the car, Peugeot writes in a news release:

The battery can be fully recharged in six hours using a single-phase 220 V household supply via a five meter cable fitted with a standard socket and a special plug. A quick recharge by means of a special recharging unit connected to a three phase 380 V electrical supply takes fifteen minutes to provide 50% battery capacity and 30 minutes for 80% capacity.

Peugeot is also working on another electric car that is years away from production but is already setting records.

In May 2011 Peugeot announced that its concept EX1 lapped the 12-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in 9 minutes, 1.338 seconds, shattering the track record by 50 seconds. It averaged 85 mph during its run.

The car debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, featuring two electric motors (one of each axle), totaling 340 horsepower.

As far as when it might come out, AutoBlog advises "don't hold your breath."

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