PSA to launch electric cars next year
Peugeot will sell a version of Mitsubishi's i MiEV electric car.
PSA said it today signed an agreement with Mitsubishi to develop an electric car for the European market based on i MiEV four-door car, which goes on sale in Japan this summer.
The car will be sold under the Peugeot brand starting in late 2010 alongside a European version of the i MiEV, which Mitsubishi will market.
In addition, Citroen is planning innovative electric vehicle concepts such as the electric C-Cactus concept car.
PSA and Mitsubishi have been studying ways to cooperate on electric powertrains for city cars since last June.
As part of the agreement, Mitsubishi will offer PSA its electric expertise. PSA brings European manufacturing capacity and experience with zero-emission vehicles.
PSA describes itself as "the largest global manufacturer of electric vehicles," based sales of more than 10,000 units of previous-generation zero-emission vehicles during the 1990s.