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Friday, March 19, 2010
Citroen C-Zero Electric Car
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Citroen Demonstrates Their C-Zero Electric Car In Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - At the Geneva Motor Show Press Day (March 3, 2010) we photographed the new Citroen C-Zero Electric prototype car that was being presented by a beautiful model seated in the driver's seat. The Citroen C-Zero is a zero emissions full-electric vehicle that is powered by a synchronous permanent magnet electric motor producing a maximum output power of 47 kW (64 hp) between 3000-6000 rpm. The Citroen C-Zero can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (0-62.14 mph) in 15 seconds and it has a top speed of 130 km/h (80.8 mph)..

Citroen says that the battery pack on the C-Zero is a next-generation lithium-ion type composed of 88 cells having a storage capacity of 16 kWh. The Citroen C-Zero electric car can be fully charged off a 220 V household outlet in 6 hours or it can be charged to 80% capacity in thirty minutes off of a high amperage commercial charger. The Citroen C-Zero has a range of 130 km (80.8 miles) in normal driving conditions.

The Citroen C-Zero seats 4 passengers comfortably and comes standard with power steering, ABS brakes, traction control, ESP stability control, power windows, air conditioning and for safety six airbags. The commercial production date for the C-Zero is still to be announced.

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