Peugeot and Citroen bring cost of electric motoring down

Peugeot and Citroen are making electric motoring more accessible with a reduction in price for their twin cars, bringing the starting prices of the iOn and C-Zero down to £21,216.

Both models are eligible for the current £5,000 government grant, reducing the price from £26,216, meaning they are able to provide a monthly rental for just £249 over three years.

Peugeot will be creating 23 dedicated EV specialist dealerships across the country, while Citroen will be doubling their EV network to 21 dealers, with a promise of further expansion. Importantly, aftersales support will be available in over 100 locations within a matter of months.

Both marques EV range will grow at the beginning of 2013 with the introduction of a new electric van, which will qualify for the recently announced extension to the Government’s EV grant, with a maximum of £8,000 support towards the purchase price of electric commercial vehicles.

“2011 marked a return of EVs for Peugeot in the UK,” commented Phil Robson, Peugeot UK’s Fleet and Used Car Director. “We want to continue to develop our EV strategy as the technology becomes more accepted by consumers and the charging infrastructure continues to develop. Peugeot has been at the forefront of the EV market with iOn and this latest development is a key part in our low CO2 strategy.”

“I think this is great news for both consumers and businesses and it’ll make owning a C-Zero more cost effective,” added Motoring journalist and EV advocate, Quentin Willson. “I’ve been running one for 6 months and can’t imagine life without it. This is the future for city drivers.”

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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