What a choice for individuals seeking to ride in electric car and versatile at what price? By the end of 2010 and 2011, manufacturers are finally few could offer a model ready to roll.
Derived from the Mitsubishi iMiEV, Peugeot and Citroen C ion-Zero will be the first to open the ball. Marketed in November, the twins have benefited from expertise of their Japanese counterpart. The advance bookings had started in November 2009 and so far, PSA has registered 2500 "contacts". Priced around € 30,000 (premium deducted), a form of rental is possible, however, 500 € per month.
Renault is not left with the marketing of two models in May 2011: Fluence and Kangoo Express ZE. Their price has not yet been revealed, the sale price will certainly be attractive but the battery rental, however, amounts to 100 € per month.
The third manufacturer to offer an electric vehicle is the Nissan Leaf. Available from October 2011, the compact power will be marketed to approximately € 30,000 and it has a warranty of 8 years or 160,000 miles.
For others, it will have to wait until 2012. A year may be exciting with the arrival of models such as the Smart car, the Renault Zoe or the Fiat 500. Hopefully the trend of prices will be lowered by then