The Peugeot iOn wins call for tenders in France concerning over 3,000 electric vehicles

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 14:30

The Peugeot iOn, the 100% electric model launched in December 2010, has been chosen by a French purchasing association, led by La Poste (French post office) and UGAP, for the provision of electric vehicle fleets.

This association, comprising 19 major French private companies and the public sector, has committed to ordering a minimum of 3,074 Peugeot iOns over a 4-year period. The largest volumes will go to EDF (875 units), SPIE (400 units), VEOLIA (360 units), UGAP (300 units) and BOUYGUES (299 units), etc.

The 2-seater version of the 100% electric Peugeot iOn satisfied the tender criteria in respect of the technical value, running costs and eco-friendly performances.

To ensure service quality, the Peugeot network is making 324 business centres available for maintenance of these electric vehicles.

The first units will be delivered in early 2012.

By winning this major contract, Peugeot is reaffirming its leadership on the electric car segment. A pioneer thanks to the 106 Electric marketed in the mid-1990s as well as the iOn, the first new generation 100% electric vehicle, Peugeot is one of the leading players on the electric car market.
With 2,500 orders in Europe already at end October, Peugeot is on course to hit its sales targets. In France, Peugeot enjoys a 32% share of the electric vehicle market.

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