Peugeot iOn

From Peugeot press: Designed as the ideal car for the city and the suburbs, the Peugeot iOn is targeted mainly at public services and businesses, but also at private individuals.

The i0n’s range is 150 km. In practical terms this is sufficient to cover the majority of a motorists’ daily trips, 90% of which are in fact less than 60 km. It takes 6 hours to fully recharge the battery using a traditional household socket. A quick charge using a special charging unit provides a 50% charge in only fifteen minutes, or 80% in thirty minutes.

Thanks to the vehicle’s tall architecture, the battery pack (all battery components) can be housed under the floor between the wheels, which by lowering the centre of gravity gives the vehicle good dynamic stability. This stability is enhanced further by its standard equipment – ESP, electronic brake force distribution (EBFD) and emergency brake assist (EBA).

The motor is supplied with a 330 V three-phase alternating current (AC) from the inverter which is supplied with a 330 V direct current (DC) from the main battery pack. The inverter regulates the current, frequency and voltage according to the position of the accelerator pedal. The controlled response when the accelerator is pressed has been designed to ensure a good distribution of power when required.

The inverter, the motor and the reduction gearing provides a potential speed range from 0 to 130 kph. The single reduction gear provides an overall ratio of 6.066 in both forward and reverse gears.

Reverse gear is obtained by reversing the direction of the motor’s operation. The Neodyme (Nd) synchronous permanent magnet electric motor is particularly compact. With a maximum power of 47 kW.h (64 bhp) it has a maximum torque of 180 Nm from 0 to 2000 rpm.

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