It looks very familiar, but its pretty new. Its the future Citroen C-Zero - a new a 100% electric, zero CO2 emissions and zero noise vehicle, set to be released in the last-quarter 2010.
The C-ZERO is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor delivering 64 bhp EEC from 3,000 to 6,000 rpm and 180 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear axle via a single-speed reduction gear. The motor is powered by a latest-generation 330-volt lithium-ion battery system comprising 88 50-Ah cells (for onboard energy of 16 kWh) mounted in the center of the vehicle.
The car is the perfect vehicle for trips under 30 km. It takes only just 30 minutes for a 80% recharge, and six hours for a complete charge.