The Citroen DS3 Electrum Concept has been officially announced for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, where it will breathe the same air as the all-new DS3 Cabrio and other models.
Citroen is saying that, thanks to the installation of the electric motors on the front axle, due to which the cargo space is the same and the cabin is maintained in its original design, with some minor tweaks.
According to the French based automaker, the technology used on the ‘plugged-in’ and ‘electrifying’ Citroen DS3 Electrum city car ensures performance consistent with the current DS3 together with zero emissions, a range of up to 75miles (120 km) and optimum on-board comfort with zero noise. Fully respecting the spirit of DS3, the Electrum concept shows that a full-electric car can be a thrill to drive and that being environmentally considerate doesn’t have to be boring.
Citroen DS3 Electrum’s electric drivetrain has an innovative and non-intrusive design. It has two 65kW electric motors on the front axle. This development makes it possible to ‘electrify’ existing internal-combustion vehicles. DS3 Electrum also includes a Panasonic 17.5kWh lithium-ion battery and a charging socket located under the fuel flap for connecting to quick charging stations. An 80% charge can be achieved in just 30 minutes.
For more details stay tuned, as we will cover about this model, once when it will be launched at the Paris Motor Show.
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