FACTBOX-Electric cars coming soon to Europe’s roads

May 12 (BestGrowthStock) – The first mass-market electric cars are
coming to Europe later this year.

For an ANALYSIS on carmakers’ plans to overcome drivers’
scepticism about the new technology, click on [ID:LDE63R29H].

Below are details about some of the models:

PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN (PEUP.PA: )/MITSUBISHI (7201.T: )

* Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn 4 door electric car

* Both based on partner Mitsubishi’s (7211.T: ) iMiEV
* Launching late-2010 in Europe

* Fully charged in 6 hours on a household plug

* www.c-zero.citroen.com

NISSAN MOTOR CO LTD (7201.T: )

* Leaf medium-sized hatchback coming to Europe early 2011

* Pricing details for Europe markets to be announced shortly
* Price from 2.99 million yen with govt incentives in Japan

* www.electric-mobility.com

* Range of around 160 kilometres

RENAULT (RENA.PA: )

* Fluence Z.E. family car, mid-2011

* Kangoo Z.E. delivery van, mid-2011

* Twizy Z.E. urban car, H2 2011

* Zoe Z.E. small car, mid-2012

* www.renault-ze.com

BYD (1211.HK: )

* E6 crossover from Chinese EV-maker

* Expected in Europe from this year

* Range of 330 km per charge, company says

* www.byd.com

GM [GM.UL]

* Opel Ampera, Chevrolet Volt

* Around 60 km fully electric range

* Have range extender to up autonomy by several hundred kms

* www.chevroletvoltage.com

VOLKSWAGEN (VOWG_p.DE: )

* E-Up two-door car, expected 2013

* Range of up to 130 kilometres

* Audi E-Tron sporty coupe expected 2012

* Audi says can drive 50km emission-free in city traffic

* Has range extender for longer trips

BOLLORE (BOLL.PA: ) AND PININFARINA (PNNI.MI: )

* Blue Car, small 4-seater electric car
* Available as rental from autumn 2010

BMW (BMWG.DE: )

* Mini E premium small car

* Trials taking place in several big cities

* 240 km range

* www.minispace.com/en_us/projects/electric-mini-e/

DAIMLER (DAIGn.DE: )

* Smart Fortwo ED

* Two-seater small car

* Large-scale production expected 2012

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(Reporting by Gilles Guillaume and Helen Massy-Beresford,
Editing by Sitaraman Shankar)

FACTBOX-Electric cars coming soon to Europe’s roads