Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and PSA Peugeot Citroën on Wednesday said they’d started a feasibility study for the development and supply of powertrains for electric vehicles, including an analysis on the packaging of batteries and its business viability. The first application of this new agreement will focus on light commercial vehicles.

“This new step results from continuing discussions between the companies to expand their existing current collaboration on electric vehicles,” the two automakers said. 

MMC and PSA Peugeot Citroën have already signed a cooperative agreement regarding the development and supply of electric vehicles for Europe.

MMC plans to start production of a jointly-developed European model based on its i-MiEV electric vehicle for PSA Peugeot Citroën this October. Sales of these European versions, the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero, will commence at the end of this year.