Peugeot has started to take pre-reservations for its electric car, the i0n in the UK.

Already the marque has signed letters of intent with a number of companies and local authorities across Europe, for the vehicle to become part of their car-sharing and vehicle fleets. 

The Peugeot i0n "zero-emissions" electric vehicle will be introduced at the end of 2010.

The vehicle, developed in co-operation with the Mitsubishi Motor Corporation (MMC), will offer a zero-emission urban transport solution for private, fleet and local authority users.

Peugeot says that on-board it will also include some innovative functions, thanks in particular to the "localised communication unit" which authorises data transfer (battery status, distance covered, distance to travel before maintenance is due, etc…) thus providing assistance especially for fleet operators.

i0n will feature ABS, traction control, ESP and six airbags as well as electric windows, air conditioning and a range of audio equipment.

Peugeot says the i0n has already been selected by nine European companies, for their car-sharing and fleet programmes.

UK retail customers can now register their interest in the i0n via the web site and will be amongst the first to be offered a test drive in the vehicle when it is available.

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