Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and PSA Peugeot Citroen have reached an agreement to extend their collaborative electric vehicle (EV) efforts beyond the initial arrangement that brought the i-MiEV (and its European relatives, the Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero) to life. MMC and PSA have now announced plans to jointly develop a pair of electric vans that will move the company past the egg-shaped EV trio.
The Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo, two vans that are currently available either as people movers or in slab-sided light-duty commercial attire, will undergo the electrification process. Both MMC and PSA will work together to hatch out the technical details and the electrified models will be built at PSA's Vigo plant in Spain by the end of 2012. Hat tip to David!
[Source: Mitsubishi Motors]
PSA Peugeot Citroën and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Signed a New Cooperative Agreement to Develop Electric Version of Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo
Paris / Tokyo, September 29, 2010 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and PSA Peugeot Citroën announced today that they have signed an agreement to start the technical development of an electric version of Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo LCVs built at the PSA Vigo plant in Spain.
Under this new cooperative agreement, both partners will specify all technical and industrial aspects to be able to commence production of these electric versions by the end of 2012.
This signature is a continuation of the previous Cooperative Agreement on the jointly-developed European Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO models based on the i-MiEV* new-generation electric vehicle.