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PSA Peugeot Citroen - VeLV

VéLV, a lightweight urban electric vehicle

As a key proponent of sustainable mobility, PSA Peugeot Citroën has worked with the French environment and energy management agency, ADEME, to develop a versatile electric vehicle adapted to city driving. The fun and compact three-wheeler has a range of 100 km and is authorised in all car lanes, including on the motorway! VéLV is a response to future challenges in transport.

The reason behind this innovation?

- 60% of urban journeys are made in individual vehicles with the resulting impact in terms of CO2 emissions

- VéLV, a response to travel needs in and around cities

“An electric vehicle project to change the way we travel in and around cities“

What is it exactly?

- A compact, lightweight electric vehicle: 2.81 m long, 3 seats, weighing under 700 kg

- A versatile mobility concept complying with regulations on Tricycles*

- Power: 20 kW (DC)/30 kW for a top speed of 110 kph

- Useful energy stored: 8.5 kWh for a range of 100 km (electric consumption of only 85 Wh per km)

- Materials suitable for small-scale production solutions: an integral one-piece body made of fiberglass and polyester resin, ABS PMMA self-coloured thermoformed body panels, with a front end and door frames made of aluminium profiles

- Complying with regulatory crash standards for passenger cars

What are the benefits for users?

- A comfortable, safe and economical vehicle for everyday travel all year round with high autonomy

- A versatile vehicle: authorized for use on roads reserved for cars (main roads, ring roads) and motorways

- A fun car that is enjoyable to drive

- An ecological footprint

Patents & Partners

- 29 patents filed by PSA Peugeot Citroën

- Consortium of partners : Leroy-Somer, Michelin, GKN, Valeo, Léoni and Saft

- Bordeaux research laboratory: IMS/LAPS

*from a regulatory standpoint: 2 rear wheels on a track of< 460mm considered as a single-wheel axle

SOURCE: PSA

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