The perfect city car - small, silent, economic to run, and 100% electric, so it's kind to the environment. The Peugeot iOn is a green car with a difference. Don’t be fooled by the size of Peugeot’s electric car – the iOn may be small but its stylish looks and sprightly personality give it a commanding presence. Filled with technology and innovative features, yet comfortable and spacious enough for four adults, the all-electric iOn makes for a surprising small car.
The iOn’s lithium-ion battery stores much more energy than the old NiCd batteries of the 1990s. You can fully recharge it in about nine hours from a 220V domestic plug socket, using the five-metre cable that comes with the car. Special 380V recharging stations for electric cars, located throughout the UK, will replace half the battery’s capacity in just 15 minutes.
The Peugeot Connect USB box lets you listen to tracks from your MP3 player or ipod through the audio system, so you can have your entire music collection in the car with you. Bluetooth means you can also stream music wirelessly as well as make phone calls, safely hands-free. Peugeot Connect SOS will automatically let the emergency services know if the airbags in your iOn inflate, or the seatbelt pre-tensioners activate. It will also tell them exactly where you are, or you can contact them manually yourself. Peugeot Connect Assistance brings you roadside assistance whenever you need it.
The iOn isn’t just an economical choice, it’s a sensible choice too. With a 4* NCAP rating, you can rest assured that the iOn’s got safety buttoned up.The iOn comes with the latest-generation Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), which is able to detect the first signs of a sideways skid and helps reduce over steer. It keeps the car on course by reducing engine power and braking individual wheels. Department of Transport statistics reveal that cars fitted with ESP are 25% less likely to be involved in fatal accidents.
To keep you as safe as possible, the iOn has six air bags as standard – two at the side as well as front and rear curtain airbags.
Every part of the iOn has been designed for your safety. That's one of the reasons it gained a 4* rating – the second highest rating – from Euro NCAP, the most widely-recognised independent vehicle safety assessor in Europe.