Peugeot iOn

Peugeot iOn information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about this electric car. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Ion car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

The Ion is Peugeot’s first electric car, a redeveloped version of the Mitsubishi iMiEV. A five-door battery-powered city car, it can be leased at a monthly rate rather than bought outright. For more information on the iOn, click on our further stories on the links belo

60sec road test

Although it took the Mitsubishi iMiEV as a starting point, Peugeot-Citroen made a few tweaks of its own before releasing the iOn. A few safety upgrades, firstly, to up the Euro NCAP rating. Chiefly, altered bumpers and structural upgrades, along with an ESP system. As a city runabout it’s fine enough, and although it’s small the tall roof means there’s space for four tallish people. Potential range is over 90 miles, as long as you don’t put the heating or air-con on, and it takes six hours to charge to full from the mains, or 15 minutes to get to 50% full from a fast-charger. The pace of electric car development means the Ion’s now rather outmoded. It was always intended as something of a stopgap, with modest sales ambitions. There are now far better pure electric vehicles out there, the Nissan Leaf for one

The one we’d buy

There’s only one

The one we’d avoid like the plague

See above

Rivals to consider

Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe

For 

It’s a decent enough city runabout, zero local emissions

Against

Where to start? Outmoded, expensive, cheap-feeling interior, usual range anxiety issues…