Mitsubishi and PSA Peugeot Citroen have extended their collaboration in the field of electric vehicles for the development and supply of powertrains for EVs, initially focusing on for small commercial electric vehicles.
The automakers have launched a feasibility study for the development and supply of powertrains for electric vehicles, including an analysis on the packaging of batteries and its business viability.
“This new step results from continuing discussions between the companies to expand their existing current collaboration on electric vehicles,” the two automakers said.
Last year, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi signed a deal to develop electric vehicles for both Peugeot and Citroen based on i-MiEV. Peugeot introduced the i0n at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, while Citroen unveiled its version — the C-ZERO electric car, earlier this week.
Mitsubishi plans to start production of a jointly-developed European model for PSA this October. Sales of the Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero, will commence at the end of this year.