The C-ZEN has a range of up to 205 kilometers (125 miles) with a top speed of 110 km/hour (68 mph) and is powered by a 15kW electric motor; it was designed to utilize Valence’s patented lithium phosphate batteries.
The C-ZEN can be legally driven in many European countries and is targeted at urban commuters, particularly the younger generation of drivers.
Because Valence’s cathode material has a high resistance to the liberation of oxygen, no significant exothermic event occurs upon heating. The redox voltage is low enough that no electrolyte decomposition occurs, thereby affording long cell life.
Valence is joining Courb at the official launch of their C-ZEN vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show.