Citroen will unveil an electric DS3 concept called Citroen DS3 Electrum at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this month.
The Citroen DS3 Electrum is an all-electric city car, with an estimated range of 75 miles (120 km).
DS3 Electrum’s electric drivetrain has an innovative and non-intrusive design. With two 65kW motors located on the front axle, the car keeps all of its cabin and boot space. This development makes it possible to ‘electrify’ existing internal-combustion vehicles.
Citroen DS3 Electrum includes a Panasonic 17.5kWh lithium-ion battery and a charging socket located under the fuel flap for connecting to quick charging stations. An 80% charge can be achieved in just 30 minutes.
– Holographic lights that project a hologram onto the rear of Numero 9 to alert drivers behind who are too close to the car, thereby reducing the risk of impact
– Park-assist using a 3D bird’s eye view via two 180° cameras at the front and rear of the vehicle
– A safety system combining a camera and optical sensing technology that detects moving and stationary obstacles, such as pedestrians and cars, and brakes the vehicle automatically to avoid impact.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]