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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Citroen Receives 1200 Orders for its Electric Vehicles

Citroen has taken more than 800 orders for Citroen C-ZERO and nearly 400 for Citroen Berlingo electric vans, the French carmaker said today.

Alongside the Mitsubishi i-MiEV–based Citroen C-ZERO, the brand is presenting the Citroen Berlingo “Powered by Venturi” light commercial electric van at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Citroen said that the French post office has ordered 250 and Raiffeisen Leasing in Austria will take delivery of an initial order of 140 Citroen Berlingo electric vans.

Meanwhile, more than 800 Citroen C-ZERO electric vehicles, most of them from companies in Europe. Raiffeisen Leasing has ordered 400 C-ZERO’s, 53 was ordered by Choose EV in Denmark, and the rest by other customers in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France.

Some 63 Citroen C-ZERO EVs are will be delivered to private customers in Norway.

Citroen signed its most recent contract last Friday, concerning 250 C-ZERO cars for the short-term rental company National/Citer, which thus becomes the first rental company to set up a fleet of this size of full-electric vehicles.

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