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Monday, September 17, 2012

Citroen DS3 Electrum Concept announced for Paris debut

The Citroen DS3 Electrum Concept has been officially announced for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, where it will breathe the same air as the all-new DS3 Cabrio and other models.

According to the French based automaker, the Citroen DS3 Electrum Concept is, just like its name suggests, an all-electric version of the supermini which is promising a total range up to 120 km or 75 miles. Citroen is saying that thanks to installing the electric motors on the front axle, the cargo space is the same and the cabin is maintain its original design, with some minor tweaks.

“Citro├źn is taking things further at the Paris Motor Show with the presentation of the DS3 Electrum concept car featuring full-electric technology and innovative design. The technology used on the ‘plugged-in’ and ‘electrifying’ DS3 Electrum city car ensures performance consistent with the current DS3 together with zero emissions, a range of up to 75miles (120 km) and optimum on-board comfort with zero noise”, as the carmaker is saying in its official press release.

The Citroen DS3 Electrum Concept will have two 65 kW electric motors powering the front wheels with a 17.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, which can be quick charged up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. More details on the DS3 Electrum Concept will be announced at the French automotive event.

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