The French based automaker Citroen has recently announced that a C-Zero electric car has went around the world in eight months, doing 25,000 km in 17 countries.
While most automakers are getting ready for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which opens its gates today (27th of September), Citroen is placing its C-Zero electric car into the spotlights by announcing that the model has managed to go around the world in eight months. Citroen is saying that the C-Zero has been driven by Xavier Degon and Antonin Guy who have completed the course using just 250 euros worth of electricity (320 USD / 202 GBP).
“Citroën’s C-Zero has become the first standard electric car to drive around the world. Driven on an ‘Electric Odyssey’ by a two-man team comprising engineers Xavier Degon (27) and Antonin Guy (28), the battery-powered vehicle successfully navigated 17 countries to cover 25,000km, or 15,500 miles, over an eight month period on just €250/£202 of electricity”, as the carmaker says in its official press release.
The Citroen C-Zero is basically a rebadged Mitsubishi i-MiEV which is coming with a lithium-ion battery and an electric motor, producing 67 HP and 180 Nm of torque, enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 15.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 129 km/h. The total range provided is 130 km (81 miles) on a single charge.