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Mitsubishi and PSA Peugeot Citroen in electric powertrain team up

Mitsubishi and PSA Peugeot Citroen have revealed they have started a feasibility study for the development and supply of powertrains for electric vehicles.

The study includes analysis on the packaging of batteries and its business viability. The first application of this new agreement will focus on light commercial vehicles.

This new step results from continuing discussions between the companies to expand their existing current collaboration on electric vehicles.

Both companies have already signed a cooperative agreement regarding the development and supply of electric vehicles for Europe. Based on this agreement, Mitsubishi plans to start production of a jointly-developed European model based on its i-MiEV electric vehicle for PSA Peugeot Citroën this October.

The sales of these European models, the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO, will start at the end of this year.

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