The Peugeot Ion is the must have all electric city car! It’s elegant, compact, cheap to run, and 100% electric so you can be kind to the environment and save money on fuel expenses. Read below and discover why this electric model should be at the top of your new car list!
Feast your eyes on this exciting all electric city car - it may be compact but it packs a surprising punch where style and versatility are concerned. The cars funky unique shape stands out on the roads giving it a distinctive edge. With a tiny turning circle and electric power steering, this car is agile to drive making it great for driving around tight city streets.
Choose from 4 stunning colour exteriors, including Antartic White, Artic Silver, Pearl Black and White pearl. As standard, this all electric model comes with 15” alloy wheels. Featuring automatic lights, you don’t have to worry about remembering to turn them on because the iOn does this for you.
Inside is where this car comes to life as it's filled with an array of different features, which make journeys comfortable for both the driver and passengers. You can pack in a lot more than you’d think in the surprisingly spacious iOn, as this urban car can hold 166 litres in the boot, but put the rear seats down and you can fit in a week's worth of shopping.
From the driver's seat, all the controls are within easy reach, so the driver can keep eyes on the road with little distractions. The driver's seat is perfectly positioned, and the large wide windscreen provides an excellent view of the road ahead. Everyone will remain comfortable with the automatic air conditioning, which comes as standard, so you can set the perfect temperature for you and the iOn, and it will maintain it throughout the journey.
Safety & Technology
The lithium-ion battery that powers the iOn has a lot more energy than old NiCd batteries used in the 1990’s. With this battery, you can fully charge it in about 9 hours from 220v domestic plug socket, simply using the 5m cable that comes with this car. You’ll find special 380v recharging stations for electric cars located throughout the UK which can charge the iOn to half the battery’s capacity in only 15 minutes.
Make journeys fun and musical, with Peugeot Connect USB box which allows you to listen to track from your phone, mp3 or iPod. Stay connected with the Bluetooth which means you can make safe hands free calls can stream music wirelessly. In addition to this, there is also a Radio/CD Player audio system so you can play your favourite CD’s.
With Peugeot Connect SOS, in the event of an accident the iOn will automatically let the emergency services know if any of the airbags inflate or the seatbelt pre-tensioners are activated. This clever system will tell them your location, and you can manually contact them yourself. There is also Peugeot Connect Assistance which supplies you with 24/7 roadside assistance wherever you need it!
Other safety features on this urban friendly car include Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) which is the latest generation technology that is able to detect the first signs of skiing whilst driving. If a sideways skid occurs, the ESP will help reduce over steering, and keep the car on the path by reducing engine power and braking individual wheels. The Department of Transport statistics show that cars fitted with this are 25% less likely to be involved in a fatal accident.
The iOn has received a 4* Euro NCAP rating, which is the 2nd highest rating. This is the most widely recognised independent vehicle safety assessor in Europe. Six airbags are fitted as standard, 2 at the side, as well as front and rear curtain bags.
In addition to this, there are sensors in the front and rear seats which let the driver know when someone's seatbelt is unfastened. This helps all passengers keep safe and sound on journeys. For your kids, there are Isofix fittings for child seats in the back of the car, to ensure your children’s safety is 100% covered.
Enjoy the iOn’s cheap running costs which are a lot less costly than a traditional vehicle. You can recharge the car overnight and take full advantage of the cheaper off-peak electricity. The iOn’s battery will last up to 93 miles with a full charge, but when you're strapped for time a quick 30 minute charge will top it up to 80%. Peugeot are very confident with the quality of the modern lithium battery, that they give the car a drivetrain warranty of 5 years/40,000 miles and a battery warranty of 8 years/60,000 miles. The rest of the car is warrantied for 3 years/60,000 miles.
If you’ve decided you’d like to go fully green with your driving, then visit one of our Peugeot dealerships in Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Yeovil and Dorchester, where you can view this electric urban friendly car in the flesh. At our dealerships, our helpful staff will be at the ready and to answer any enquires you may have, as well as provide you with the latest Peugeot leasing offers on this model. Visit your local Howards today or alternatively, give us a call and a member of your team will be happy to help!