It’s pure art on the tarmac. Citroen’s new all-electric Survolt concept comes about as artwork on wheels. The Art Car version of the all-electric Survolt has been made so very attractive with a coat of fluorescent paint design. The French automaker has showcased the Art Car currently at its flagship store on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. The art work has been done by French artist Francoise Nielly, and the car grabbed a whole lot of eyeballs at the recent 14th annual C_42 showcase event.
So what does the Citroen Survolt hide under its hood? The all-electric sports car runs powered by two electric motors that return a total of 304 PS (224 kW). Running power is ensured by two 31 kW/h lithium-ion batteries.
The car has the capability to race from 0 to 100 km/h in just under 5 seconds, and top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph) is what Survolt claims to clock.
On a single charge, it can run up to a range of 200 km, after two hours of charging with a rapid charger. If you need to plug it into a standard 220 V outlet, you will have to wait for 10 hours for the batteries to be full.
Meanwhile, a WCF report says the Citroen Survolt had company at the expo in the form of a DS3, made attractive by a personalized creative finish by Flavio Melchiorre. In case you are wondering who Melchiorre is, he is the first prize winner at the Citroen Creative Awards – a design competition launched last May.
For the record, the Melchiorre DS3 will come in during 2011 on a commercial basis.
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