However the biggest benefit the French are getting from Mitsubishi is access to electric vehicle technology. For example, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is also being built as a Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO.
To further add to that, a joint announcement from both companies today marks the start of technical development for an electric version of Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo LCVs.
The technology share will see the electric variants built at the PSA Vigo plant in Spain by the end of 2012.
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