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Hi all - in these uncertain times maybe the thought of a cheap small EV is attractive?

I am selling a 2011 Peugeot iON in silver with 86,000 miles - I am the third registered owner. I have only had it a short time and am only selling as I’ve been offered a work vehicle - which is not an EV unfortunately!

It’s an excellent small car that nips around town and fits into the smallest parking spaces. in many ways it’s similar to a Mini or even a Smart car but it has four doors and with the back seats down there is fantastic load of space. It is a 9 year old car and so isn’t perfect but the bodywork is very clean and interior is good for age of vehicle.

While the NCAP is said to be 95 miles range, this would I suggest have been optimistic when new - it is a very efficient EV (compared to some of the larger models), but I would say it has a real world range of between 45-70 miles dependent on time of year weather, terrain, driving style use of heater A/C etc. At this time of year, you should expect towards the lower end of this. Compared
To other small cheaper EV’s this particular model has an ace up its sleeve, in that it rapid charges via CHADeMO which with a small battery means that when you do need to charge to 80% SOC is pretty quick. (Over 80% the charging speed slows down - this is how it was designed)

It’s in very good condition throughout and drives faultlessly. it comes with two charge leads one type 2 to type 1 and a granny charger. I haven’t used the latter and it does look a bit the worse for wear.

I have loads more pictures I can provide if requested.

I have priced this to sell quickly and I’d be surprised if you can find any EV cheaper than this.... please don’t make any silly offers. I am in Wiltshire.

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MOT December 2020.
CHAdeMO DC Rapid charging capability.
3.7kW Onboard AC charger.
16kWh actively cooled battery.
4* NCAP safety rating.
Brand new tyres all round.
Electric windows, central locking, bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, automatic headlamps, automatic windscreen wipers, 4x airbags, ISOFIX

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Where abouts are you located? I may be interested, especially if collection doesn't involve driving the length of the country in an iOn to bring it home!
 

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If anything I think you've under priced it a bit going by Autotrader listings. 86k miles is pretty high (mine is currently sitting at 60k and has worked hard on a 35 mile daily commute non stop for 3 1/2 years) but it looks in immaculate condition otherwise. Good luck with the sale.
 

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If anything I think you've under priced it a bit going by Autotrader listings. 86k miles is pretty high (mine is currently sitting at 60k and has worked hard on a 35 mile daily commute non stop for 3 1/2 years) but it looks in immaculate condition otherwise. Good luck with the sale.
Thanks - yes I appreciate that it's on the low side but as I say it's priced to sell....
 

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Sorry I’ve updated the post I am in Chippenham in Wiltshire.
That's over a 300 mile drive so sadly not too practical to make it work for me at the moment, sorry!

As above though, it's a very good price for what is still a very good little car. I'm sure you'll quickly find a more local buyer
 

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That's over a 300 mile drive so sadly not too practical to make it work for me at the moment, sorry!

As above though, it's a very good price for what is still a very good little car. I'm sure you'll quickly find a more local buyer
No issue.... It would definitely not be fun driving an iON 300 miles!!
 

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Where abouts are you located? I may be interested, especially if collection doesn't involve driving the length of the country in an iOn to bring it home!
That's over a 300 mile drive so sadly not too practical to make it work for me at the moment, sorry!
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I'd be happy to deliver it that distance on a trailer for £300. Note I have no knowledge of the car or the vendor so you'd have to view and pay for it first.

Edit: I don't do this for a living and you may be able to find a commercial service that will do it cheaper. This is as a help for forum members to facilitate a sale / purchase.
 

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Probably get it in the back of a 7-tonner. Need a tail lift of course. ;)
It is too heavy for 3.5 tonne van, a suitable car and trailer are the best option. You might be able to hire a specialist car transporter but they are typically £150/day + fuel.
 

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I'd be happy to deliver it that distance on a trailer for £300. Note I have no knowledge of the car or the vendor so you'd have to view and pay for it first.

Edit: I don't do this for a living and you may be able to find a commercial service that will do it cheaper. This is as a help for forum members to facilitate a sale / purchase.
Thanks for the offer. I may put some more thought into this after all then. Will drop both yourself and OP a private message later if I can make the numbers work and can arrange the time to take a look at it and such.

I've briefly looked into vehicle delivery services some time ago in the past and for a similar sort of distance was getting quotes for quite a lot more. With your price I'd be getting an EV to my door for a straight £4k total, and that is VERY tempting...

Would it go in the back of a van?!
I know they're small but they're not THAT small. I can't say I've measured it but would be surprised if you could fit it in the back of your average transit van.
 

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The i-Miev is 1475 mm excluding mirrors.

A transit van internal width is 1784 mm not counting between the arches.

You could make it fit with a high roof and some scaffolding planks. ;)
 

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It's not until you see one - especially from directly behind, that you realise how comically narrow they are.

Being narrow has it's advantages - I don't even cross the centre line to pass cars that are parked half on the pavement... :LOL:

And I routinely squeeze through gaps where other cars have to wait for oncoming traffic. No three point turn required to squeeze into narrow car park spaces either.
 

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I have used a large transit to move an Austin 7 around which has the advantage of going between the arches. With the owners permission I have added tie down points - I don't fancy 600kg of car coming forwards in the event of an incident. I have done similar with wider cars but getting them over the arches requires the fabrication of special ramps, and the i-Miev is wider than the 1,392mm single rear wheel transit between the arches at 1475mm.
The weight of the i-Miev which at 1090 kg is just under the weight limit of 1,111 kg but loading would exciting! The killer is the length which at 3395mm is greater than 3211mm - it is a long way with the doors open. The Sprinter is slightly longer but still too short and will not take the weight.
A trailer is much simpler and safer, although limited to 60 MPH on the M-Way.
 

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It's not until you see one - especially from directly behind, that you realise how comically narrow they are.

Being narrow has it's advantages - I don't even cross the centre line to pass cars that are parked half on the pavement... :LOL:

And I routinely squeeze through gaps where other cars have to wait for oncoming traffic. No three point turn required to squeeze into narrow car park spaces either.
Its so weird. From the outside you look at them thinking they are absolutely tiny and nothing will fit in them. And then once you're inside it is suddenly so spacious in comparison. I still haven't gotten over the fact that I managed to get a small sofa in the back of one of these cars and even close the rear hatch all the way (admittedly had to fold myself up to fit in the drivers seat and hug the steering wheel for the most uncomfortable drive of my life - but still super impressive!)
 

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Its so weird. From the outside you look at them thinking they are absolutely tiny and nothing will fit in them. And then once you're inside it is suddenly so spacious in comparison. I still haven't gotten over the fact that I managed to get a small sofa in the back of one of these cars and even close the rear hatch all the way (admittedly had to fold myself up to fit in the drivers seat and hug the steering wheel for the most uncomfortable drive of my life - but still super impressive!)
Yes, with the rear seats down you can actually get a lot in them due to the high ceiling and boxy shape. They actually do very well in Bjorn's banana box test when the rear seats are down compared to other cars with the rear seat down.

Also I've discovered that because the base of the windscreen is so far forward standard 2.4 metre beams of wood / poles fit down the middle of the car between the boot and front windscreen (wrapped up in a towel on the dashboard to avoid scratches) even with 4 passengers in the car!

In my considerably larger petrol car 2.4 metre beams can't quite fit between boot and windscreen and instead have to poke out the passenger window, which means no front left passenger... it's remarkable what we've managed to squeeze into the Ion at times...
 

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Don't forget the Chademo charger - recharging is only around 40 minutes from flat.
 
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