In the year 1995, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe the group PSA also known as Peugeot Société Anonyme renamed later to PSA Peugeot Citroën, built to electric models, the Peugeot 106 eletrique (1995) and the Citroën Saxo eletrique (1997).

Out side the 106 and Saxo look like different cars but inside the mechanic parts are 100% compatible in the internal combustion version and the electric version.

Both models had one facelift for the Saxo the version 1 (or MK1) was from 1997 to September 1999 and the version 2 (or MK2) was from September 1999 to 2004.

The 106 the version 1 (or MK1) was from 1995 to July 1996, and the version 2 (MK2) was from July 1996 to 2003.

Let's talk about the specs in the electric version, first let's start with the powertrain.

106 motor

This cars use a DC motor the Leroy Somer SA13 Separately Excited DC.

This motor had 11-20 kW and 127Nm, 72 kg it makes the Saxo and the 106 reach 100 kilometres per hour (or 62.13 miles per hour).

We know that DC are cheap compared to AC and also easy to controlled but this also makes the speed limit lower because DC are less efficient compared to AC.

saxo & 106 rear battey pack (NiCd)

Let's talk about the battery pack this two models use a battery with 120 volt and 100 ampere hour (Ah). The type was a nickel cadmium (NiCd) battery.

The max speed was 100 km/h and the total range was 80km up to 90km.