PSA Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi have joined forces to investigate building an electric powertrain.
The three companies already work closely together, with the Citroen C-Crosser and Peugeot 4007 4x4s based on the Mitsubishi Outlander.
Mitsubishi has an electric city car close to production, called the MiEV. It is a modified i city car and is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in 2009.
Citroen and Peugeot, meanwhile, recently announced plans to develop electric-powered versions of their Berlingo and Partner vans for use by the French postal service.