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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Peugeot iOn, 2011, Insurance Lawyer

 Peugeot iOn, 2011

The Peugeot iOn, the 100% electric car launched at the end of 2010, Peugeot offers a concrete and accessible response to the challenges of urban mobility and environmental responsibility. With its battery and its innovative services, including Peugeot Connect (emergency call and data feedback) and Mu by Peugeot (à la carte mobility), the Peugeot iOn will be available for a monthly rental of less than €500, with a running cost of less than 1.50€ per 100km.

Peugeot is on the offensive, taking concrete action on the electric vehicle market with:
    * 2 letters of intent signed with Veolia and Greenwheels
    * a partnership with the European project Electric Vehicles for Advanced Cities
    * 2500 contacts with private customers.

The Peugeot iOn can be fully charged in 6 hours and offers a 30-minute quick charge.

Environmentally-friendly mobility: lithium-ion batteries rechargeable in six hours, quick charge in 30 minutes.

The city will be the Peugeot iOn's preferred territory. With four doors, four seats, a length of 3.48 m and a turning circle radius of 4.50 m, this 100 % electric Peugeot develops a maximum power of 47 kW (64 bhp) and a torque of 180 Nm, offering a level of performance perfectly suited to 90% of car journeys, with in particular:
  • a maximum speed of 130 kph
  • a comfortable range of 130 km in the European standardised cycle
  • lithium-ion batteries rechargeable in six hours using a traditional 220 V socket,
  • a 30-minute quick charge system ensuring 80 % capacity.

Peugeot iOn
These characteristics make this "zero emission" city run-around very versatile to use, comparable in terms of performance and capacity to a small conventionally powered vehicle.

Inside the vehicle there will be innovative services:
  • Peugeot Connect authorises the emergency call, of which Peugeot is the leader in Europe, but also feedback of valuable data for professional fleet management: battery status, mileage, distance before next service.
  • Mu by Peugeot, currently being deployed in Europe, providing easy access to products and accessories in the Peugeot range: cars, light commercial vehicles, scooters, bicycles...

Accessible mobility: Peugeot is off to a flying start on the emerging electric vehicle market.
At the Brussels Motor Show, Peugeot signed two letters of intention (L.O.I.) with Veolia and Greenwheels, companies operating in Europe, with a view to the purchase of electric vehicles and the development of mobility services.

In addition, a partnership has been agreed to join the European EVA project (Electric Vehicles for Advanced Cities), a consortium which to date brings together more than 20 European cities, car manufacturers and electricity suppliers from many countries.
Buoyed by 2500 customer contacts and this intensification of its approach to B to B customers, Peugeot is off to a flying start on the emerging electric vehicle market.
Todays Marque takes a new marketing step by fixing its minimum monthly rental at under €500, a simple and accessible electric offer as the vehicle's running cost is below that of a conventional vehicle.

    * Urban/semi-urban vehicle 4 doors - 4 occupants, environmentally-friendly, compact and easy to handle
    * No exhaust emissions
    * Silent
    * Meeting 90 % of daily travel requirements
    * Reduced running costs: less than €1.50 per 100 km
    * Reduced servicing
    * Dimensions
          o Length: 3.480mm
          o Width: 1.475mm
          o Wheelbase: 2.550 mm
          o Height: 1.600 mm
    * Easy to handle: Turning circle radius between walls 4.5m
    * Synchronous electric motor with permanent magnets
          o Maximum power: 47 kW @ 2500-8000 rpm
          o Maximum torque: 180 Nm @ 0-2500 rpm
          o Maximum engine speed: 8500rpm
    * Maximum speed: 130kph
    * Performance (half payload)
          o 0-400 m: 19.9 s
          o 0-1000 m: 36.9 s
    * Battery, range and recharging
          o Lithium-Ion battery
          o Range: 130 km
          o Fully charged in 6 hours from an earthed domestic socket
          o Rapid charge using a special terminal from 0 to 80% in 30 minutes
    * Services
          o Peugeot Connect - thanks to a localised communication system - including Peugeot Connect SOS, for emergency calls
          o Peugeot Connect Assistance, for breakdown assistance
          o Peugeot Connect Fleet, for fleet management
          o Mu by Peugeot: à la carte mobility
    * A single specification level - 2 levels of finish
    * ABS - ESP - 6 air bags
    * Electric power steering
    * 15" alloy wheels
    * Fog lamps
    * Central locking
    * Electric windows - electrically-operated door mirrors
    * Automatic switching-on of headlamps
    * Semi-automatic air conditioning
    * RDE radio (MP3, Bluetooth, USB)
    * Telematics unit for Peugeot Connect services
    * Height-adjustable driver's seat
    * 50/50 separate and tilting rear bench seat (6 positions)
    * Isofix in both rear seats

Finding An Insurance Lawyer

You may already have a list of prospective lawyers. Before you go any further, take a few more minutes to make sure that you are looking for the right kind of lawyer. There are all kinds of lawyers who practice in the insurance area. As some general guidelines, keep in mind the following:

    If you're fighting with your own carrier to establish coverage, you may want a lawyer in one of the following areas of expertise:
        A "bad faith" lawyer if your own insurance company has denied insuring you or has turned down a claim that you have submitted
        A personal injury lawyer if you are dealing with uninsured motorist insurance on a claim where you were injured
        A workers' compensation lawyer if you were injured on the job
        A social security or disability lawyer if you are filing a claim for benefits under Medicare, Medicaid or other government programs
    If you're fighting with someone else's insurance company, you may want to hire:
        A personal injury lawyer if you have been injured by a third party
        A malpractice lawyer if you are dealing with a professional negligence issue
        A workers' compensation lawyer if you were hurt on the job
    If you already have a lawyer, you may want to check with that lawyer first on any of these kinds of issues. In many instances, he or she will have the necessary expertise to at least get the ball rolling on your situation and to help you with the decision-making process.

If you know what kind of lawyer you need, find out every thing you can about the lawyers and then do some initial screening to whittle down your list to three or four prospective candidates:
    Look at the biographies and Web sites for the lawyers and their law firms. Do they appear to have expertise in the area of business law that you need? Do they have any information on their Web sites that is helpful to you?
    Lawyers who represent insurance companies generally don't represent consumers with problems in this area. So if you're a borrower or a consumer, look at the profile for the lawyer and his or her firm to see whom they primarily represent. If you can't tell, call the lawyer's office and find out.
    Look for a list of representative clients. Are they the types of clients that you would want your lawyer representing? Does the lawyer represent other businesses or people in situations similar to yours?
    Search the Internet under the name of the lawyer and his or her law firm. Can you find any articles, FAQs or other informational pieces that the lawyer has done that give you a level of comfort?
    Ask other people if they have heard of the lawyers and what they think about them
    Contact your state bar association or go to their Web site to find out if the lawyer is in good standing
    Check out the yellow pages of your telephone directory. Does the lawyer advertise? If so, do you find it compelling? Helpful? Tasteful?
    Check out the archives of your local newspaper. Has there been any publicity about the lawyer or the cases that he or she has handled?
    You'll probably want to hire a lawyer with at least a few years of experience
    Look to see if a lawyer is affiliated with associations that cater to your legal issues. For example, many bar associations have sections in insurance law and other related categories
    Unless there are special circumstances, you'll want to hire a lawyer with a local office
    Before you hire a lawyer, ask for references. You would want to talk to people who could comment on the lawyer's skills and trustworthiness. Ask if it is okay to talk to some of the lawyer's representative clients.
    Ask about conflicts of interest. Does the lawyer represent any opposing parties?
    Ask for a copy of a firm brochure and promotional materials that the firm may have. Crosscheck these materials against your other sources and references.
    Ask to be provided with a copy of the lawyer's retainer agreement and have it explained to you before decide on retaining the lawyer or the lawyer's law firm. You may end up paying a lot of money to the lawyer you hire, so make sure you understand what you're signing up for.
Consider any special needs you have. For example, could you benefit from a lawyer who speaks a language other than English?

There are basically two types of lawyers: those who handle lawsuits (called litigators) and those who primarily handle contract matters (called transactional lawyers). Some lawyers do both, but most of them tend to specialize in one area or the other.If you're involved in a lawsuit or may end up in one, look for a litigator. Otherwise, a lawyer who handles transactions may be your best bet.
Taking on an insurance company is a formidable task. It's sometimes hard for consumers to find legal representation in this area if you've been sued by or if you are looking to bring a lawsuit against an insurance company, because any of them can usually afford to hire good lawyers to fight you. So the best chance you may have for effective legal representation is if there are consumer protection statutes that you can rely on (for example, "bad faith" statutes). Such laws may help to tip the scales more in your favor.

If your problem doesn't involve a lot of money, consider whether other folks have the same issues. If so, you may be able to pool your interests and hire the same lawyer. Or, you may be able to talk to a lawyer who specializes in class action lawsuits. A key here is that the "class" has to be large enough to make it worthwhile for a lawyer to take the case.

Compare backgrounds and experience. Use your common sense and gut instincts to evaluate the remaining lawyers on your list. You'll want to be comfortable with the lawyer you hire. You want to choose the best lawyer who you think you can afford who is experienced, competent, and willing to communicate. Prioritize your choices and start making some telephone calls to set up meetings with several lawyers to interview them.

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