Peugeot is getting help from the Deutsche Bundesbahn in developing a charging infrastructure for its new iOn plug-in electric vehicle.

The French car brand, part of the PSA/Peugeot-Citroen group, said private car owners, companies as well as car dealers will have access to services to be provided by DB Energie, a subsidiary ofGerman Rail.

DB will send out technicians to check whether locations are suitable for a charging point. It will then provide a price quote for the system and will, if approved, also install the outlet.

Though most plug-in electric vehicles can be plugged in to regular sockets, special higher voltage charging stations will provide much faster battery recharging times and will, thus, be preferred by many customers.

In Germany, the Peugeot iOn, a sibling model to the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, is only available to customers through a leasing arrangement. A full service lease, which includes maintenance, warranty and roadside assistance, costs 491 euros or more a month.