The new Citroën C4 which PSA presented in June together with its all-electric offshoot ë-C4 is available to order in France with immediate effect. Prices for the all-electric variant start from 28,600 euros after subsidies.
France grants a maximum of 7,000 euros for zero-emission vehicles, so the Citroën ë-C4 has a list price of 35,600 euros without subsidy. The new Citroën C4 and ë-C4 will be available at dealerships towards the end of this year.
Readers will recognise the C4 designation only PSA opted for a new body for the electric variant and praises the modern silhouette to mark a new stage in Citroën’s style. The design also sets it apart from otherwise obvious competitors like the VW ID.3 as the ë-C4 rather comes across as e-SUV.
The technology under the hood is familiar, in any case. The electric drive is the same 100 kW motor as other models use based on the e-CMP platform. The 50 kWh battery in the ë-C4 provides a range of 350 kilometres according to WLTP as previously announced. In all three driving modes, the top speed is 150 kph.
A three-phase 11 kW charger is installed ex-works; however, the single-phase onboard charger is excluded. With the 11-kW charger (provided the charging station provides the power), the complete charging process should take about five hours. With direct current, the battery is filled to 80 per cent in 30 minutes, which corresponds to an average charging capacity of 80 kW.
The ë-C4 thus joins the growing list of PSA models with this drive. Opel offers it in the Corsa-e, Mocha-e, Zafira-e Life and the Vivaro-e commercial vehicle. Corresponding Peugeot models are the e-208, e-2008, E-Traveller and E-Expert – and rumour has it that an e-308 is planned as a counterpart to the ë-C4 in the compact class. Citroën already offers the drive system in the van models ë-Jumpy and ë-Spacetourer, while the DS luxury brand offers the DS 3 E-TENSE.
French buyers may now choose between five versions of the Citroën ë-C4. These include two business trims for fleet customers. The company further states the compact electric car will arrive at the brand’s points of sale in late 2020.
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