Sunday, June 2, 2024
Automotive
Alex Lowe

Electric Citroën ë-C3 priced from £21,990 with 199 mile range

We just reported on the new Dacia Spring EV, which is going to go on sale in a few days time. That little EV has prices from £14,995, a 26.8kWh battery pack and up to 186 miles of range. However, the new Citroën C3 and ë-C3 were revealed back in October 2023 with an impressive set of specs. In the last few days, Citroën UK has revealed the full pricing and specifications for the UK market and the pricing makes it one of the cheats new EVs on sale in the country. Orders will start in July and is priced from £21,990 with a cheaper model in the pipeline.

Citroën ë-C3

The Citroën ë-C3 then. It is a small semi-high riding hatchback with a 44kWh battery pack and 199 miles of range. However, as mentioned above Citroën is going to offer a cheaper model with a smaller battery in 2025 priced at €19,990 (£17,000) in Europe. However at the time of writing, Citroën UK has not yet confirmed whether or not this is going to come to the UK. The motor drives the front wheels and has 111bhp. 0-60mph is handled in 11 seconds with a top speed of 84mph. Charging speeds sound good too, with 100kW speeds meaning 20-80% in 26 minutes.

On paper then, this is looking a lot more impressive and more like a proper car than the Dacia Spring, which has its limitations.

Trim Levels

All of the ë-C3 models have the same battery pack, so no confusion there. There are however, two trim levels: ë-C3 Plus and  ë-C3 Max. ë-C3 Plus gets you a 10-inc infotainment screen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (no word yet if this is wireless or not). The usual bucket of safety tech is also included too, such as lane departure warning, active braking, cruise control and speed limiter.

Moving up to the ë-C3 Max will set you back £23,690 and adds reversing camera, tinted windows, automatic aircon, heated steering wheel and heated front seats. There is added safety tech here too with speed camera warning and live traffic infomation.

Battery

Citroën is using an LFP battery on the new ë-C3, making it much safer, cheaper to make, longer lasting and does not use cobalt.

Source: Citroën UK

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