Citroën Opens Orders for Electric ë-C3 Mini

Citroën is now accepting orders for the all-new fully electric ë-C3 – touted as one of the UK’s most affordable electric cars on the market today.

The sleek and stylish ë-C3 comes with a starting price of £21,990 and boasts an impressive WLTP range of 199 miles. This French supermini is paving the way for accessible all-electric transportation for everyone.

Not stopping at just electric models, Citroën is also introducing the new petrol-powered fourth-generation C3, priced from £17,790. However, the spotlight remains on the ë-C3 as the first model from Stellantis to feature the game-changing and cost-effective ‘BEV-focused’ Smart Car platform – which will also be shared with the upcoming ë-C3 Aircross and the Vauxhall Frontera.

The power behind the ë-C3 is no slouch either, with a 113hp (83kW) electric motor and automatic transmission that can zip the car from 0-62mph in just about 10 seconds, achieving a top speed of approximately 84mph.

Equipped with a 44kWh LFP (lithium ferro phosphate) battery pack, the ë-C3 offers standard AC fast charging from 20% to 80% in approximately four hours and 10 minutes using a 7.4kW charger. Opting for the optional 11kW onboard charger reduces the time to just two hours and 50 minutes. And for those in a rush, the impressive 100kW DC rapid charging capabilities can juice up the battery from 20% to 80% in a mere 26 minutes.

Drivers are also treated to a range of tech-savvy features with the new e-Routes app, provided as part of Citroën’s ‘Connect Plus’ connected services subscription. This app allows drivers to plan journeys, monitor charging status, and keep an eye on the battery level in real-time.

For added convenience, the MyCitroën app allows ë-C3 drivers to manage charging schedules, pre-heat or pre-cool the vehicle (Max versions only), and even check the battery level and location, all from the palm of their hand.

Looking into the future, a more budget-friendly variant of the ë-C3 is expected to join the lineup in 2025 in Europe. This variant will offer a 124-mile range and carry a price tag of around €19,990 (approximately £17,000), although its availability in the UK is yet to be confirmed.

As for the petrol-powered C3, it comes equipped with a PureTech 100 S&S six-speed manual transmission with 128g/km of CO2 emissions, available only in Plus trim for now. A hybrid version is also slated to join the range by the end of 2024.

The ë-C3 is offered in Plus and Max grades. The Plus trim, available for petrol versions as well, features a new 10-inch central touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and natural voice recognition. Advanced Comfort front seats and suspension come standard across all versions, and a one-year free subscription grants access to Citroën Connect Plus services, including automatic data connection through the Citroën Connect Box system for emergency and assistance.

When it comes to safety, the ë-C3 doesn’t skimp out, featuring a video-based active safety brake, active lane departure warning system, speed limit detection and recommendation, driver attention alert, hill start assist, cruise control, and a speed limiter.

Opting for the Max grade, exclusively available on the ë-C3 and priced at £23,690, enhances the experience with a rear parking camera, automatic air conditioning, LED rear lights, dark-tinted windows, as well as a heated steering wheel, windscreen, and heated front seats. Max versions also offer real-time traffic updates and speed camera awareness through the ‘Citroën Connect Plus’ services.

Here is a breakdown of the ë-C3 and C3 pricing:

PLUSPureTech S&S 6-speed manual£17,790
83kW Electric 44kWh battery£21,990
MAX83kW Electric 44kWh battery£23,690

Get ahead of the curve and join the electric revolution with the new Citroën ë-C3 – where affordability meets sustainability for a greener tomorrow.

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