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Date: October 18, 2023
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Citroën Unveils the Groundbreaking ë-C3: Europe’s First Affordable Electric Car

The all-new Citroën ë-C3 sets the benchmark for affordable electric mobility in Europe. It will be available in the second quarter of 2024, with the promise of more exciting models to follow, further strengthening Citroën's presence in the European market.
Citroën ë-C3 electric Car

Citroën is making a significant mark in the European automotive landscape with the introduction of the all-new ë-C3, an affordable electric car that promises to revolutionize the market.

Citroën's CEO, Thierry Koskas.
Citroën’s CEO, Thierry Koskas.

This innovative vehicle, designed and built in Europe, represents a new era in sustainable, affordable electric mobility.

With a starting price designed to be accessible to a wide range of consumers, the firm is aiming to make electric driving an affordable reality for European customers.

It is the first European-designed and Europe-built all-electric B-hatchback, offering customers the benefits of emission-free driving at a competitive and fair price.

Citroën’s CEO, Thierry Koskas, emphasized the brand’s mission, stating, “Offering affordable vehicles has always been a major part of Citroën’s DNA. However, the expectations of customers in the B-segment have evolved, particularly with the growing popularity of SUVs and the increasing demand for electric vehicles in urban environments. It has become more challenging for European automakers to meet these evolving expectations.”

“Uniquely, Citroën is daring to do exactly that with the all-new, all-electric ë-C3 for European buyers: a fresh, comfortable, and well-equipped B-hatch, designed for Europe and priced extremely competitively, with starting prices at 23,300 Euros,” he added.

Best-in-Class Comfort

This model redefines the driving experience with its “magic carpet ride,” combining acclaimed Citroën Advanced Comfort Suspension with new Citroën Advanced Comfort Seats.

The all-new ë-C3 offers uncompromised comfort, a higher driving position, and greater ground clearance.

These features enhance accessibility and customer preferences, making ingress and egress more convenient and reflecting evolving tastes.

For the first time in the history of the C3 hatchback, the firm has equipped all versions of the all-new ë-C3 with the innovative Citroën Advanced Comfort Suspension as standard.

Progressive Hydraulic Cushions provide a unique and comfortable driving experience, absorbing road imperfections and ensuring a smooth ride.

This system enhances comfort by working in two stages, providing a feeling of gliding over uneven terrain.

The interior of the all-new ë-C3 has been carefully designed to create a welcoming and comfortable ambiance.

The car’s design offers front seat occupants more headroom and greater outward visibility, enhancing the feeling of control and safety.

Despite being only slightly larger in dimensions, the ë-C3 offers more interior space, with superior elbowroom for rear passengers and class-leading rear seat knee clearance.

SUV-Style Ground Clearance

With a taller design and SUV-style ground clearance, the all-new ë-C3 provides a more comfortable ride, making it easier to navigate urban and suburban terrain.

The ground clearance of the all-electric ë-C3 is 163mm, compared to 135mm in the previous model.

Citroën’s ë-C3 represents a significant leap forward in affordable electric mobility, offering European customers a well-equipped, comfortable, and cost-effective electric driving experience.

With a focus on customer satisfaction and sustainability, this vehicle sets a new standard for electric cars in the European B-hatchback segment.

Smart Storage and Practicality

This model offers ample storage options in the door panels, centre console, and under the central armrest.

A wireless charging mat is available for the centre console.

The rear seats feature a 60-40 split modularity (standard on ‘Max’ version), and the vehicle offers generous luggage volume behind the rear seats, making it a practical choice for various needs.

Easy Electric Life

  • Powerful Electric Motor: The ë-C3 boasts an 83kW/113hp electric motor that provides ample power for daily commutes and long journeys.
  • Impressive Range: It is equipped with a 44kWh LFP (Lithium Ferro Phosphate) battery pack, offering up to 320km (199 miles) of WLTP driving range.
  • Rapid Charging: A highlight is the 100kW DC fast recharging capability, which can take the battery from 20 to 80 percent capacity in just 26 minutes.
  • Vast Charging Network: Accessing charging infrastructure is a breeze, with more than 540,000 charging stations available across Europe.
  • Connected Navigation: The ë-C3 comes with the ë-ROUTES App, ensuring reliable and efficient journey planning, along with easy access to live charging network information.
  • Remote Control: Owners can use the MyCitroën App to monitor charging status, set schedules, and pre-condition their ë-C3, ensuring it’s ready when they need it.

Fully Equipped

  • C-Zen Lounge: The ë-C3’s interior is designed with a focus on comfort. The C-Zen Lounge, an innovative and spacious cabin, reinvents the traditional dashboard to provide a comfortable and uncluttered view for the driver and front passenger.
  • Smart Infotainment: The car features a 10.25-inch color infotainment screen with smartphone mirroring, providing access to music, calls, and navigation. A smartphone holder with NFC technology allows drivers to launch dedicated apps seamlessly.
  • Advanced Driver Assistance: The ë-C3 is equipped with a range of driver assistance features, such as Active Safety Brake, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Recognition, and more, to ensure a safe and confident driving experience.

Best Value for Money

  • Affordable Pricing: Citroën’s mission to make electric mobility accessible is evident with the ë-C3, starting at a competitive price of 23,300 Euros in many European markets.
  • Simplified Choice: The vehicle is available in two well-equipped versions, ‘You’ and ‘Max,’ streamlining the purchasing experience for customers. A 200km range model will join the lineup in 2025, starting at 19,990 Euros.
  • Cost Efficiency: The ë-C3 is built on the flexible global Stellantis ‘Smart Car’ platform, engineered from the outset to accommodate an all-electric powertrain, enabling Citroën to offer the car at affordable prices.

Bold Design with New Brand Identity

  • Distinctive New Design: The ë-C3 showcases Citroën’s new brand design signature, featuring a striking new logo with a unique interpretation of the Citroën ‘chevrons.’
  • Technical Sculpting: The vehicle’s design is marked by a fusion of vertical and horizontal elements, with a bold front face, a unique lighting signature, and technically sculpted surfaces.
  • Signature Identity: The car’s design language extends to the rear, offering a visually compelling and assertive stance.
  • Compact Yet Solid: The ë-C3’s design is characterized by a taller and more robust profile while retaining a compact footprint, making it suitable for urban and suburban driving.

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