BCC Citroen Electric Cars
Citroën’s electric innovation team are working hard behind the scenes to perfect electric and plug-in hybrid technology, so it can be applied in the real-world in a way that will truly benefit motorists. Such is their progress, that from 2020 all brand-new Citroën cars will be available in an electrified version.
Citroën electric cars are silent and designed to charge very quickly. They are cheap to run and great to drive - a perfect way to get around.
The Citroën C-Zero was Citroen’s first all-electric car. It’s a super-modern, super-cute little city car with a 93-mile range and zero emissions. It charges from 0 to 80% in just 30 minutes at a charging station rated for 50 kWh. Every time you let off the throttle, the C-Zero’s kinetic energy is converted into electric energy which recharges the batteries. Silent and nippy, the driving experience is a far cry from petrol. Simply awesome.
Citroën is expected to launch a new range of plug-in hybrids from 2020. They recently unveiled the C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept at the Paris Motor Show.
The C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept will be the brand’s first plug-in hybrid. It offers an efficient drive for every journey, with a 50-mile electric range and a petrol engine which can boost range to over 300-miles. It pairs a PureTech 180 engine with an 80-kW electric motor, and there’s a new 8-speed automatic gearbox for seamless performance. You’ll be able to switch between ZEV, Hybrid and Sport modes to suit the road.
Other low emission vehicles
Citroën also has the E-Berlingo, an all-electric compact van, and the E-Mehari, an all-electric beach buggy not available in the UK. All brand-new internal combustion-powered Citroën’s feature a Euro 6.2 compliant engine - the latest emissions standard. Citroën aims to electrify 80% of their vehicle range by 2023 and 100% by 2025.