Citroën recently unveiled its new 100% electric city car, the ë-C3.
Open for pre-orders since last October, the first deliveries are scheduled for the second half of 2024. Available at a very competitive price and primarily produced in Europe, the ë-C3 is Dacia Spring’s top competitor! As future owners, you’re probably wondering how to manage its charging. At home and away, we’ll give you all the keys you need to master the charging of your (future) electric Citroën ë-C3.
General characteristics of the electric ë-C3
Citroën has announced a major challenge with the launch of its new 100% electric city car: “Reconciling electric power with accessibility.”
Priced from 23,330 euros, the ë-C3 is unbeatable in comparison with its contestants, such as the Peugeot e-208 and the Renault Zoé. A tad more expensive than its main rival, the Dacia Spring, the ë-C3 is nonetheless very attractive, and will certainly be a fierce competitor for its direct opponent.
Citroën’s new electric car will also be available in two very well-equipped versions: ‘You’ and ‘Max’.
What is its main advantage? Produced in Europe, at the Trnava factory in Slovakia, to be more precise, this model will benefit from a 5,000-euro environmental bonus, like the Dacia Spring, which is produced in China. This is a godsend for Citroën, which is hoping to shake up the competition with this new electric model!
“We want to make the whole process simpler and fairer for customers through a ‘simplified range’ approach for the levels of series, as well as greater price transparency,” said Nicolas Monnot, Citroën Price & Performance Director.
Charging capacity of the Citroën C3 Electric
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of the ë-C3’s technical specifications and charging capabilities.
With a power output of 83 kW (113 PS), the electric ë-C3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 11 seconds and reach a top speed of 135 km/h.
It has a 44 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery with a range of up to 320 km in the WLTP cycle. The range depends on a number of factors, such as the battery charge level, the type of journey (motorway, city or mixed), the weather, etc.
Charging the ë-C3 at home and at public charging stations
It’s easy to access AC charging facilities at home and in public places, with a suitable charging cable. You can use the cable supplied with your vehicle to connect to a standard domestic socket. For faster, safer home or outdoor charging, we recommend that you fit an extra charging cable. For example, you can benefit from accelerated home charging by using a single-phase 7.4 kW or three-phase 11 kW wallbox.
To connect the ë-C3 to public AC charging stations, you’ll need a Type 2 / Type 2 cable. Charging in standard alternating current (AC) takes around 4 hrs. 10 min. at a 7 kW chargepoint, or 2 hrs. 50 min. when 11 kW is available.
Equipped with the Combo CCS charger, the ë-C3 can also charge in direct current at 50 kW fast-charging stations such as those operated by Ionity or Total.
It can also handle fast charging, up to 100 kW, taking it from 20% to 80% in 26 minutes!
Getting around in an electric ë-C3
The ë-C3 is the ideal electric car for daily use and leisure activities. It offers more than enough power and performance to cope with everyday driving and traffic, especially in urban and suburban environments.
For an even more worry-free experience on long journeys, you can plan your route and anticipate your vehicle’s charging needs with the Chargemap route planner. You’ll be able to adapt your journey to suit your desires and needs, and personalise the charging stations that are best suited to your electric car.
Have you been won over by this new electric ë-C3? Have you already pre-ordered it? Don’t hesitate to share your opinion on this new model.
You’ll be able to make the most of your future car as soon as 2024!
Travel and charge your Citroën ë-C3 with peace of mind throughout Europe,
Travel and charge your Citroën ë-C3 with peace of mind throughout Europe.
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