All-Electric Citroen e-C3 Debuts in India

The new Citroen C3, a small SUV designed for India and South America, just got a fully electric variant dubbed as e-C3. The EV has just debuted in India retaining the design of its ICE-powered counterpart while offering a zero-emission range of 320 km.

On the outside, the only thing that differentiates the e-C3 from the regular C3 is the lack of a tailpipe, the charging port on the front fender, and the blue “e” badges on the doors, consistent with Citroen’s naming strategy for EVs.

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Similarly, the only difference inside the cabin is the new drive selector replacing the gear knob of the ICE-powered model. The e-C3 is available in Live and Feel trims, with the latter getting a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen and connected car features.

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The Citroen e-C3 comes fitted with a front-mounted electric motor producing 57 hp (43 kW) of power and 143 Nm of torque and has the ability to achieve a top speed of 107 km/h. The battery pack has a capacity of 29.2 kWh, allowing 320 km of range measured under the Indian ARAI testing cycle.

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Charging takes through a 3.3 kW onboard AC charger while the e-C3 is also capable of DC fast charging which takes it from 10-80% in only 57 minutes, with the same process taking 10.5 hours at home.

Related: 2022 Citroen C3 Launched in India from INR 5.7 Lac

The locally-produced Citroen e-C3 will be available to order in India from January 22, that’s when the official prices will be announced. The ICE-power C3 was launched in India last year starting from INR 5.7 lac. The first examples of the e-C3 will arrive in the Indian dealerships in February. Citroen also plans on exporting the e-C3 to other markets in near future.

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