The all-electric Citroën ë-C4 compact hatchback has a WLTP range of 217 miles (350 km) and is one of six electrified vehicles being launched by the brand in 2020. The Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, Ami, ë-Dispatch and ë-SpaceTourer have already been announced.
The electric motor delivers 136 hp (100 kW) and 260 Nm of torque that is instantly available, along with a 0-62 mph time of 9.7 seconds when in Sport mode and a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h). There’s a 50 kWh battery pack.
The battery warranty is eight years or 100,000 miles for 70% of charge capacity.
In mode 4, at a public charging station using a 100 kW charger, the battery replenishes at a rate of approximately 6.2 miles/minute (10 km/minute), which Citroën claims is best in the segment. 80% of charge is completed in 30 minutes.
In mode 3, at home using a 32 A Wallbox, recharging takes as little as 7.5 hours with single-phase supply.
A three-phase supply, as typically found at commercial premises in the UK, and an optional 11 kW on-board charger, will provide a full charge in 5 hours
In mode 2, at home and for occasional needs, the battery can be recharged using a standard domestic socket.
Citroën takes care of everything and offers a “one-stop shop” solution for installing a Wallbox at home.
Charging can be pre-programmed or deferred to benefit from more advantageous off-peak electricity prices. Customers can pre-set the charging times using the touchscreen tablet in the passenger compartment or by using the MyCitroën app.
The Citroën ë-C4 is equipped as standard with Citroën suspension system featuring Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, which was first introduced on C4 Cactus and C5 Aircross SUV.
Orders for the Citroën ë-C4 will open in the autumn.
There are also Euro 6d petrol engines from 100 hp to 155 hp and diesel power from 110 hp to 130 hp.