Citroen e-C3 electric hatchback: Another affordable EV in town, check technical specifications here

The e-C3 electric will be Citroën’s third car in India, following the C5 Aircross and the C3 (internal combustion engine version).

New Delhi,Has been updated: Jan 18, 2023 17:43 IST

The maximum speed of the e-C3 is 107km/h.

in today’s auto: Citroën has had a solid run in India since re-entering the country in 2021 with the C5 Aircross SUV. The French automaker introduced his second model, the C3 hatchback, in 2022. The company is ready to launch his third model, the e-C3 electric hatchback, in 2023.

As for affordable EVs, options are currently limited to Tata Tiago.ev and Tata Tigor.ev. MG Motor India plans to launch an affordable electric model in the coming months. However, the e-C3 could be a major disruptor in the nascent affordable EV space.

Check out these important details about the e-C3 before the electric hatchback goes on sale in India.

Citroen e-C3 electric hatchback motor

The e-C3 uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor that produces a maximum output of 57PS and a maximum torque of 143Nm. The car has standard and eco drive modes. It accelerates from 0-60km/h in 6.8 seconds and has a maximum speed of 107km/h.

Battery for Citroen e-C3 Electric Hatchback

The e-C3 uses a 29.2kWh lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack. The car has a 3.3kW onboard charger.

Citroen e-C3 electric hatchback charging

The e-C3 comes with the CCS2 charging standard. The battery can be charged from 10 to 100% in 10 hours and 30 minutes using a 15A plug point. With a DC fast charger, you can get a 10-80% battery charge in just 57 minutes.

Citroen e-C3 electric hatchback series

According to the Modified Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC), the e-C3 has a range of 320km on a single full charge.

Citroen e-C3 electric hatchback warranty

Citroen offers a 7 year/1,40,000km warranty on the e-C3’s battery and a 5 year/1,00,000km warranty on the motor. All in all, the electric model comes with a 3 year/1,25,000 km warranty.

Citroen e-C3 electric hatchback dimensions

The body size of the e-C3 is 3,981mm long x 1,733mm wide x 1,604mm high. The wheelbase is 2,540mm. The trunk capacity is 315 liters.

Citroen e-C3 electric hatchback price and availability

Pricing for the e-C3 is expected to range from Rs 80,000 to Rs 110,000 (ex-showroom). Pre-orders for the e-C3 he reportedly start on January 22nd, but are expected to start next month.

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