Citroen ëC3 electric hatchback unveiled: Range, Battery, expected price

French automaker Citroen has finally unveiled an electric version of its long-awaited C3 hatchback in India. Based on the C3 hatchback, the ëC3 will be the company’s first electric vehicle to be marketed in India and the third. Pre-orders for the EV will begin on January 22nd, and it will hit showrooms in February. The price announcement is also expected in February 2023.

As for the exterior design, the EV charging port is placed on the front fender. The EV is based on the ICE C3, with the side profile and design elements looking identical to its ICE counterpart.
Moving on to the interior, the cabin gets a little makeover. The center console has buttons for selecting drive modes that replace the gear lever.

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Now let’s talk about electric motors and batteries.of Citroen eC3 It comes in a single 29.2 kWh battery pack and comes with a 3.3 kW onboard AC charger. Citroën claims the eC3 can be charged 10-80% in 57 minutes using a DC charger. With a home charger, the battery can be charged from 10-100% in 10.5 hours. Citroën also claims that the eC3 can travel 320 Km on a single full charge.
The eC3 is powered by a single electric motor that delivers 57 hp and 143 Nm of torque. The electric motor can accelerate the eC3 from 0-60 kmph in 6.8 seconds, with a top speed of 107 kmph.
The C3 electric comes in two variations, Live and Feel. Features include a 10.2-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a four-speaker audio system, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. The eC3 also gets connected car tech that gives access to charging status, location and many other features. Safety equipment Equipped with dual airbags and ABS with EBD.
When the EV is launched, it will compete with the Tata Tiago EV and Tigor EV. Considering that the ICE C3 is priced at Rs 5.71 lakh to Rs 8.06 lakh (pre-showroom), the electric version of the compact hatchback could be priced around Rs 10 lakh.

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