According to the French automaker, the Citroen e-C3 India launch has been scheduled for early 2023. The electric hatchback’s precise launch date has yet to be made public, although it will probably happen in January. It will be a reasonably priced, entry-level electric vehicle with a projected cost of between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 12 lacks. It will compete directly with the Tata Tiago EV if introduced at this price bracket. Priced between Rs. 8.49 lakh and Rs. 11.79 lacks, the Tiago EV is available in four trims: XE, XT, XZ+, and XZ+ Tech (all ex-showroom).

The company will use batteries with a 30.2kWh capacity to achieve aggressive pricing. The automaker has stated that Svolt Energy, China’s Great Wall Motors subsidiary, will supply the LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) cells. The NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cells are less reliable and more expensive than the LFP batteries. These cells have a longer cycle life and operate effectively over a wide temperature range.

The next Citroen electric vehicle will include the CCS2 fast charger and a 3.3kW onboard AC charger. A single electric motor will produce 63 kW (86 horsepower) and 143 Nm of torque. The C3 electric should range 200–250 kilometres on a single charge. The Tata Tiago EV, its primary challenger, is offered 19.2 kWh and 24 kWh batteries, with a range of 250 km and 315 km, respectively. Three charging choices are provided for Tata’s electric vehicle: a basic 3.3kW home charger, a 7.2kWh AC fast charger, and a 50kW DC fast charger.

The new Citroen e-C3 will resemble its ICE-powered counterpart in every way except for a few tweaks made specifically for electric vehicles. Among the features, we anticipate a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless smartphone connectivity, a digital instrument cluster, tilt-adjustable steering, four speakers, a speed-sensitive auto door lock, and more.


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