Citroen E-C3 Electric Hatchback: An Overview of its specifications and features

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Delhi : Citroen has officially unveiled the eC3, an all-electric version of the C3 hatchback that is already available in India. A pricing will be revealed in the next few days. In order to increase its sales volumes, which have been disappointingly modest, Citroen will also export the eC3 from India.

The Citroen eC3 will go on sale next month and reservations for it may be made starting on January 22.

Citroen eC3: Design specifics and features

Inside and exterior, the Citroen eC3 resembles its gasoline-powered sibling exactly. The new charging outlet on the front fender and the absence of the tailpipe are the only outward changes.

Meanwhile, the interior receives a significantly reworked centre console, as well as a new drive controller that replaces the manual gear lever. Other from the outer body panels, interior, and mechanicals, which have already been localised for the petrol-powered C3, everything else remains the same.

This was done to reduce the eC3's costs, and sharing parts and components with its ICE equivalent will aid in achieving better economies of scale.

Citroen eC3: Powertrain, charging, and competition

Citroen eC3 features a 29.2kWh battery pack sourced from Chinese business Svolt, however Citroen hopes to localize it in the long term. The Citroen EV has a 3.3kW onboard AC charger and is CCS2 fast charging enabled. The eC3's front-axle mounted electric motor cranks out 57 horsepower and a maximum torque of 143 Nm. The eC3 has a 320km range that has been ARAI approved. There are two driving modes available to it: eco and standard, as well as regenerative braking.

Citroen claims that the eC3 has a top speed of 107 kph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 kph in 6.8 seconds. It can be charged via DC Fast Charging, which can complete a 10- to 80-percent charge in 57 minutes. The battery can be recharged from 10 to 100 percent at home in 10.5 hours. 

The Tata Tiago EV, which has a 24kWh battery pack in its higher-spec model and an ARAI-rated range of 315km, is directly targeted by the eC3. To examine how they stack up on paper, we compared the eC3 and Tiago EV's specifications. 

Citroen eC3: Characteristics and safety

The Citroen eC3 has two models, Live and Feel, just like its gasoline-powered sibling. The eC3 shares many of the same features as the ICE model, but the higher-spec Feel adds a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a four-speaker music system, and a height-adjustable driver's seat. The 35-feature MyCitroen Connect app is another connected car function available on the eC3. You can use it to locate the car, check the status of its charging, and find the closest charging station. It has dual airbags and ABS with EBD in terms of safety characteristics.

Citroen eC3: Warranty details

Citroen provides a 7-year/1,40,000-kilometer battery pack guarantee, a 5-year/1,00,000-kilometer electric motor warranty, and a 3-year/1,25,000-kilometer car warranty.