Citroen eC3 vs Tiago EV vs Nexon EV prime: Which is the best electric vehicle?

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Citroen eC3 vs Tiago EV vs Nexon EV prime: Which is the best electric vehicle? (Image:
Citroen eC3 vs Tiago EV vs Nexon EV prime: Which is the best electric vehicle? (Image:

Delhi : In just six months, Citroen became the first OEM in India to introduce an EV based on an ICE car. Reservations can now be made for a token of Rs 25,000. The eC3 launch is scheduled for February 2023. At launch, Citroen eC3 prices will be disclosed. According to the specifications, the Tata Tiago EV, which was just introduced, is expected to be the eC3's main opponent.

Tata Motors has a market share of more than 80% in India and has a large number of EVs on the road. Will the most affordable EV from Tata be seriously threatened by the newest rival? Let's look at it.

Nexon EV, Tiago EV, and the Citroen eC3 Prime In regards to length, width, and height, Nexon EV is the largest. Dimensionally, C3 and Tiago are practically identical. Citroen presents the eC3 as a hatchback even though it is a crossover, just like the Tiago EV. Being a crossover, it has body armour that gives it personality.

While Tiago EV and Nexon EV Prime each have two powertrain options, Citroen eC3 only has one. With 30.2 kWh, Nexon EV Prime boasts the biggest battery. Citroen follows closely following with a 29.2 kWh battery, while the Tiago EV Long Range (LR) and Medium Range (MR) each receive 24 kWh and 19.2 kWh, respectively.

At 127 bhp and 245 Nm, Nexon EV Prime has the maximum horsepower and torque. While the LR produces 74 horsepower and 114 Nm, the Tiago EV MR only produces 60 bhp. Citroen may have less power than either of the Tiago EV variants at 56 horsepower, but it has higher torque at 143 Nm. The Tiago EV accelerates to 60 km/h in 5.7 seconds as opposed to the eC3's 6.8 seconds. 

The sprint to 100 km/h in the Nexon EV Prime takes 9.9 seconds. The adjustable regen braking seen on the Nexon EV Max is not available on any of the EVs on our list. Tiago EV has the smallest boot, measuring 240L. eC3 provides 315L, whereas Prime, a larger vehicle, provides 350L. Citroen C3 defeats both competition

The Tiago EV has an option of a 15A household plug or wall box charger of 3.3 kW or 7.2 kW AC charger, enabling it to go from 10 to 100% in 5.1 hours (MR for medium range) and 6.4 hours (LR for long range) from the 3.3 kW charger and in 2.6 hours (MR) and 3.6 hours (LR) from the 7.2 kW charger. Contrary to Nexon EV Max, which has a 7.2 kW charger option, Nexon EV Prime only has a 15A household socket and a 3.3 kW charger that can charge the vehicle in 10 hours from 0 to 100%. It will take 10.5 hours to fully charge a Citroen C3 using a 15A AC outlet. They are all capable of DC rapid charging and will reach 80% in one hour. 

The biggest infotainment screen, wireless phone connectivity, and more can be found in the eC3. When it comes to customization, eC3 provides vibrant, youthful colours and interior packages that appear stylish and have the same energy. Tiago and Nexon EV, in contrast, are far more feature-rich despite not being as showy. Alloy wheels, climate control, a rear washer and wiper, a rear defogger, etc. are absent from Citroen vehicles. Some of these features were previously spotted on a test mule, but the launch car does not currently offer them. There is a good chance that it will target the same price range as the Tiago EV in terms of pricing.