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2023 Citroen eC3 First Drive Review

Written by Parichay Malvankar

The Citroen eC3 is nothing but the all-electric variant of the C3. Visually, the eC3 looks identical to the petrol counterpart. Infact even the front end has no distinguishing features. Even the grille looks un-blanked, which for EVs is usually covered.

The only true rival to Citroen’s product is the Tata Tiago EV, but the brand claims that they slot in a notch higher. Citroen C3 electric’s launch is a part of the company’s smart car programme, referred to as the C-cubed programme.

Citroen eC3 Variants 

Offered in two variants, namely the Live and Feel. It gets features like a three-spoke steering wheel, height adjustable driver’s seat and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car also boasts over 35 connected car features.

Citroen India’s Charging Infrastructure

To set up the charging network, Citroen has signed a partnership with JIO-BP. With this, EV fast charging facility powered by Jio-BP pulse will have its presence in key Citroën dealerships across India. Jio-BP will also install DC fast chargers across Citroën’s key dealership network and workshops across the country in a phased manner. These chargers will also help EV car customers to help boost EV adoption among consumers.

Powertrain of the Citroen eC3

Citroen has equipped the eC3 with an electric motor that is mounted at the front. This motor generates 56 BHP and 143 Nm of peak torque. A 29.2 kWh battery pack has been paired with this motor. It gets a 3.3 kWh AC charger.

Specifications of the Citroen eC3

The coming claims a 0-60 km/h time of 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 107 Km/h. The claimed ARAI range is 320 km. The battery takes 10.5 hours to charge using a home charger while it takes just 57 mins for a 10-80 percent top up using a DC fast charger.

Warranty on the Citroen eC3

The company has offered a 3 year / 1,25,000 km standard warranty on the eC3. The battery comes with a 7 year / 1,40,000 km warranty while the motor comes with a 5 year / 1,00,000 km warranty.

Also Read – Citroen eC3 bookings open in India from January 22, 2023.