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Citroën India announces usage based insurance for ËC3 owners

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Citroen India has announced a new innovative usage based insurance (UBI) for the eC3 electric hatchback. To this end, the French carmaker has partnered with ICICI Lombard.

Usage Based Insurance (UBI) : More Details

In UBI, there is a device that is connected to the vehicle. Using this, the vehicle usage as well as the driver behaviour is noted during the term of the current insurance. At the time of renewal, the premium is calculated based on the driving scores. These are valuations by the insurance company.

Further, the main advantage to the car owners is safe driving habits and savings on insurance premiums. Customers will also have access to their scores. Thus, they will also receive tips to improve their driving habits. Drivers who score high driving scores will get the maximum benefits.

Overall, under UBI the system rewards good and responsible drivers.

UBI on Citroen eC3

By offering this innovative new insurance, the customers will have the premium prices in their control based on how they drive. Some of the main benefits of the UBI are:
High scoring drivers will get maximum savings on insurance renewals
Promote safety and safe driving which will reduce road accidents
Customers can see their driving scores and receive tips to further improve their driving.

Citroen eC3 : More Details

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.

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 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.

Also Read – Citroen hikes eC3 electric car prices by INR 25,000.