Citroën Makes Historic Move: Exporting Made-in-India EVs to International Markets


4/12/20242 min read

In a groundbreaking development, French automotive giant Citroën has marked a significant milestone in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. Today, Citroën became the pioneer multinational car manufacturer in India to export domestically produced electric vehicles to the global market.

The ceremonial flag-off of the initial shipment of 500 units of the Made-in-India Citroën ë-C3 to Indonesia from Kamarajar Port heralds a new era in sustainable mobility. This move underscores Citroën's commitment to its global ambitions of democratizing electric mobility and fostering the adoption of eco-friendly transportation solutions worldwide.

Aditya Jairaj, CEO and Managing Director of Stellantis India, emphasized the strategic importance of India as both a market and a sourcing hub within the Stellantis group. He hailed the commencement of ë-C3 exports as a testament to India's engineering and development capabilities, showcasing the nation's prowess on the global stage while advancing sustainable mobility objectives.

The significance of this milestone was further underscored by Lise Talbot Barré, Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai. Barré highlighted the collaboration between India and France in achieving cleaner mobility on a global scale, reaffirming the commitment outlined in the Indo-French roadmap for the Indo-Pacific.

Crafted with modern design and innovation, the Citroën ë-C3 offers a certified range of 320 km by ARAI MIDC, complemented by convenient 100% DC Fast Charge and 15 AMP Home Charging options. With 13 exterior color combinations and 47 customization options, the ë-C3 embodies Citroën's dedication to providing versatile and personalized electric mobility solutions.

This historic export initiative not only showcases Citroën's manufacturing and engineering prowess but also contributes significantly to India's goal of establishing a sustainable and globally competitive EV manufacturing ecosystem. It aligns seamlessly with Citroën's global mission of promoting clean, safe, and affordable mobility worldwide.

In addition to the ë-C3, Citroën commenced exporting the C3 to ASEAN and African markets last year, further cementing its commitment to transforming the future of mobility. This momentous occasion marks a decisive step forward in the global transition towards sustainable transportation, with Citroën leading the charge towards a cleaner and greener future for all.