Citroen Unveils All-Electric C3 Aircross EV with 300km Range


6/21/20242 min read

Citroen has officially introduced the European version of its C3 Aircross, showcasing a sharp, modern design and advanced electric powertrain options. Unlike its Indian counterpart, the European C3 Aircross is built on the new Smart Car architecture and is available in both combustion engine and fully electric versions. This article focuses on the all-electric C3 Aircross EV.

Pricing and Platform

The all-electric C3 Aircross starts at EUR 27,400 (approximately Rs 24.55 lakh). It is underpinned by Citroen’s new Smart Car architecture, differentiating it from the India-spec model which is based on the Common Modular Platform (CMP).

Design Highlights

The European C3 Aircross EV features a distinctive design with prominent creases and a brand new front fascia. The sealed-off nose displays Citroen’s new logo at the center, accompanied by a sleek radiator grille outlet. Redesigned C-shaped headlamp clusters house tri-LED projector lights and multiple LED DRLs, adding to the SUV's sharp aesthetics.

At the rear, the C3 Aircross EV sports a chevron pattern on the tailgate and bumper, along with the iconic Citroen double-chevron logo. The SUV is fitted with 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and measures 4.39 meters in length, making it significantly longer than the India-spec version.

Powertrain and Performance

The C3 Aircross EV is equipped with a 44 kWh LFP battery that powers an 83 kW (113 bhp) electric motor mounted on the front axle. Citroen claims the vehicle can achieve a range of 300 km on a single charge and a top speed of 145 km/h.

Charging Options

Citroen offers two AC charging options for the C3 Aircross EV: a 7kW charger that takes 4 hours and 10 minutes and an 11kW charger that takes 2 hours and 50 minutes to charge the battery from 20% to 80%. Additionally, the battery supports DC fast charging up to 100 kW, which can replenish the battery from 20% to 80% in just 26 minutes.

Future Developments

Citroen is developing a variant of the C3 Aircross EV with a larger battery pack, expected to offer a range exceeding 400 km on a single charge. This extended-range version is anticipated to debut next year.