C3’s design will be inspired by the Ami quadricycle and Oli concept car.
Within the next year, Citron will launch an all-electric version of its C3 hatchback. Citron’s brand executive Laurent Barria confirmed the company is working on an electric C3. According to him, the upcoming C3 will emphasize “accessibility to electric mobility” and will use numerous sustainable materials like those in the Oli concept car. C3 will wear Citroen’s new logo for the first time, and it will also be offered as a mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
Considering Citron is part of PSA Group, the electric C3 could be based on Opel Corsa-e and Peugeot e208 CMP platforms. In both the Corsa-e and e-208, the battery packs have a capacity of 50 kWh. The range of both vehicles is around 250 miles.
Since 2016, the current-generation C3 has been on sale with a minor facelift in 2020. Europe likes the C3 because it is affordable and offers plenty of features. Despite the possibility of a starting price under €30,000 ($29,410), the upcoming electric version will undercut competitors such as the Kia Niro EV.