Citroen readying mix of "aggressively priced" electric cars

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As a result, they tin usage the aforesaid 51kWh artillery arsenic the e-208, which offers a scope up to 248 miles. A single-motor acceptable up delivering astir 130bhp is likely, fixed that is what is expected for the upcoming Citroën C3 Aircross.

To prevention costs, the cars whitethorn also, arsenic shown connected the Oli concept, ditch infotainment for a strategy that links to the driver’s telephone – albeit not arsenic fund arsenic the solitary telephone clip successful the £7000 Ami.

“When you deliberation astir it, what bash radical want? They privation the champion on-board experience,” said Leclercq. 

“You unrecorded with your telephone each day. So the person we get [in a car] to what we person connected our phone, I deliberation the amended it is. You should conscionable person what you person connected your phone.”

Speaking antecedently to Autocar, Citroën’s merchandise and strategy director, Laurence Hansen, said: “Citroën loves to situation the manufacture norms. With [the Oli], we privation to find joyful, modern mobility, affordable and sustainable. It’s thing that we’re going to [continue] successful the agelong run, due to the fact that we deliberation it’s successful enactment with our DNA.”

She added: “The mean merchantability terms successful Europe for a car contiguous is €25,000 [£22,560]. Do [we] truly deliberation radical volition beryllium capable to put much tomorrow? We request to bash something. Will it beryllium precisely astatine the aforesaid price? Maybe not. With the economical situation that whitethorn travel successful six months, however volition you manage? If you don’t person a car, you don’t person life.”