There have been talks about available European electric cars for years, this one is supposed to be the first swallow. The parameters are decent, the design is fantastic.

The fourth generation of the popular French compact brings the biggest changes so far in its more than twenty-year history. Citroën itself refers to it as a completely new chapter of its existence – why not, when it is one of the first real contributions to electromobility at a price below the magic threshold of 25,000 euros from a purely European production.

Straight to the point: The new ë-C3 is powered by an 83 kW electric motor, thanks to which it accelerates to 100 km/h in exactly 11 seconds and has a maximum speed of 135 km/h. Its lithium-iron-phosphate battery has a capacity of 44 kWh, in the WLTP cycle it provides a range of 320 kilometers, which is just right for a car of this size. DC fast charging is possible up to 100 kW, from 20 to 80 percent capacity can be reached in 26 minutes under optimal conditions.

At home, you can charge single-phase 7.4 kW or three-phase 11 kW (20 to 80% in less than three hours), and the MyCitroën application will help with the service for planning charging at a favorable tariff or setting the air conditioning or heating on the cable before you set off. On the road, you can use the e-Routes application for planning longer trips and charging.

The base price is set at 23,300 euros – we will be careful with the calculations this time and wait for the official Czech price list. A version with a range of 200 kilometers for 19,990 euros is also expected to appear in 2025.

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An attractive price tag does not mean that you will get a bare car with no equipment. The basic version is called You and it gets LED headlights, Advanced Comfort suspension with progressive hydraulic stops, head-up display, rear parking sensors, manual air conditioning and six airbags.

The higher-spec Max adds 17″ wheels, two-tone paint with a contrasting roof, a 10.25″ touchscreen with smartphone mirroring, Advanced Comfort seats, heated mirrors, LED taillights, a parking camera and more. The car will be available in five paint colors and production will take place in Trnava, Slovakia. It will arrive at dealers during the second quarter of next year.