The French brand is preparing its low-cost electric car offensive.
The reality is that the electric car is the most immediate future of the automotive sector, although there are still barriers to its use becoming much more popular.
One of them is the price of an electric car, a very important factor that conditions its purchase, especially when compared to its combustion counterpart.
For this reason, many manufacturers are working to be the first or at least one of the first to offer an economical electric car.
Currently in Spain, the king of the low-cost electric car is undoubtedly the Dacia Spring, a small utility vehicle that makes it an ideal option for getting around big cities without any worries and for less than 20,000 euros.
The Chinese manufacturers that are starting to arrive in Europe are also fighting for this virtually captive market, to which we now have to add a new Citroën contender.
The Citroën ë-C3, the French carmaker’s low-cost electric car
The next generation of the Citroën C3 is set to be an all-electric car and the French carmaker’s big weapon to offer its customers a low-cost electric car.
The CEO of Stellantis, Walter Tavares, already indicated a few months ago that today it is very difficult to offer cheap electric cars, as the costs are really high and that the only viable option to reduce costs is to manufacture them in China.
And yes, you guessed it, the Renault group manufactures the Dacia Spring entirely in China and Citroën could do something similar with the future Citroën C3, which is currently manufactured in India, a country with very competitive costs.
Citroën recently unveiled the Citroën Oli prototype, which will mark the brand’s future design, and the Citroën C3 electric car is likely to be based on it for this low-cost electric car offensive aimed at launching an electric car under 20,000 euros.
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