In response to customer demand for more accessible routes into EV ownership, Citroen has revealed more affordable ‘Sense’ and ‘Shine Edition’ versions of their e-C4 Electric.
Sense is an all-new version, and is priced from £29,995 to ensure it’s eligible for the OZEV Plug-in Car Grant (reducing the price to £28,495). This has been done to offer an accessible entry point to the world of all-electric motoring.
It features a wealth of standard specification, with LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, electrically folding door mirrors, rear parking sensors and keyless go. From a comfort perspective, it features Citroen Advanced Comfort suspension and Advanced Comfort seats, as well as dual zone climate control.
Inside, there’s dual-zone climate control and infotainment is provided via a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included. An integrated tablet mount for the passenger side of the dashboard also features.
The e-C4 Shine Edition (£30,495 after the PICG) includes a head-up display, Active Cruise Control, Active Blind Spot Detection and the Safety Plus Pack.
It also benefits from Citroen Connect Nav (with a free, three-year subscription to real time traffic updates), front and rear parking sensors, colour reversing camera, heated steering wheel and a two-position boot floor.
Shine Plus (£34,995) remains relatively unchanged but is no longer eligible for the PICG. Standard equipment includes wireless smartphone charging, a HiFi speaker system with subwoofer, and heated front seats.
The range revision follows efficiency improvements to both the heat pump and transmission system introduced late last year. This improved the Citroen e-C4 range by a potential 18 miles and has helped boost the all-electric car’s range to a potential 217 miles.
The Citroen e-C4 range is powered by a 50kWh battery pack and a front mounted 134bhp electric motor, leading to a 0–62mph time of 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 93mph. Home charging via a 7.4kW wallbox takes just over seven hours at a rate of 23 miles per hour of charge according to ev-database.