CITROËN HAS BEEN MAKING THE CAR ACCESSIBLE TO ALL FOR 100 YEARS, AND IT'S FAR FROM OVER.
Citroën is entering the era of electric vehicles and intends to leave its mark. Since 1919, Citroën has been making driving accessible to all, and more than 100 years later, it has entered the era of electric driving with a versatile range that is accessible to as many people as possible.
Your mobility needs are changing and responsible travel is becoming more and more important to you. Citroën is now creating plug-in hybrid vehicles and 100% electric models, all inspired by YOU and your everyday driving habits. Test your electro-compatibility!
WHAT IS YOUR ELECTRIC PROFILE?
Do you take short journeys during the week but want to get away from it all at the weekend? The plug-in hybrid was made for you. C5 Aircross SUV Plug-in Hybrid allows you to travel up to 34 miles (WLTP test cycle) in 100% electric mode, but also to switch to using its petrol engine for long journeys.
Do you mainly make short everyday trips and have easy access to an electric vehicle charging solution at home or on your route? Do you want to save money and be environmentally responsible? Opt for a 100% electric vehicle!
Watch resident Citroën expert Ellie Rodges run through the A to Z of EV as well as covering off the ever-growing Citroën 100% electric and hybrid range
Watch the Citroën Electric Show with product expert Ellie Rodgers and special guest presenter Eilis from @Electroheads. Find out what switching to an electric car means for you, and discover the latest models in the Citroën electric range.
How do you charge your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle? 5 key components are involved in charging an electric vehicle: the power grid, the charging point, the charging cable, your vehicle's charging port and its battery. To find out all about daily charging, discover the charging solutions available.
We recommend that electric vehicle customers install a chargepoint at their home as their daily charging solution.
Increasingly electricity suppliers are offering cheaper night time tariffs, enabling you to schedule charging (using the MyCitroën app) to take place when power is cheapest.
There are a large number of standard and rapid chargepoints across the country, operated on many different networks. Usually you have to register with these networks, or download an app to use their chargepoints – but an increasing number are now being installed with payment card facilities built in.
Many are completely free to use. Others you pay for, either by the time you spend plugged in, or for the amount of energy you use.
STANDARD MODE 2 CABLE
This cable is available to purchase and can provide you with up to 2.3 kW of power. It is used with a standard domestic power socket.
SINGLE-PHASE MODE 3 CABLE
Supplied as standard with your vehicle, this cable can provide you with up to 7.4 kW of power. It is optimised for use with your 7.4 kW WallBox or at a public charging point.
THREE-PHASE MODE 3 CABLE
This cable is supplied as standard if the optional 11kW on-board charger is chosen. This cable is optimised for use with three phase public chargers.
HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR RANGE
How can you optimise your range and get the most out of your battery's charge capacity? To find out everything you need to know, follow our advice!
Several factors can impact your vehicle's range. These include your driving speed and style, the load carried, the use of heating and air conditioning and the terrain. Follow our advice to optimise your range.
DON'T JUST DRIVE, ECO-DRIVE
By driving smoothly, you avoid excessive energy consumption. Brake and decelerate slowly and in advance.
On motorways, adhere to the speed limit, as high speeds rapidly reduce the range of your car.
Make use of engine braking instead of the brake pedal as soon as you can. This will allow your electric or hybrid vehicle to charge its battery during braking and deceleration.
PRE-CONDITION CABIN TEMPERATURE
Take advantage of charging sessions to pre-set the car's temperature remotely without affecting its charge level. This way you limit the energy consumption of the air conditioning or heating systems when you are driving.
CHECK YOUR TYRES
In addition to ensuring your safety, it is essential to make sure that your vehicle's tyres are in good condition and properly inflated to optimise its energy consumption.
Discover the services that are available to help you in your everyday life and go on a 100% ëlectric adventure with peace of mind. With the MyCitroën app, program your vehicle's charge and pre-set the temperature, all from your sofa!
From range to charging and the installation of an electric charge point in your home, Citroën provides all the answers to common questions about electricity.
HOW CAN I CHECK THE RANGE OF MY ELECTRIC CAR?
Similar to an internal combustion-engine vehicle, the consumption information for an electric vehicle is located next to the speedometer. Range is calculated in real time, and takes into account your driving style and other factors.
However, there are a few things to note: for a plug-in hybrid vehicle, a blue light on the rear-view mirror informs you when you are in 100% electric mode. In addition, your display shows the electric range on one side, and your fuel range on the other. To check your vehicle's charge status remotely, the My Citroën application is an essential tool.
WHAT IS THE RANGE OF MY ELECTRIC VEHICLE?
The range of your electric vehicle depends on your driving and the load you're carrying, the gradient of the road and your use of air conditioning or heating. In terms of figures, the C5 Aircross Plug-in SUV Hybrid has a 100% electric range of 31 miles under the WLTP standard. For vehicles in the 100% electric range such as New ë-C4 or ë-Dispatch, the range goes up to 205 miles in WLTP mode.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE CITROËN HYBRID?
For Citroën, the plug-in hybrid is the union of electric and combustion. Enjoy the comfort and performance of the 100% electric mode, without giving up your desire for adventure. Depending on the distance, the internal combustion engine automatically takes over.
Rest assured, there are many charging options! Whether at home, in the office or on the road, you will never be caught short. At home, you can get a charging point installed, taking advantage of a government grant to reduce the cost. There's also funding available to companies, so your employer may choose to install charging points at your workplace.
During a journey, public charging can be found in many locations to keep you on the move. www.zap-map.com is the best place to research public charging across the UK.
The charging time depends on the type of charging point you use. There are several types of charge points, both domestic and public, with several power levels. Find all the information you need on the dedicated vehicle pages, but also in the downloadable technical specifications.
HOW CAN I INSTALL A SOCKET OR A WALLBOX IN A MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCE?
If you live in shared residence without a dedicated driveway which you own, it can be tricky to get a charging point installed. Citroën recommends that you speak to our charging partner Pod Point, who can offer guidance in this area.
CAN I PROGRAM THE CHARGING OF MY CAR?
The answer is yes! You can program deferred charging and set the temperature of your passenger compartment. Manage it from your smartphone through the MyCitroën app and e-Remote Control service.
ARE THERE INSURANCE POLICIES SUITABLE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES?
Yes, most insurers offer policies for electric vehicles.
HOW CAN I CREATE A MY CITROËN ACCOUNT?
The My Citroën app is available on Android and iOS. To register, you'll need your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to hand, which can be found on your vehicle windscreen or your registration document. Pair your vehicle with the app to take advantage of all the features including Citroën connected services.
This is fully dependent on where you charge and the cost of your electricity. Some public chargepoints are completely free, whereas others have variable charges. You can also install a chargepoint at home and pay for the electricity you use to charge.
Electricity is priced by kWh (kilowatt per hour) - so for a full battery charge you multiply the price per kWh by the capacity of the battery (in the same way today you would multiply the price per gallon, by the fuel tank capacity).
Many energy companies are now offering ‘electric vehicle tariffs’ where charging at certain times is cheaper. Citroën make this easy for you to manage, from either the vehicle or through downloading the MyCitroën app, which allows you to programme your vehicle to start charging at a time convenient to you.