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Finding the right electric car for you

While driving without petrol was once a distant vision of the future, electric driving is here and revolutionising models from sports cars to everyday hatchbacks.


To find your ideal electric car and start taking advantage of their lower carbon impact and other benefits, it’s time to find out exactly how they work and the unique strengths of each electrified Citroën model. 

What is an electric vehicle (EV)?

There are two main types of electric cars currently available – plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fully electric vehicles.


Electric vehicles are a new way to drive that draw energy from lithium batteries and direct this energy to an internal motor. This means that you can drive without any tailpipe exhausts and also enjoy a quieter ride with a less intensive power source.


The best electric cars for reducing your fuel consumption and enjoying the full benefits of electric driving are Citroën’s 100% electrified models.

How do electric vehicles work?

Electric cars draw on power from a battery that you can charge at home or from a growing network of public charging ports.


This process of drawing power electrically allows for faster acceleration and they can feel like a lighter drive if you’re used to petrol-powered cars.


Depending on the size of your car’s battery, you can expect variations in maximum range so be sure to check your model will be suitable for the typical journeys that you expect to use your new electric car for.

Should I buy an electric car?

Thinking of making the switch to an electrified driving experience? Here are some of the major benefits and considerations to weigh up before you choose an electric car.


• Are you looking for a car equipped for the future? With a nationwide ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans due in 2030, electric driving’s lower emissions give you greater freedom.


• Do you want an easy to drive automatic? Electric cars are generally automatic, meaning you don’t need to worry about changing gears.


• Do you want a car with rapid acceleration? Electric vehicles deliver 100% of the torque that drives your car forward instantaneously so you can count on speed.


• Do you want a car that’s cheaper to service? Research has found EVs can be cheaper to maintain and offer average savings of 30%*.


• Are you ready to drive with lower maximum range? The main drawback of EVs in comparison to the best hybrid cars is that reliance on batteries along can limit maximum driving distances.

Which Citroën is the best electric car for you?

With a range of Citroën electric cars to choose from, finding the ideal model for you is all down to your preferred range, power and design features. Whether you’re planning to navigate tricky city streets or hit the open road, there’s an electric car to suit you.


If you prefer a car that has a petrol-powered engine alongside its electric capacities, you may want to explore the best hybrid cars from Citroën.


The Citroën ë-C4 is part of our rich heritage in the hatchback style and combines this trademark Citroën look with up to 219 mile (in testing conditions) range. You can also switch between three driving modes and expect up to 80% charging capacity in just 30 minutes with a 100kW charger, placing it among the best electric cars in 2022.


Driving the ultra-compact Citroën AMI makes navigating narrow city streets easier than ever. Its dimensions are smaller than the average parking space with a length of just 2.41m and width of 1.39m! So if you’re looking for a smaller electric car leasing option, why not test drive the AMI?


Citroën Ë-Berlingo is the ideal choice for family driving with electric power. With a 775 litre boot that can increase to 3,500 litres on XL models, you’ve got space for absolutely everything. Driving is also super smooth and relaxing thanks to its automatic gearbox and the natural light from its panoramic roof.


With the impressive capacity of a 9-seater, the Citroën ë-SpaceTourer is great for flexibility with a folding bench seat for even more space. You can also count on safety thanks to thirteen driving assistance systems supporting you on the road.