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Citroen C-Zero

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Citroen has a new EV after a 7-year Called C-Zero to indicate emission and fit with their numbering system it is virtually to Peugeot iOn. The two sister have long shared on small cars: the Peugeot 106 was the upmarket version of the Citroen

Currently the Peugeot 107, C1 and Toyota Aygo are all essentially the car and roll off the same production Peugeot and Citroen have the same logic to bring a new EV to

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Peugeot-Citroen’s pre-existing relationship Mitsubishi to buy-in low volume (they also rebadge Outlander 4×4 model as C-Crosser) meant it was an obvious as a partner to reintroduce EVs to the market the well-developed i-MiEV as the basis.

The French giant has quite a with EVs: their ©lectrique was the first serious electric vehicle getting fleets in the UK in the 90s. They produced an electric version of the which never made it to shores since it would competed with the Peugeot 106

In terms of specification, the Peugeot and products are identical so C-Zero is not the poor-man’s iOn. So what are the between C-Zero and i-MiEV? The significant addition on the C-Zero is Connect, fitted to all of the other in their portfolio now, you to summon roadside assistance or the services at the touch of a button or automatically in the case of an accident. A SIM card, mobile phone and a GPS allow emergency calls to be and the vehicle location pinpointed.

On C-Zero the service extends to running out of juice — a safety blanket, especially for a EV driver.

The cooler, funkier

Just like other Citroen’s, C-Zero is normally off in the bold yellow or red (to reflect branding) as opposed to the conservative and metallic blue normally on Peugeot iOn. Whilst the pallette is far greater than the 4 choices available on i-MiEV, are largely the same between the brands (solid white, black, pearlescent white, red but each brand has a unique Citroen replacing the metallic Blue with metallic Red. Peugeot iOn and Mitsubishi have opted for body-coloured frames whereas C-Zero has borders: together with the windows and black-bodied mirrors give a more solid with the illusion of a single, contrasting panel.

Smoke-tinted rear lamp are carried straight over the i-MiEV and are a little more than the red ones of iOn, the same choices on C1 and 107. The bodies are darker too. comes with automatically mirrors activated by the remote locking and 7-spoke alloys are — an option on i-MiEV.

the Citroen image are the trademark on the tiny bonnet.

You get a standard DIN with 2 speakers and 2 tweeters but it has a CD and a USB connection — to connect to an iPod, other MP3 player or just a memory stick your favourite tunes. It has Bluetooth and a microphone in the dash to use with a suitable mobile

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On the road

The official range from the European ‘NEDC’ cycle quotes a range of 93 but this is an overestimate in virtually all A practical maximum of 80 miles is a honest estimate, subject to speeds and without the use of the electric or air-conditioning. With automatic driving controls and just selections, it is incredibly simple to

There is no built-in satellite but is available as an accessory to fix to the windscreen.

rear-wheel-drive it doesn’t have a boot, just 166 litres, but the rear seats fold very simply (no issue seatbelts being caught up to liberate a high, level floor making it more than many larger Without drive going the front wheels it has an incredibly turning lock, particularly in city driving and for making in the road.

There is only one trim in one shade of brown, but relatively with remote central and all-round electric windows. heating and air-conditioning need use to avoid reducing range, this will be an issue. The can be down to as little as 40 miles, in winter with heating and a right foot, but with a reliable 60 mile range is achievable.

All three of the cars an impressive 4-star Euro-NCAP with 6 airbags including airbags, Isofix points for seats in the rear with a function for the passenger airbag.

In common with the other origin cars, including LEAF, C-Zero has 2 charge one on each rear quarter the right-hand-side has the ‘normal’ inlet for at home (or base) from a charger or at a charging station, 8-12 miles’ worth of per hour. On the left-hand-side rear is the Charge inlet for use with chargers to bring up 80% in 30 minutes empty: 30%-80% in about 15 Plugged In Places areas these chargers (as well as the Netherlands and Estonia) give legs to the pint-sized car.

CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars
CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars

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