The Citroën eC3 will arrive in showrooms next month. Its price is surprisingly low for an electric car, but only in European conditions. The car is manufactured in India and labor costs are much lower here than on the Old Continent.
The Citroën eC3 is the brand’s idea to electrify the range in India. The local government is doing a lot to increase the number of electric vehicles, but the low level of wealth of the society does not allow for rapid changes in this regard. The automotive market is mainly bicycles and motorcycles as well as the cheapest cars.
The Citroën eC3 is an electric city car expected to launch around February 15th. Stellantis is considering, following the example of Renault, the possibility of exporting this car to Europe. Low production costs in India will allow, on the one hand, to offer a competitive price, probably around PLN 100,000, which will affect margins, and on the other hand, the sale of eC3 will reduce CO2 emission charges. Carlos Tavares, as a financier, perfectly understands the value of such projects for the company.
The previous generation C3 is currently on sale in Europe, but the expectations of European buyers in terms of quality of materials and workmanship are slightly different from those in India. Will Tavares decide to introduce the eC3? It is difficult to say – such leaks were.
The car has a 57 hp engine. and a 29.2 kWh battery providing a power reserve of about 300 kilometers. By keeping the price low, it could effectively compete with the Dacia Spring, which has found more than 40,000 customers in 2022 alone. Given India’s shallow EV niche, this could be an interesting move for Citroën struggling with declining sales.
Dimensions Citroen eC3 2023:
- Length – 3981 mm
- Width – 1733 mm
- Height – 1586 mm
- Wheelbase – 2540 mm