CITROËN HAS BEEN MAKING THE CAR ACCESSIBLE TO ALL FOR 100 YEARS
And it's far from over!
Since 1919, Citroën has been a key player in the democratisation of the automobile for the general public. Today, the brand is pursuing this path in the era of electric mobility by making it accessible to all.
Your mobility needs are changing and green mobility is becoming more and more important to you, so Citroën had to turn on the lights! The century-old brand is now offering a choice of energy with, depending on the model, 100% electric or plug-in hybrid engines, inspired by YOU, by the way you live your daily car life.
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. The C5 Aircross SUV allows you to travel up to 57km in 100% electric mode, but also to switch to combustion mode for long journeys.
Do you mainly make short everyday trips and have easy access to an electric vehicle charging solution on your route? Do you want to save money and be environmentally responsible? Opt for a 100% electric vehicle!
While an electric car’s list price can be more expensive than the equivalent petrol or diesel, this doesn’t paint the whole picture, as the total cost you pay over its lifetime could be less.
Electric vehicle (EV) batteries are the most expensive component, but when you consider the fuel savings they equate to, the initial premium can be offset across ownership. Even plug-in hybrid cars offer electric-only motoring for up to 57 km per charge. That’s enough to get most to work and back.
When considering potential savings in taxes and servicing costs, a Citroën electric car could be more suitable than you think.
How much does an electric charge cost?
This is fully dependent on where you charge and the cost of your electricity. Some public charge points 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).
Electricity prices can also vary by time of day. Citroën make this easy for you to manage by allowing you to program your vehicle to start charging at a time convenient to you.
Will I receive a Clean Car Rebate?
100% electric vehicles are eligible for a $7,015 clean car rebate and plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible for a $4,025 clean car rebate. Although we can't predict how long the rebates will be available.
How can I check the range?
Like in 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, in addition to 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 gauge displays the electric range on one side, and your fuel range on the other.
What is the driving range of my electric vehicle?
The range of your electric vehicle depends on your driving, the load you are carrying, the gradient of the road and your use of air conditioning or heating. C5 Aircross plug-in hybrid has a 100% electric range of 57 km under the WLTP standard. For 100% electric vehicles, the ë-C4 has a range of up to 357 km WLTP.
Can you recover energy while driving?
For electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, a Brake mode is available. It recovers energy during deceleration phases.
Brake mode, combined with smooth driving, can optimise range by 20% in town.
Whether at home, at the office, on outings near your home or on longer getaways, there are many charging solutions available.
At home, it is the most used charging solution: with this charging solution, take advantage of the night to recover all your driving range. On a socket or on a wall box, it's up to you to choose according to the kms you travel daily.
Citroën dealerc can support you with the installation of a wall box at your home.
At the office: for individuals, find out from your company about the possibilities of charging in the car park of your place of work.
You can also find charging solutions on the street more and more easily with the growing network of charging stations around NZ. Find charging points here.
How long does it take to charge my vehicle?
The charging time depends on the type of charging point you use. There are several types of terminals, both domestic and public, with several power levels. Find all the information you need on the dedicated vehicle pages.
Citroën vehicle socket: Mode 2 cable
Citroën battery electric vehicles on board charger:
7.4 kW (single phase): wall box charge time - 7 hours 30 mins
100 kW CCS Rapid Charge: charge time 30 mins to 80%
Citroën plug-in hybrid on board charger:
3.7kW (single phase): wall box charge time - 3 hours 40 mins
Can I charge my vehicle on a conventional socket?
You can charge your vehicle on a conventional household socket, with a specific cable provided for this use. On an electric vehicle it is mainly a breakdown charge because the charging times are very long with this type of connection (over 30 hours for a ful charge)..
If you want faster charging, opt for the installation of a wall box.
What cable to use?
Some cables are supplied as standard equipment and others are specific equipment available to order as an accessory.
Each charge has its own cable.
Standard mode 2 cable (provided as standard): for use on a household socket
Single-phase mode 3 cable (available as an accessory): for use on a 7.4 kW Wall Box or public charging station
Fast charging stations have their own cable. They are not compatible with a plug-in hybrid.
Can I program the charging of my electric vehicle?
You can start a charge, program delayed charging and cabin pre-conditioning from the touchscreen of your elevtric vehicle.
With fewer moving parts than a petrol or diesel equivalent, electric cars are actually be easier and cheaper to maintain, with savings of around 30-40% on average.
There are still aspects that require looking after, such as suspension components and body panels, but these are shared with combustion-engined cars and are no more expensive. Also, through the use of regenerative braking, EVs tend to be much lighter on brake wear.
We offer 3 and 5 year service plans to cover the scheduled servicing of your electric vehicle with an up front payment at today's prices to give you even more certaintly about maintenance costs.
What is the warranty period of the battery?
Whether it is an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid, Citroën is committed to a traction battery warranty of 8 years or 160,000 km, for a minimum charge of 70% of its capacity.
How often is the battery checked?
The diagnosis of the battery is made at each visit to the workshop. For an electric vehicle, the customer can request a "battery capacity certificate" each time their vehicle is serviced.
Can I test the battery? How do I know if it is in good condition?
You cannot test the battery yourself. You need a diagnostic tool which will read the fault codes and allow their analysis.
Systematic diagnostics are carried out by the Citroën approved network each time the vehicle is serviced.