Citroen eC3 Review : 9 Pros & 9 Cons
The Citroen eC3 is offered with 15-inch steel wheels as standard with ‘Tessera’ wheel covers. Alloy wheels are optional and Citroen has a couple of cool designs as well.
Citroen eC3 Pros
- Funky looking electric hatchback. Crossover styling cues will appeal to the masses
- Real world range of ~200 km is good enough for city driving and urban commutes
- Zero emissions, cheap “fuel” costs, no gears, light controls & compact size make it an ideal city car
- Sorted handling characteristics, due to the lower center of gravity
- Good-looking cabin that is practical too
- 315-litre boot is very usable and fits a 15-inch spare wheel underneath
- 10-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Now gets connected car tech as well
- Lots of customization options and accessories to make your car truly unique
- Like the C3 Petrol, we expect this EV version to be well-priced
Citroen eC3 Cons
- Missing plenty of features – adjustable regeneration, electric ORVM adjustment, climate control, rear wiper & defogger, reversing camera, alloy wheels, etc.
- 56 BHP motor isn’t very fun-to-drive. Top speed is limited to just 107 km/h
- 200 km range makes the eC3 strictly a city car. Not ideal for long-distance traveling
- No fast AC home charging even as an option. Either wait 10 hours or find a DC fast charger nearby
- The usual EV challenges (charging infrastructure, brand new tech could mean niggles, range anxiety)
- Just 2 variants at launch (no true top-end variant)
- Quality of cabin materials doesn’t feel great; cost-cutting is pretty evident in certain areas
- Cabin width makes the interiors suitable for 4 adults, not 5
- Long-term reliability & after-sales service quality are big unknowns; dealer network is tiny
Read Team-BHP’s Detailed Citroen eC3 Review.
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