Citroën: Range update for ë-C4 / New feature for plug-in hybrids

Citroën: Range update for ë-C4 / New feature for plug-in hybrids

The Citroën ë-C4 is now another of the Stellantis Group's electric models to get more range - with a difference from the other models. The brand has also integrated a new feature on the C5 Aircross Hybrid PHEV model to increase electric driving shares.

With the recently introduced technological improvements for other e-CMP models, the WLTP range of the ë-C4 increases by seven kilometers to now 357 kilometers. With only two percent more standard range, the increase here is somewhat smaller, other models could increase up to eight percent with the update. However, Citroën speaks that the range in real use should improve by almost 30 kilometers depending on operating conditions.

One reason why Citroën's range plus is lower: In the announcement, the brand only mentions two of the three measures that have been implemented in other models. The ë-C4 will also have the modified gear ratio and the new heat pump in the future, which can be controlled more precisely by means of a hygrometric sensor in the interior. However, the French do not mention the switch to more efficient tires with the A+ label - because the ë-C4 has already been delivered with A+ low-rolling-resistance tires since its market launch, as a Citroën spokesperson confirmed once again when asked by electrive.net. We already pointed out the various efficiency measures of the only compact model of the e-CMP vehicles in our driving report from December 2020.

The 100 kW electric motor and the 50 kWh battery remain unchanged. Stellantis had previously announced an increase in range for the Peugeot models e-208 and e-2008 as well as the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense and a little later for the Opel electric cars Corsa-e and Mokka-e. As these models were not yet on A+ tyres, the potential for range increase was greater here.