The new EV is currently codenamed as Citroen eCC21. It will be based on the brand’s eCMP platform for which the French brand has collaborated with the Chinese brand Dongfeng. This platform is a very capable one and can bear a 50 kWh battery and 100 kW electric motor setup. This combination can deliver 310 km to 340 km of range though eCC21 may not receive this combination to keep costs in check.
The eCC21 may receive a lighter configuration which will be as efficient as 15 kWh to 20 kWh. It will be challenging the Tata HBX and Mahindra eKUV which are expected to get a battery setup in the range of 15 kWh. Tata Nexon EV is currently having a 30.2 kWh battery pack which is one step above the Tata HBX and has almost double the capacity that the mini eSUVs will get.
Citroen’s strategy for India has a good list of green and clean future vehicles. Along with electric vehicles, there will be ethanol-petrol based (as a flex fuel) vehicles as well. The Citroen CC21 is the mini SUV from the brand and the new electric vehicle will be based on the same.
The new Citroen mini electric SUV may get on the floor by the mid of 2022. We are expecting it to have a starting price tag between Rs. 7 lakhs to Rs. 8 lakhs. By the time this eSUV will be introduced, the electric charging station infrastructure might have improved to a great extent, would you be still buying a petrol vehicle? Let us know in the comments.