What should we know about the Citroën C-Zero?

What should we know about the Citroën C-Zero? – This time, our discussion of electric cars, which you may rarely hear, except those who do find out about what electric cars are up to 2021. Yes, the Citroën C-ZERO is a supermini / city car manufactured by Citroën and is 100% electric. This electric car is the result of a development in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). His younger brother will be marketed by Peugeot as the Peugeot iOn. The difference between the cars will be the different exterior and interior styles and the price differences.

C-ZERO is the European version of the electric vehicle Mitsubishi i-MiEV, namely France. Based on the Mitsubishi i a kei car sold in Japan, and is the result of a partnership between PSA and Mitsubishi. After the Peugeot iOn was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show a few years ago, the Citroen C-ZERO marks the second part of electric vehicle marketing in Europe. C-ZERO extends the range of small Citroëns vehicles with 100% electric cars. A car designed to facilitate urban mobility: small size, fast charging, and enough reach for everyday commuting.

Citroën C-Zero

History and Development Citroën C-Zero

Citroën tried to produce electric cars in the 1990s – so it’s been a lot longer than Tesla has grown, right? Initially it was a variation of the Citroën Saxo which proved too expensive due to the cost of the battery and had a limited range. And in the end, the initiative did not go beyond the trial phase (only 5,500 units sold).

C-ZERO has an electric motor that produces 47 kilowatts or 64 horsepower of 3,000 to 6,000 rpm. The maximum torque that can be produced is 180 Nm from 0 to 2,000 rpm. This motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery which is located in the center of the vehicle. This technology offers a limited battery weight compared to traditional technology.

In terms of performance, the C-ZERO has a maximum speed of 130 km / h (81 mph), traveling from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) in 15 seconds and 37 to 56 mph (90 km / h) in 6 seconds. The range of the car is 130 km (81 miles).

It takes six hours to fully charge the battery with a 220 V power outlet – seems suitable for Asian countries especially Southeast Asia like Indonesia. However, via an external 400 V terminal at 125 A, it is possible to recharge the vehicle up to 80% in 30 minutes. Cars are designed to be easy to use. The driver only needs to turn the ignition and a beep announces the start of the car. Drive like a car with an automatic transmission. The gauge for fuel is replaced by a battery charge indicator.

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