The Citroen C-Zero Range
As soon as the Tesla brand made sure by its 2012 launch of the ever so successful Tesla Model S range that the personal use EV market is here to stay and is gonna be huge it was obvious that there will be a plenty of competion from big old established brands.
Surely as one of the most established companies on the market Citroen was sure to start its own line and became one of the few brands truly trying to compete with the C-zero range.
So unsurprisingly and similarly to how many big established brands also from Germany like Audi and BMW that decided to branch out its EV production and its ranges to include different car types from CUV hatchbacks to SUVs and sports cars, the Citroen C-Zero range will be pretty much all about the same car and size class carrying on being a supermini 2-door smallest size EV. As its performance is not very good at all compared to other EV ranges though based on the size this classifies it as an entry-level option for sure especially considering the price.
Surely targeting both the newcomers to the EV market based on the car size and also EV owners looking for a second car, the Citroen C-Zero range is meant to be more of a personal use or a small personal car more than anything. Still it was the range that inserted and is keeping Citroenin the EV conversation.
On top of that when surely being in the game of comp`eting with the market leader Tesla, it is crucial to compare the Citroen C-Zero range to that brand both in terms of specs and looks. So comparing how technically and technologically, not even mentioning comfort wise did this range get to Tesla it might be not a very close call as it lacks behind Model Y it somewhat resembles significantly. With its FWD with 2 or more motors depending on the specific variant of the range it is definitely most comparable to Tesla Model Y or Tesla Model 3 as a similar class-performance option.
For sure we are not skipping the looks as well - we can say that just like Tesla yet with a less minimalistic and more of a budget smart approach, Citroen C-Zero has gone the more of a minimalistic route and made its range look more simplified and minimalistic. Its range has both a somewhat minimalistic futuristic body form as a sedan and a very minimalistic yet stylish interior finsh with some premium options.
Aware of the fact that the looks and design are very important for any car range for sure, the specs and performance are truly everything. Based on just judging the Citroen C-Zero range on the merit of it specs and metrics, let's take a look at specs. Depending on the specific variant in the range it starting electric range and acceleration vary, as it starts o to 60 at incredibly slow even for its size class 15.7 seconds which is not the greatest at all yet works as an entry level spec for those who don't care about the speed too much. Unfortunately where it is kind of average to lackluster in terms of max speed or acceleration or other show-off features, it is not surpising and gaining in range to improve the impression. This tranlsates to when the journey has already begun, it will deliver you as far as the official EPA rated range of up to 56 mi without a single recharge. This sort of puts it into a work home commute only barring any long distancew traveling whatsoever.
It easily can be categotized as somewhar lower priced than a few other smal sized EVs, which might make buyers or people new to the EV world ignore a lack of some things other similar ranges in or close to its size class like Tesla Model Y or Model 3 or other offer at a higher cost.
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