The electric C3 will have design cues from the Ami quadricycle and Oli concept car.

fully electric citroën c3 due in 2023

French automaker Citroën is expected to launch an all-electric version of its C3 hatchback within the next year or so. Laurent Barria, a Citroën branding executive, confirmed an electric C3 is in development. He stated that the upcoming C3 will have a strong emphasis on “accessibility to electric mobility” and will feature plenty of sustainable materials exhibited on the Oli concept car. The next-gen C3 will be the first Citroën to wear the brand’s new logo and will most likely be available in mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid guise as well.

Given Citroën is part of the PSA Group, the electric C3 could have the same CMP architecture as the Opel Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208. Both the Corsa-e and e-208 have 50 kWh battery packs and ranges of around 250 miles. 

The current-gen C3 has been on sale since 2016 and received a minor facelift in 2020. A popular choice in Europe, the C3 is affordable and offers plenty of practicality. The upcoming electric version should undercut competitors like the Kia Niro EV, however a starting price under €30,000 ($29,410) is unlikely.

As mentioned above, the C3 will take inspiration from the recently revealed Citroen Oli EV Concept. The Oli features a 40 kWh battery pack, has a 68 mph top speed, and can go for a theoretical 258 miles on a single charge. Although the C3 should be significantly more powerful than the Oli and use a larger battery pack, it should carry over several design cues from the concept car.

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