Citroen C-Zero

Battery Electric Vehicle

£15,995Price from

15.0 kWh *Useable Battery

55 miReal Range

270 Wh/miEfficiency

Price from £15,995

Availability Current model
Available from April 2016
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £250 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 28
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £4500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range between 35 - 85 mi

City - Cold Weather 55 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 35 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 45 mi
City - Mild Weather 85 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 50 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 65 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 15.9 sec
Top Speed 81 mph
Electric Range 55 mi
Total Power 49 kW (66 hp)
Total Torque 145 lb-ft
Drive Rear

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 16.0 kWh
Port Location Right Side - Rear
Charge Port Type 1
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->55 mi) 5 hours
Charge Speed 12 mph
Battery Useable* 15.0 kWh
FC Port Location Left Side - Rear
Fastcharge Port CHAdeMO
Fastcharge Power 40 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (6->44 mi) 20 min
Fastcharge Speed 110 mph

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 55 mi
Vehicle Consumption 270 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 148 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 93 mi
Rated Consumption 200 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 160 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 200 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 251 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption between 175 - 425 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 270 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 425 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 330 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 175 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 300 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 230 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1010 kg
Seats 4 people
Cargo Volume 166 L
Cargo Volume Max 860 L
Length 3480 mm
Width 1475 mm
Height 1600 mm
Wheelbase 2550 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £20,440
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £2,657
BIK @ 20% £44 pcm
BIK @ 40% £89 pcm
BIK @ 45% £100 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Citroen C-Zero. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 1 (Yazaki - SAE J1772)
Charging Point Car Uses Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 7h45m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 5 hours 12 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 5 hours 12 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 5 hours 12 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 5 hours 12 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Fastcharging is only possible at public charging points. Fastchargers enable longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. As fastcharges will only charge a battery up to 80% of its capacity at full speed, the optimal fastcharge is between 10% and 80% SoC. The fastcharge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for fastcharging the Citroen C-Zero.

CHAdeMO
Charging Point Car Uses Time Rate
CHAdeMO (50 kW DC) 40 kW † 20 min 110 mph
CHAdeMO (100 kW DC) 40 kW † 20 min 110 mph
CHAdeMO (150 kW DC) 40 kW † 20 min 110 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

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All about the Citroen C-Zero

Pricing

The Citroen C-Zero has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £19,765 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £20,495. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Citroen C-Zero is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Citroen C-Zero is £15,995.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Citroen C-Zero is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Citroen C-Zero is 49 kW (66 hp). The maximum torque is 145 lb-ft. The Citroen C-Zero is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 15.9 seconds. The top speed is 81 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Citroen C-Zero has a total capacity of 16 kWh. The usable capacity is 15 kWh (estimate). A range of about 55 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 35 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 85 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 1 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 5 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 7 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CHAdeMO connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 40 kW, which charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 20 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 35 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Citroen C-Zero is about 270 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 148 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 425 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 175 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Citroen C-Zero emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.

More information from Citroen

The link below will open the page of the C-Zero on the official Citroen site.

Go to the C-Zero on the official Citroen website.