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New electric Citroen e-C4 hatchback to offer 217-mile range

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Citroen has taken the wraps of its new C4 and electric e-C4 compact hatchbacks, which will go on sale in the autumn.

The C4 will be available with a range of five petrol (from 100hp to 155hp) and two diesel (from 110-130hp) engines, while the electric e-C4 will have a WLTP range of 217 miles.

Its 136hp electric motor has a 0-62mph time of 9.7 seconds when in Sport mode and a top speed of 93mph.

The fully-electric model also has a new ‘Brake’ feature to amplify the deceleration of the car without pressing the brake pedal.

The system allows for the recovery of energy when slowing the car, unlike conventional petrol and diesel versions, letting the driver partially recharge the battery.

Using a 100kW public charging station, the e-C4 can be charged from 0-80% capacity in 30 minutes. At home, using a 32A wallbox, recharging takes as little as 7.5 hours with single-phase supply or even five hours with three-phase supply and an optional 11kW on-board charger.

Citroen will offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution for installing a chargepoint at home.  Customers can pre-set the charging times using the touchscreen tablet in the passenger compartment or by using the MyCitroen app.

New e-C4 and C4 are fitted, as standard, with Citroen’s suspension system featuring Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, which was first introduced on C4 Cactus and C5 Aircross SUV.

Both models are available with 20 driving aids, including active safety brake, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, intelligent beam headlights and active lane departure warning system.

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