Citroen has reduced the price of its range topping e-C4 Shine Plus so that all versions of the electric car are eligible for the revised plug-in car grant.
The e-C4 Shine plus previously had an on-the-price of £35,545, but is now priced from £34,995.
It follows the Government’s decision to lower the eligibility threshold for the plug-in grant to £35,000.
The grant amount was also reduced from £3,000 to £2,500.
Eurig Druce, Citroen UK’s managing director, said: “We were disappointed to hear the news that the support for consumers to make the switch to a low emission vehicle had been reduced. For this period of transition to be a success and for electrification targets to be met, both the industry and consumers need clearer long-term guidance and support on how we will get there.
“That said, I am proud that Citroen UK’s policy of ‘Fair Pricing’ ensures that consumers will continue to be able to benefit from the full Government Plug in Car Grant when purchasing their new e-C4.”
Pricing for the new e-C4 ranges from £30,895 to £32,495 (on-the-road) when the grant is applied. All models come equipped with LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Sat Nav with TomTom Live Services, Active Safety Brake, Lane Keeping Assist, electric parking brake, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, electrically folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control and Citroen Connect Box Emergency and Assistance System.
The car uses a 50kWh battery pack and a 136PS electric motor. It provides a range of up to 217 miles and an 80% charge will take 30 minutes on a 100kW rapid charger.