New Citroen C4 electric: specs and on-sale date

It has been a while since Citroen launched an electric car, but the forthcoming new C4 is part of a programme to electrify the whole range by 2025

Citroen CXPERIENCE

The forthcoming all-new Citroen C4 will be available as the first all-electric Citroen since the C-Zero. For Citroen, the electric C4 is just one step in a process of electrifying its whole range, which will be finished in 2025.

Key to the electrification of the Cactus is the fact that it’s moving over to the CMP platform which will also form the basis of the forthcoming Vauxhall Corsa-e, Peugeot e-208 and – eventually – the PSA Group’s whole small-car range.

The platform is able to take full electrification, and that means that an electric C4 will go on sale alongside conventional petrol and diesel-engined versions as soon as the new range is launched.

As yet, we have no idea what drivetrain will feature. What we have a better idea of is how the new C4 might look, as it’s said to be based on the CXPERIENCE concept from the 2016 Paris Motor Show (pictured).

 

Although that was a larger car, we can expect to see some of its design features on the C4. Wide and low, it has a very distinctive front end, with very slim LED daytime running lights that also incorporate the indicators.

Inside, meanwhile, the car has a very uncluttered look, with touchscreen controls, rather than physical buttons.