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Citroen e-C4 range, battery & charging

The e-C4's relative lack of range versus some rivals is countered by good charging capability

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£31,485 - £33,835
Fuel Type:
Electric
RangeBattery sizeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
222 miles50kWh7hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)30mins (10-80%, 100kW)

It's not the longest-range electric family car on sale, but the e-C4 strikes a good balance between battery size and charging time that helps make it a practical option all the same. With over 200 miles possible on a charge, there's more than enough for a few days' commuting and school runs, while the speedy charging options should keep you on the go if you're ever caught short and need to use a public charger.

Citroen e-C4 range

The e-C4’s 50kWh battery is now a familiar sight on the spec sheets for just about every other Citroen, DS Peugeot and Vauxhall electric car. Range in this case tops out at a claimed 222 miles, which is down on the 260-odd miles of the Volkswagen ID.3 and 282 miles of the Kia e-Niro. Still, it's plenty for the average use that most family cars see, with the 100kW charging enhancing long-distance ability if you don't mind a stop at a rapid charger for half an hour. 

Charge time

The majority of electric-car owners are likely to have an accompanying home wallbox installed, and so can enjoy a seven-and-a-half hour charge time from their e-C4 – perfect for an overnight top-up. If you have a three-phase electricity supply at home, an on-board 11kW charger can be optioned for £300 to take advantage of a quicker home wallbox.

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