Citroen C-Zero signs up for green motor show

The EcoVelocity motor show will take place in September at the grounds of Battersea Power Station where the French car maker’s first ever electric car, the Citroen C-Zero, will be on show.

The Citroen C-Zero, which is on sale now in the UK, it the first electric car to be built by Citroen. Featuring four doors and four seats, the compact city car is capable of covering 93 miles on a single charge courtesy of a 47kW electric motor.

EcoVelocity Event Director, Giles Brown, said: "The C-Zero has already created an enormous stir in the world of motoring since its launch, and we are very pleased to welcome it at EcoVelocity to offer visitors a chance to test it out on our track."

The Citroen C-Zero will be available for test drives at the show, but for customers who cannot wait until September, the car is available to test drive from Perrys Citroen dealerships.

In particular, the Milton Keynes dealership has been singled out as one of very few specialist electric car dealerships in the UK by Citroen, meaning the staff are specially trained to sell and service electric cars such as the C-Zero.

The Citroen C-Zero will be the only electric car on display at the show from Citroen because its range of high-mileage, low-CO2 small cars will also make an appearance.

These include the new Citroen DS3 supermini, Citroen C4 hatchback and the Citroen DS4 family car, which was launched in the UK at the beginning of July.

The cars will feature e-HDi technology, a name given to the ‘e-booster’ used in start-stop technology which cuts the engine off in heavy traffic and instantly turns it on again when the brake is released.

All of the cars will appear on September 8-11 at the show, which is run by the same organisers of the British Motor Show.