Citroen cuts C-Zero prices

The C-Zero is Citroens popular four-seat city car EV option and is now even more affordable as Citroen lower its price in hope to make it more available to more people on the market.

As the new Citroen C-Zero is an EV it uses a 16kW/h lithium-ion battery pack, which emits zero tailgate emissions. This powertrain allows the C-Zero to travel for up to 93 miles at speeds of up to 60mph.

Its all-electric powertrain means that the C-Zero qualifies for the £5,000 plug in car grant, which added on top of the price reductions, brings its price to £21,216.

As well as reductions to its overall on the road price the C-Zero benefits from a monthly rental reduction. This means that new contract hire rentals start from just £249 per month over 3 years/30,000 miles.

The Citroen C-Zero is the ideal city car as it has zero emissions and is easily manoeuvrable in cramped city roads and traffic. It takes around seven hours to fully charge from a domestic household socket but can charge up to 80 per cent power within 30 minutes if a quick charger is used.

Linda Jackson, Citroen UK’s managing director, said: “2011 marked the introduction of EV’s in the UK. 2012 will see the market continue to grow as the technology becomes more accepted by consumers, more manufacturers enter the market and the charging infrastructure continues to develop.

“Citroën has been at the forefront with C-Zero and this latest announcement confirms the next stage in our development plans.”

Citroen is planning to expand its EV range in 2013 with the introduction of the new electric Citroen Berlingo van, which like the C-Zero will qualify for the £5,000 government grant.

Citroen vehicles are available from Perrys Citroen of Milton Keynes, which is one of just 23 specialist electric car dealerships in the UK.