Citroën has been producing high-quality and reliable cars for over 100 years, and it has ensured that the same ethos has been passed into its EVs.
The Citroën ë-C4 is the perfect middle-of-the-road EV for drivers not sure what they’re looking for as they make the transition to electric. The ë-C4 is a cross between a traditional hatchback and an SUV, and its compact yet roomy design ensures power and practicality.
It comes loaded with tech as standard, including a large high-res touchscreen, and the Shine Edition trim has a few luxury additions such as adaptive cruise control, a head-up display and LED ambient lighting.
If you’re after a solid, stylistic electric car for everyday driving, you can’t really go wrong with the Citroën ë-C4.
Try the Citroën ë-C4 on an elmo subscription
The cost of a Citroën ë-C4 starts at £22,080, placing it among the most affordable EVs available. However, with deposits and depreciation, buying an ë-C4 may put you off making the switch.
With an electric car subscription through elmo, you can get all the benefits of driving an electric car with none of the hefty upfront costs. With one affordable monthly payment, a subscription provides you with everything you need to drive your very own EV.
- Electric car hire
- Fully comprehensive insurance
- Maintenance and servicing
- Breakdown cover
- Fully flexible contract after the first 60 days on elmoFlex
When you book online you’ll go through verification within 24 hours, then within seven days (subject to availability), your very own EV will be delivered to your door. We want to make it as simple and affordable as possible for all drivers to have access to driving electric, and a subscription makes that a reality for so many more.
Citroën ë-C4 range and charging info
With a 165-mile real-world range, the Citroën ë-C4 won’t necessarily get you the furthest in between charges, but for a low-cost option, you’ll struggle to find much better. That being said, a 165-mile range is more than enough to get you to work and back again, and run errands on the weekend. The only time you may get frustrated is if you regularly spend time driving long distances, but even then, if you have a charge point installed at home you shouldn’t need to worry too much.
When the time comes to charge your Citroën ë-C4, it uses a Type 2 and CCS connection. At 3kW it’ll take around 17 hours to fully charge, but with a 100kW rapid charge, charging will take as little as 30 minutes. So, if you’re out on the road and the need to charge arises, you should be back behind the wheel in less time than it takes to grab a bite to eat.
Citroën ë-C4 interiors
Don’t let the low price point fool you: the Citroën ë-C4 has plenty of features to help make the drive easier, more comfortable and far more enjoyable.
Including a 10” high-resolution touchscreen infotainment centre, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, six speakers and keyless entry and start, there’s plenty of tech to be found. It’s also spacious, meaning there’s loads of room for the family and your luggage, in part thanks to the 380L boot with additional under-boot storage for cables.
Citroën ë-C4 exterior
Appearance-wise, the Citroën ë-C4 doesn’t attempt to reinvent the wheel – it has a lot in common with the petrol version, refining what has worked for the C4 over the past two decades.
Because the e-C4 combines the space of an SUV with the practicality of a hatchback it has a higher driving position and a Coupe-like roof. Thanks to progressive hydraulic cushion suspension it offers a glass-smooth drive which is comparable to cars that cost a lot more. It has extremely light power steering, so handling is a breeze, making it a great car for navigating busy city streets.
Citroën ë-C4 key features
Even though the Citroën e-C4 has a far more affordable price tag than some of its premium cousins, it still has plenty of features that ensure it provides a little extra luxury.
- Thanks to its SUV influence, it has a ton of interior space
- A heated steering wheel ensures maximum comfort even on icy mornings
- A whisper-quiet driving experience
- Dual-zone climate control
- Keyless entry for easy access
Lease vs subscribing
Decided that the Citroën ë-C4 is what you’re looking for in an EV, but can’t decide whether a lease or subscription better suits your needs? Take a look at the below comparison to see the key differences between leasing and subscribing.
Read our guide to leasing vs subscribing for more information.
Citroën ë-C4 Shine Edition
- Upfront payment
- Minimum commitment
- Total monthly cost
- Vehicle monthly payment
- Upfront payment**
- Breakdown cover
- Vehicle Excise Duty
- 48 months
- 60 days
* Compared against leading lease deals at 10,000 miles a year.
** Lease vs elmo comparison guideline only. May vary depending on model.
Is the Citroën ë-C4 suitable for you?
At first glance, the Citroën ë-C4 may fly under the radar for many drivers considering making the switch to electric. But, thanks to its stylish design, sizeable interior, selection of tech, decent range and super affordable cost, it makes the ë-C4 a great choice.
If you have a growing family, the ë-C4 should be a no-brainer, but if you regularly travel long distances then you’ll need to consider installing a home charge point so you’re not stopping at a public charger every day.
Want to drive electric but not sold on the ë-C4? Browse our range of electric cars and something should catch your eye.
Citroën ë-C4 FAQs
Does the Citroën ë-C4 have good range?
The Citroën ë-C4 has a real-world range of 165 miles, which is excellent for such an affordable EV.
Is the Citroën ë-C4 a family car?
Thanks to its SUV-inspired design, the ë-C4 has plenty of interior space and a sizable boot, making it a great choice for growing families.
Is the Citroën ë-C4 its only electric model?
As well as the ë-C4, Citroën also produces the AMI Electric, e-Spacetourer and the e-Berlingo. However, the ë-C4 is by far its most popular electric car.
What safety features does the Citroën ë-C4 have?
The ë-C4 has a ton of safety features that make it an ideal family car, including autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, post-collision safety brake and more.
What does the Citroën ë-C4 Shine Edition include?
The ë-C4 Shine Edition includes additions that improve the driving experience and comfort, such as rear parking sensors, a two-position boot floor, a heated steering wheel and more.