Called the E-Elysée, the new model uses a lithium ion battery to offer a range of up to 155 miles and features a fast-charge function that can top it up in just 30 minutes. Normal charging takes a further six hours, which is about two hours slower than a Tesla Model S can manage.
The E-Elysée will be built using the same four-door saloon body of the regular car and sold alongside the newly launched e-Mehari (pictured above), which is an all-electric open-top model that’s also sold in France.
Although both models are not set to make it to the UK, they show how far developed Citroën’s electric drivetrain technology is.
Autocar recently reported that Citroën’s sister brand DS was considering turning its E-Tense concept into a production model. The launch of these two China-bound models furthers this theory; the technology featured in them could even preview what’s to come in Europe.