The Citroën ë-C3 drops below the €20,000 mark, thanks for the ecological bonus!

It is now confirmed: the Citroën ë-C3, the new affordable electric SUV from the herringbone brand, is officially eligible for the 2024 ecological bonus. As a result, in its entry-level version, the vehicle falls below the 20 mark. 000 euros.

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As you may know, the ecological bonus has changed in 2024. According to decree no. 2023-886 of September 19, 2023, new electric cars must now achieve a minimum environmental score to be eligible for the government boost. .

Concretely, this score makes it possible to translate the CO2 emissions generated for the manufacture of an electric vehicle before its entry into circulation. This rating takes into account in particular the carbon footprint of the production of the battery, intermediate transformations, assembly and even transport of the vehicle to its distribution site in France. To obtain the famous eligibility, manufacturers must submit a file to ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency) for each model. And if the score obtained exceeds 60 points out of 80aid is granted.

Ecological bonus granted for the ë-C3

If the list of the first eligible models was published on December 15, 2023, we were still waiting to know the fate of certain vehicles launched at the start of 2024 such as the Citroën ë-C3 for example. Good news, since March 15, 2024, we have confirmation that the electric SUV will be able to benefit from the help of the State.

The latest addition to the chevron brand has just joined the list of eligible vehicles on the ADEME website. Nothing surprising, however. With production located in Europe, more precisely in Slovakia, it was obvious that the ë-C3 was going to get its bonus.

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The Citroën ë-C3 drops below the €20,000 mark

Already displaying a particularly attractive quality-price ratio with its entry ticket set at €23,300 in its entry-level You finish, the SUV is now trading at €19,300 with the current ecological bonus of €4,000. For the most modest households, the score decreases further via the maximum bonus of €7,000 still in force (i.e. €16,300).

As for the fully equipped Max version, the bill now amounts to €23,800 once the bonus is deducted (and €20,800 with the maximum bonus). As a reminder, the French manufacturer's SUV is equipped with an electric motor of 83kW, or 113 hp. It comes with a pack of LFP battery (Lithium Iron Phosphate) 44 kWh, for a range of 300 or 320 km/h.

On this last point, doubt still remains. For good reason, Citroën initially promised 320 km, before modifying this estimate on its site to 300 km. But for a few days, the maximum range of action finally returned to 320 km. The manufacturer therefore seems not to know which foot to dance on. We will wait for final approval in the WLTP mixed cycle to have the end of the story.

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