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AUTO NEWS – Citroen e-C4 value lower responds new plug-in automobile grant standards

Citroen e-C4 value lower responds new plug-in automobile grant standards


Citroen has reacted to the Authorities’s sudden modifications to the UK plug-in automobile grant by decreasing the record value of the range-topping model of the brand new, all-electric e-C4. 

As introduced this week, electrical vehicles with an inventory value over £35,000 not qualify for any subsidy. For vehicles priced under that degree, the grant has been diminished from £3,000 to £2,500. 

In response, Citroen says it has lowered the record value of the vary topping Shine Plus model of the brand new e-C4 by £550, in order that the automobile nonetheless qualifies for the subsidy. 

The model claims that the Shine Plus model of its new all-electric household hatchback is the preferred variant. It is only one of many electrical vehicles on sale in Britain which will now obtain a retail value lower in an effort to nonetheless qualify for the newly diminished grant. 

This specific e-C4 was beforehand priced from £35,495 and the brand new on-the-road value stands at £34,995. That signifies that prospects pay £32,495 when the £2,500 grant is routinely utilized. The remainder of the e-C4 line-up stays unchanged for now, save for the £500 discount within the plug-in automobile grant that has nudged all the costs up by that quantity. It signifies that the vary opens up from £30,895, after the grant, for the entry-level Sense Plus mannequin. 

The e-C4 makes use of a 134bhp electrical motor and 50kWh battery system and Citroen claims a most vary of 217 miles on a full cost. It’s a part of a brand new C4 household hatchback line-up with three sources of energy: petrol and diesel variations of the brand new C4 are additionally out there along with the EV. 

Eurig Druce, Citroën UK’s Managing Director, mentioned: “We have been disillusioned to listen to the information that the help for customers to make the swap to a low emission automobile had been diminished. For this era of transition to be a hit and for electrification targets to be met, each the trade and customers want clearer long-term steerage and help on how we’ll get there.

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AUTO NEWS – Citroen e-C4 value lower responds new plug-in automobile grant standards
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