e-C3 All Electric Glossary

The 2023 e-C3 is an All-Electric Citroen C3. The current e-C3 model is produced in India for the Asia market.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: NA
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Stop & Start
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Engine name: BlueHDi (100 PS)


Citroen C3 e-C3 All Electric Glossary of terms

The All Electric Citroen C3 has a new list of acronyms and terminology in addition to the usual features of the petrol and diesel-powered C3. This is because all-electric vehicles have a new energy store in the form of a battery, a new way to deliver that power in the form of a motor via the e-toggle gear selector. The battery needs charging as there is no onboard hybrid self-charging, and the two charging modes need explanation.

Regenerative braking

Charge your vehicle's battery every time you apply brakes with Regenerative Braking. The energy usually lost through braking friction is recovered and used to charge the car battery.


Direct Current. A way of delivering charge to the battery that matches the battery's current system; this can allow for faster charging than AC charging.


Alternating Current delivery of the electricity that needs conversion before it can charge the onboard battery. This is more suited to slow charging.

100% DC Fast Charging

With Direct Current (DC) fast charger, the New E-C3 All Electric battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 57 minutes.

Citroen connect touch-screen

The 26cm touchscreen option has wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Battery Pack

An all-electric car's fuel is electricity stored in the battery pack. The battery pack for the e-C3 has a capacity of 29.2 kWh.

Citroen advanced comfort with flying carpet effect

Cruise comfortably with a new-generation suspension system designed by Citroen for their latest generation of cars.

Tropicalised AC

The air-conditioning unit in the e-C3 has an upgraded Tropicalised AC to cope with the harsh Indian summers.


SUV is the acronym for Sports Utility Vehicle. This gives the C3 a stance with high ground clearance and a high driving position.

29.2 kWh Battery

The maximum energy (fuel) the battery can store is measured in kWh. More battery capacity can mean longer distances between charges, faster performance, or a mix of the two. A larger battery capacity takes longer to charge when all thing is equal. See also ECO/Standard Mode.


Fully automatic drive with an e-toggle. Advanced "E-Toggle" automatic gearbox for a truly comfortable driving experience with a forward, neutral and reverse gear position.

ECO/Standard drive modes

Switch between ECO and Standard drive modes to customise your driving experience to improve performance or preserve battery charge depending on the driving style, distance to drive and charging stations available on the route.

LA Maision

Charging facility at La Maison: Every Citroen showroom across India has a charging facility for customers to charge their e-C3 at the Citroenurban retailer concept - La Maison.

Home and workplace charging

Charging the e-C3 All Electric from 10% to 100% in 10 hours and 30 minutes with a 15 Amp AC plug point at your home or workplace is possible. This slow charging system provides greater flexibility to charge the car with either home/work AC or specialised DC fast charging.

Portable charging cable

A Portable charging cable comes with your car kit, which can be plugged into any 15 Amp socket.

Roadside assistance with mobile charging

Roadside assistance for mobile charging support is available 24x7 in emergencies (in selected cities).

Citroen Connect touchscreen

The Citroen Connect touchscreen mirrors essential smartphone functions through wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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