Citroën C1 ev'ie

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Citroën C1 ev'ie
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Overview
Manufacturer Electric Car Corporation (adapted from a Citroën C1)
Production 2009-present
Assembly Kolín, Czech Republic and Flitwick, United Kingdom
Body and chassis
Class Battery electric city car
Layout FF layout[1]
Related Citroën C1
Peugeot 107
Toyota Aygo
Powertrain
Engine 30 kW (40 hp)[2]
Transmission 5-speed gearbox fixed into 3rd gear[2]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2.340 m (92.1 in)
Length 3.43 m (135.0 in)[1]
Width 1.63 m (64.2 in)[1]
Height 1.494 m (58.8 in)
Curb weight 890 kg

The Citroën C1 ev'ie is an electric car conversion from a standard Citroën C1 by the Electric Car Corporation. The model was first released on 30 April 2009, with a 2010 list price of £19,860 ($30,890 US) this makes the C1 ev'ie a competitively priced electric car.[3][4][5]

The Citroën C1 ev'ie's body and fittings are essentially identical to a standard C1. Differences for the electric model include a fixed-ratio transmission and regenerative braking (with ABS). A standard 5-speed gearbox is used but fixed into 3rd gear. The regenerative braking is automatically partially applied as soon as the accelerator is released, not just when the brake pedal is pressed, making it act like engine braking, instead of acting like putting a car into neutral and coasting.[2] ECC buys C1s and then removes the engine and gas tank, adds batteries, electric motor, heater, and an engine-management system.[6]

By placing the batteries in place of the standard fossil fuel tank, as well as in the engine compartment, no boot space is lost compared to the standard C1 model.[2]

The car is charged from a standard household electrical outlet, in 6 hours.[1][2]

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