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Citroen eC3 electric hatchback fails in global NCAP test, gets 0 star rating

Citroen’s eC3 boasts a spacious 315-liter boot and a ground clearance of 170mm. Speaking of its battery, electric motor, and range, the Citroen eC3 is equipped with a 29.2 kWh battery pack.

Citroen eC3 Electric Sedan Global NCAP Rating:

Citroen India subjected its electric hatchback, the eC3, to the Global NCAP test for safety assessment, yielding rather disappointing results. Despite being fitted with front driver and passenger airbags, belt load limiter, and seat belt reminder, the test model received a dismal 0-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.

Scoring Details:

In the adult occupant test, the eC3 scored 20.86 out of 34 points, while it scored 10.55 out of 49 points in the child occupant protection test. GNCAP highlighted good head and neck protection for the driver and passenger, though the side pole impact test was omitted due to the unavailability of side head protection as an option. The car’s bodyshell was deemed stable, particularly in this test.

Upcoming Safety Features:

Additionally, this electric hatchback comes equipped with ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, rear manual child door locks, high-speed alert system, and speed-sensitive auto door locks. The company had previously announced plans to enhance the safety features across all its vehicles by introducing six airbags, ISOFIX, and rear seat belt reminders. These features are slated to be available from the second half of 2024.

Citroen eC3: Specifications:

The Citroen eC3 features a capacious 315-liter boot and boasts a ground clearance of 170mm. When it comes to its battery, electric motor, and range, the eC3 is powered by a 29.2 kWh battery pack. Coupled with this, the electric motor generates 57 PS of power and 143 Nm of torque. According to ARAI, it offers a range of 320 kilometers. Charging the car from 10-100 percent using a 15A plug point charger takes approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes, while it takes 57 minutes to charge from 10-80 percent with a DC fast-charger.


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