Citroën C1 anticipated to go electrical.
The second-generation Citroën C1 is a small metropolis automotive produced since 2014 on the joint platform with the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo in Kolín, Czech by TPCA three way partnership (Toyota Peugeot Citroën Car).
Since PSA Group must resolve what to do with C1/108 within the upcoming third era, reporters questioned Citroën CEO Linda Jackson about what to anticipate. The reply was “I feel in all probability electrical“.
If the Citroën C1 goes electrical, it’s apparent that Peugeot 108 will too and it might be unusual if Toyota would then not supply an electrical Aygo. The query is whether or not Toyota is keen to take part in the price of improvement of a brand new era in ICE and BEV variations?
“If we discover a frequent technique, we are able to proceed. If now we have a distinct technique, it could possibly be a cause to cease it, “warned Didier Leroy, President of Toyota Europe, on the Paris Motor Present, which notes nevertheless the superb relations between its two companions.“
The article speculates that the small electrical automotive with a 20-30 kWh battery might have vary of 160-200 km (100-124 miles).
For PSA Group, it might be useful to have the ability to exchange the Peugeot iOn and Peugeot C-Zero based mostly on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (and produced in Japan by Mitsubishi). These automobiles are already 10 years outdated, which is kinda shocking that they nonetheless exist in such a shortly growing market.