You’d be forgiven for missing it, but Citroën is an old hand when it comes to electric cars. From the AX Electrique to the C-Zero, it’s spent almost 30 years positioning itself at the affordable end of what has been, until recently, a technology compromised by cost and usability. In 2021, it’s stepping into the mainstream.
This meant doing things a little differently to its sister brands. The C4 is a similar size to the Peugeot 308, but the two cars are as mechanically unrelated as they are worlds apart visually. As per the C4 Cactus, the Citroën is based on a platform more commonly used by superminis and small SUVs. It’s a scaled-up version of the architecture that underpins the new 208 and 2008, giving it access to the same battery-electric powertrain. PSA’s larger EMP2 platform is designed for plug-in hybrids instead.
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RENAULT CAPTUR E-TECH PHEV
Renault’s first foray into plug-in hybrids has arrived with the Captur. Jonathan Musk drives.
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AN ABSOLUTE APPROACH
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2010 KIA VENGA EV
Kia is best known today for its electric e-Niro and Soul EV models, yet their roots reside with the Kia Venga EV concept car first displayed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. While Nissan was just getting its Leaf off the ground, Kia (and the wider Hyundai Motor Group or HMG) were busy reading themselves for their future too.
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INTO THE WILD
THE VICTORIAN HIGH COUNTRY PROVIDES THE 2021 PCOTY FIELD WITH THE PERFECT REAL-WORLD TEST
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An unbeaten knock of 50 in 52 balls inclusive two boundaries and two sixes who together associated in an unbroken 95 runs opening wicket stand with Sohan de Livera helped SSC coast to a convincing ten-wicket win over Badureliya CC in a semi-final encounter of the Under 23 Major Youth Club limited over tournament played at the NCC ground.
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