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Citroen becomes first multinational car manufacturer to export Made-in-India EVs to international markets, begins E-C3 export to Indonesia


French carmaker Citroen has announced on Friday, April 12, the commencement of exports of locally manufactured E-C3 electric vehicles (EVs) to international markets, making it the first multinational car manufacturer in India export electric vehicles (EVs) globally. Citroen stated that the move is aligned with its global ambitions of democratising electric mobility to increase the adoption of sustainable and clean modes of transportation.

Commenting on the occasion, Aditya Jairaj, CEO & MD of Stellantis India, expressed, “India is not only a strategic market but also a major sourcing hub for vehicles, components, and mobility technologies within the Stellantis group. Commencing the export of the versatile ‘Made-In-India Citroen e-C3’ electric vehicle to international customers is a proud validation of our engineering and development capabilities. We remain committed to growing in India and promoting sustainable mobility while showcasing India’s manufacturing prowess on a global stage.”

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Flagging off the first 500 units of Citroen e-C3 to Indonesia, Lise Talbot Barre, Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, said, “This ‘Make in India’ Citroen e-C3 symbolizes the strength of the Indian-French industrial cooperation and our mutual commitment towards achieving cleaner mobility at the global scale. Indeed, the Citroen e-C3’s journey materializes the core ambition of the strategic partnership between our two countries, as it was already highlighted in July by the French Minister for Ecological Transition, when he came to Chennai for the G20, and I am glad to observe that this car seems to be a success on the Indian market, with already a few thousands of it sold in the last year.”

“As we are celebrating a first shipment towards Indonesia, I am pleased to see that Stellantis primarily targets ASEAN countries for exporting its ‘Make in India’ electric vehicles. Working hand in hand to deliver cleaner mobility solutions at affordable prices is an important dimension of the Indo-French contribution to the advent of an open, inclusive and sustainably developed Indo-Pacific region, as highlighted in the Indo-French roadmap for the Indo-Pacific signed last year between our governments,” she added.

Citroen E-C3 electric vehicle: Range, charging, specs, details

The E-C3 offers a class-leading 320 km range certified by ARAI MIDC, along with 100 per cent DC Fast Charge and 15 AMP Home Charging option. 

It is available in 13 exterior colour combinations and 47 customization options. 

In addition to the E-C3, Citroen also began exporting the C3 to ASEAN and African markets last year.

 

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