The Citroen C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid SUV: The Complete Guide

C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid

Overview


Citroen is a leading French automobile manufacturer, now owned by Netherlands based Stellantis N.V., which was formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Italian/ American) and Groupe PSA (French). Stellantis owns a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of leading automotive brands, to include, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Jeep, FIAT, Alfa Romeo etc. The Citroen electric vehicle (EV) portfolio includes both, battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models: 



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The Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV SUV


The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV has been manufactured since 2017. The concept Aircross vehicle was unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Sales in Europe commenced in 2018. PHEVs are perfect for individuals and families:

  • Keen to take a step towards lower emission and environment-friendly driving
  • Need a vehicle for extensive and regular long-distance travelling
  • Have limited access to private or public EV charging stations
  • Do a number of short commutes (30 miles and below) on a regular basis
  • Keen to save money

It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip in the UK is a mere 12 miles. An average vehicle in the UK will travel between 8k and 10k miles per annum i.e. less than 30 miles per day. The newest eco-friendly PHEVs on the market will average between 20 to 30 zero-emission electric miles on a fully-charged EV battery. In most plug-in electric cars the EV battery will be below 15 kWh in capacity.

The Citroen plug-in electric SUV has a 13.2 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 34 miles. Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the EV, expect a real world range closer to 29 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Depending on the cost of electricity, the cost per mile for driving on electric can be as low as 3 pence per mile. Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!

The Citroen EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to electric driving. The plug-in electric vehicle is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) has a 7 kW AC on-board charger. A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.

C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid
The Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV SUV(credit: Citroen)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Petrol/ Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Shine (from £26,485)
Shine Plus (from £29,085)

PROSCONS
A practical and spacious electric vehicle for familiesExterior styling not to everyones liking
Comfortable to driveInfotainment system can be improved
Ample boot space11 kW on board charger not a standard option

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery sizes (13.2 kWh)
Charging:On board charger: 7 kW Standard/ 11kW AC available as an option
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:32g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1670
Width (mm):1859
Length (mm):4500
Wheelbase (mm):2730

C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid
EV Battery Capacity:13.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):34.1 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):156
Fuel Consumption (mpg):166 (WLTP)
Charging:On board charger: 7 kW Standard/ 11kW AC available as an option
Top Speed:140 mph
0-60 mph:8.7 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):80 (electric)
Horsepower (hp):180 (225 combined)
Torque (Nm):250
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Minimum Kerb Weight (kg):1,770
Colours:7

C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid
The Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV SUV(credit: Citroen)

C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid
The Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV SUV(credit: Citroen)

C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid
The Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV SUV(credit: Citroen)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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