Citroen E-C4 2021 electric car owner review – David

Citroen e-C4 2021 electric car owner review - David

David drives a Citroen e-C4 Shine Plus 2021 electric car.

This is David’s first electric car, he’s owned the Citroen e-C4 from new and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and he achieves 185 miles range from a full charge.

 

Rate your Citroen e-C4 out of 5.

 

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Why did you choose the Citroen e-C4?

I chose the e-C4 for several reasons. It has decent range although not the best in its class. It’s very comfortable to drive. It’s easy to drive and get along with. It seems better built than some of its competitors. Finally, it’s surprisinlyg roomy, even compared to it’s Stellantis Group siblings.

 

One slightly weird thing that made us choose it was the amount of room for people’s feet in the back. A lot of its competitors have leg room but your feet don’t fit under the front seats. I know it sounds odd but it’s worth checking because it can make a big difference to the comfort of people in the back!

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.

  • It’s smooth ride
  • The comfort of its seats
  • It looks cool (I think).

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.

  • Not great range, especially in cold weather
  • A rubbish app
  • No over-the-air updates.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

No, no faults at all.

 

What are the standout tech features of your Citroen e-C4?

I know a lot of EVs can do this and although the MyCitroen app isn’t great, I still love the ability to set the air-con before I get in the car to cool it down in the summer or warm it up and clear the windows in the winter.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about your Citroen e-C4.

It has a tablet holder for the passenger.

 

What electric car are you interested in next and why?

The Renault Megane E-Tech looks like it will be really good when it come out later this year.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

I use a Pod Point home charger. I got it fitted for free with the e-C4. It’s not the smartest home charger but it seems reliable and Pod Point were really helpful when we were organising getting it fitted.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

I’m on Bulb’s EV tariff. Bulb has had very public problems recently. Their EV tariff was fine but it’s a bit more expensive than other EV tariffs now so I’m waiting to see what happens with Bulb and the energy crisis before I move.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

InstaVolt, Osprey and Gridserve. All three are easy to use and reliable. Gridserve took over the chargers at the motorway services last year and have only just finished upgrading the chargers themselves. There’s still a lot of negativity about them from people who don’t realise the huge job they’ve had to do and that they are having to work with poor infrastructure that they don’t have any power to change quickly. GeniePoint also get bad press but actually I’ve had nothing but good experiences with them.

 

Citroen e-C4 2021 electric car owner review

 

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • InstaVolt
  • Osprey
  • Gridserve.

 

Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Flow Insurance – they were cheap. That’s it. I don’t have a lot to say about insurance. It puts me into a coma.

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

 

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.

£225

 

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