John drives a Citroen E-C4 100kW Shine Plus 50kWh 2021 electric car.
This is John’s first electric car, he’s owned the E-C4 under 1 year and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 180 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your E-C4 out of 5.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
Very well built and a huge step up for the brand. Very comfortable and quiet. The suspension is brilliant for the ride, while the finance deal for all the features getting on the car was a no brainer.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Slight body roll on corners
- charging connection on one side can be slightly restrictive at times
- slightly wide sill for getting in and out.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
None and very happy.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
Love having the Lane Keep Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control, combined with the Advanced Hydraulic Cushions on the suspension and memory foam seats makes this car a joy on longer journeys. Have a petrol car at home and would still pick the E-C4 for the comfort and ease of drive for longer journeys.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
It is a world of a difference to previous Citroen C4 models and not to be judged by its past. This car is well built, comfortable, quiet, can be fun and sensible. Probably the best value for space, tech, range & comfort for the money.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Very happy with the E-C4. Prefer how it’s made like any other petrol/diesel models than a lot of the other brands with the styling just for being electric.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Easee One – wanted a non-tethered charge point and I like that I registered a card to allow authorisation and not risk anyone coming along and plugging in. The whole design for e.g. that a second unit can be linked to the first and distribute from the one power connection is a great bonus for potentially having a second electric car in the family.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Energy EV tariff – I would recommend if possible to get on as it’s only 5p per kW. New deal shows 7.5p per kW.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
ChargePlace Scotland – it does the job but there has been a few disappointments with maintenance and coming across faulty points.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- ChargePlace Scotland
- bp pulse.
Only two brands used.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
People’s Choice – really good value and a god send when my previous insurance forced me to cancel when they stated they will not insure an electric car.
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.