Citroen E-C4 2021 electric car owner review

Citroen e-C4 2021 electric car owner review

Nick Langford drives a Citroen e-C4 50kWh 2021 electric car.

This is Nick’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 160 miles range from a full charge.


Why did you choose the Citroen e-C4?

I spent a great deal of time testing cars, reading reviews and studying specifications. My main criteria were comfort (I’ve had a hip replacement), boot capacity for my wife’s wheelchair, safety, price and range. The e-C4 fitted all these perfectly. I also love the design and the head-up display (HUD) was an important safety feature.


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

  • Comfort and ride quality
  • beautiful to drive
  • clean
  • quiet
  • design.


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

  • Wipers don’t wipe far enough to driver’s side
  • slow to update software
  • sound system not the best quality
  • seats awkward to adjust
  • air blowers don’t adjust as much as my wife would like.


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

Slight resistance on steering at full lock when car is hot, booked in for service.


What are the standout tech features of the car?

The head-up display is fantastic, all the information you need clearly displayed in your line of sight. The main display screen is basic but sufficient and easy to use. I use the automatic settings for headlights and wipers and the excellent cruise control, which means the driver can just focus on the road ahead, which ensures a safer driving experience.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car 

The slide-out drawer above the glove box is great for storing things like my wife’s blue card, glasses cleaner, guide books, etc! USB charging ports for the rear passengers is a good touch, too.


What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?

What a difficult question! This is such an exciting area of development. The Kia EV9 looks very interesting, with a beautiful interior and the new Niro EV too, both seem to offer good value. The Lexus RZ 450e is a wonderful looking car but out of my price range. I’ll be very interested to see what Citroen come up with next.


Outline both positive & negative elements of your electricity supplier & tariff

I can’t install a charger so charge at 10amps from a standard socket. It is slow but perfectly adequate for my needs if I plan carefully. Tariff is standard from E.ON Next. Probably costs me about £12 per week.


Do you use public charging networks?



Outline both positive & negative elements of your insurer

Insured with esure – no problems so far; easy to deal with by phone.


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