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Open the bonnet of the CITIGOe iV and you’ll find a 61 kW electric motor powering the front wheels. The second part of the system features a 36.8 kWh battery in the chassis floor. The key benefits of electric vehicles are that they emit no emissions, they run silently, and servicing them is not so complex.
As the 212 Nm maximum torque is available from a standing start, the agile responses of the car will make it fun to drive around town no matter how short the journey. The CITIGOe iV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.3 seconds and has a top speed of 130 km/h.
The CITIGOe iV, like any other battery electric vehicle, relies solely on electric motor for propulsion. The car derives electricity primarily from charging points or a household outlet and stores it in powerful battery packs. To recharge the car, the cable is attached to connectors under a flap on the side of the vehicle – as you are used to from models with an internal combustion engine.
In order to recover as much electricity as possible, the CITIGOe iV is fitted with brake energy recovery. This regenerative braking slows down the car when the brake pedal is depressed and the accelerator is released, and stores the energy that has been recovered back in the vehicle battery. The regenerative braking intensity can be set at multiple levels.
Besides the default Normal driving mode, the CITIGOe iV also features the ECO and ECO+ modes, which affect the vehicle settings and are designed to maximise the range. They lower consumption and thereby increase the range by reducing the engine power and curbing the comfort systems, such as air-conditioning.