Citroën Becomes the First Global Automaker to Export Made-in-India EVs

Citroën shipped 500 units of the Made-in-India Citroën ë-C3 to Indonesia recently

Citroën, the French automaker, became the first multinational car maker to export electric vehicles manufactured in India to the global market. Recently, the company announced the initiation of exporting the domestically made ë-C3.

On Thursday, the ceremonial flag-off of the initial shipment of 500 units of the Made-in-India Citroën ë-C3 to Indonesia took place at Kamarajar Port near Chennai. The decision of the French automaker is consistent with its worldwide goal of making electric mobility accessible to all, thereby encouraging the adoption of sustainable transportation options.

According to PTI, Stellantis, Citroën’s parent company, stated, “We will be the first ‘multinational OEM’ in India to achieve this feat (to export EVs). We also have plans for a couple of other markets, Nepal and Bhutan.”

Stellantis, the product of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and France’s PSA Group, presently offers Jeep and Citroën brands in India.

Aditya Jairaj, CEO & MD of Stellantis India, stressed the importance of competitiveness in the Indian automotive sector. Furthermore, he highlighted the strategic use of India’s position as a ‘best cost country’ to enhance its global standing.

The base variant of Citroën ë-C3 begins at ₹12.9 lakh (ex-showroom price), while the top trim comes at ₹13.50 lakh.
ë-C3 is the only electric car from Citroën in India (Source: Citroën India)

About Citroën ë-C3

The ë-C3 hatchback, featuring a modern design and advanced technology, delivers a certified range of 320 km by ARAI MIDC. Also, it supports 100 per cent DC Fast Charge and provides 15 AMP Home Charging options for ease of use.

The base variant of ë-C3 begins at ₹12.9 lakh (average ex-showroom price); on the other hand, the top trim level could reach up to ₹13.50 lakh.

Moreover, the company shipped the ë-C3 to ASEAN and African markets from India last year. Meanwhile, India exports Jeep, a Stellantis brand, to Japan.

Recently, the French automaker announced its agreement to supply BluSmart Mobility, an all-electric ride-hailing startup, with 4,000 units of its EV e-C3 for a year. In addition, around 125 ë-C3 vehicles were launched at BluSmart’s EV charging superhub in Bengaluru last month.

The export of the ë-C3 from India by Citroën highlights the company’s manufacturing and engineering capabilities. Furthermore, it plays a crucial role in India’s aim of establishing a sustainable and globally competitive EV manufacturing ecosystem.

Citroën’s commitment to this initiative perfectly mirrors its global ambitions to promote clean, safe, and affordable mobility across the globe.