Citroen’s C-Zero becomes 1st EV to cross Eurotunnel and in freezing weather too!

Article by Christian A., on December 14, 2010

Citroen's C-ZERO, its new battery-powered city car, traveled through the Channel Tunnel as part of a feature for The Sunday Times. Nick Rufford and Jason Dawe drove the car from London to Calais and back to Ashford in Kent, a distance of around 100 miles.

The journey, which took place early in December, was undertaken through some of the worst December weather in the United Kingdom for 20 years.

The car became the first all-electric production vehicle to use the Eurotunnel’s shuttle service. Despite thick snow and freezing temperatures, the C-ZERO carried on, passing mile upon mile of stationary traffic in the process.

Rufford, Editor of InGear, says the C-ZERO performed admirably, despite the terrible weather conditions. Zero CO2 emissions, zero engine noise and zero fuel consumption -- the aptly named C-ZERO is Citroen's 100% electric solution to meet the demands of modern day urban driving. C-ZERO offers a spacious and comfortable cabin with four real seats and a 166-litre boot despite its dimensions of 3.48m (l), 1.48m (w) & 1.60m (h).

The C-ZERO is well-suited for the city due to its compact dimensions, rapid charge capability and generous range for day-to-day car journeys.

Its 9m turning circle and swift handling also make the C-ZERO easy to navigate through city traffic. On the road, the C-ZERO has a top speed of 80mph, sprints from 0 to 62mph in 15.9 seconds and can run up to 93 miles on a single charge.

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