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EV Drivers Can Do Two Weeks of School Runs on a Single Charge

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Families owning Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), such as the Citroën ë-C4 Electric, can complete up to a fortnight of school runs on a single charge – saving more than £26 in the process – according to new research by Citroën UK.

Citroën has surveyed 2,000 UK parents and found that the average school run is 10.4 miles (5.2 miles each way). With a WLTP-certified range of 219 miles, parents driving Citroën ë-C4 Electric models can complete up to 20 school runs on a single charge.

When charged overnight using a 7.4kW Wallbox on an EV electricity tariff, a single charge for the ë-C4 Electric can cost as little as £3.75, while on a standard tariff the same charge will cost £14. Using a comparable petrol-powered C4 would cost £30.12 to cover the same distance, meaning you could save up to £26.37 every couple of weeks.

The study also found that parents drive their kids to school on average 3.5 times per week, with public transport, lifts from other mums and dads, walking and cycling making up the rest of the trips. Although the average school run was found to be a 10.4-mile round trip, seven per cent of the respondents reported having to cover more than 30 miles during the school run.

Citroën also asked whether vehicle emissions outside schools were a worry. Unsurprisingly, 19 per cent of parents said they were strongly concerned and 41 per cent were somewhat worried. Previous research carried out in London found kids are exposed to five times more air pollution on the school run than when they are in class.

Citroën’s ë-C4 Electric features a 50kWh Lithium-ion battery pack, paired with an electric motor producing 136hp and 260Nm of torque. Capable of up to 100kW rapid charging, the Citroën ë-C4 Electric can be re-charged from 0-80 per cent in just 30 minutes.

If you buy or lease a Citroën ë-C4 Electric model. you’ll also benefit from the use of the MyCitroën app, which allows access to key information about your car, such as the charging status and range. The tech also gives you the ability to pre-configure the climate control or set the timer for a delayed re-charge using a wallbox – to take advantage of lower energy tariffs.

The ë-C4 Electric is a key part of the Citroën brand’s electrification strategy, which will see electrified variants of each model across its entire vehicle line-up by 2025.

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