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Citroën launches its first electric bike, the City

For its entry into the electric bicycle market, Citroën did not force its talent. The French manufacturer is indeed launching with the City a very simple model at less than 1,000 €.

Like many competitors, Citroën is launching into electrically assisted bicycles! But unlike others, the French car brand has chosen to keep a low profile. The City is indeed nothing remarkable, in the first sense of the term: its design is quite basic and its services are entry-level. However, the bike has an attractive price for it, at 990 €.

A simple and cheap bike

The City range took its first steps in Germany and Switzerland in particular. It is now available in France, where it can be found at Boulanger (other distributors should follow). The first, and only model for the moment, is equipped with a 250 watt motor (the maximum authorized in France) installed in the hub of the rear wheel.

The battery, integrated under the luggage rack, has a capacity of 360 Wh. Citroën claims a range of 45 kilometers, it may be less in real life. The aluminum open-frame model has 28-inch wheels, a six-speed derailleur, a rigid fork. It comes with a kickstand and a luggage rack.

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Rather than developing a bike in-house, Citroën has used the services of Asia Kingston Ltd, which supplies white-label e-bikes to several brands.

This bike is a first step for Citroën, which is entering the VAE market through the back door. It is all the same a bit of a pity that the manufacturer did not know how to give the full measure of its talent: after all, it was able to impose its mark in the sector of (all) small electric cars with the AMI. It’s a shame that this audacity is not used for electric bikes!