This comparison between the Tata Punch EV and Citroen eC3 in terms of specs, features and price is interesting. Punch EV is the latest launch in the Indian EV market. It is based on the dedicated acti.ev architecture. It comes with all sorts of modern tech and convenience amenities. On the other hand, the Citroen eC3 is a prominent electric micro SUV which has been in the market for a while now. Let us take a look at the details of both these EVs here.
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Tata Punch EV vs Citroen eC3 Specs Comparison
Tata Punch EV
The Punch EV now operates on a dedicated pure EV architecture, offering buyers a choice between two battery pack options – a 25 kWh and a 35 kWh. The smaller battery pack provides a range of 315 km (MIDC), while the larger one extends the range to 421 km on a single charge. These batteries feature two e-Drive options – a 60 kW (80 hp) PMSM AC with 114 Nm and a 90 kW (120 hp) PMSM AC with 190 Nm peak power and torque. This results in a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 140 km/h.
Both the battery pack and electric motor have an IP67 rating, ensuring resistance to water and dust. For added assurance, there is an 8-year or 1,60,000 km warranty. In the Long Range (LP) version, buyers have the option of a 3.3 kW and a 7.2 kW AC fast charger, as well as a 50 kW DC fast charger. Using the latter, the EV can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 56 minutes
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The Citroen eC3 just has a single powertrain option. It has a 29.2 kWh battery pack which powers the electric motor to develop 57 PS and 143 Nm of peak power and torque. The top speed is a decent 107 km/h. The official ARAI range is 320 km. With the DC fast charger, the owners will be able to charge the vehicle from 10% to 80% in just 57 mins. Therefore, the range is comparable to the Punch EV with a smaller battery pack. On the other hand, the power is lower but the torque is much higher than the Punch EV with a smaller battery pack.
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Tata Punch EV vs Citroen eC3 Price Comparison
The Tata Punch EV retails between Rs 10.99 lakh and Rs 14.49 lakh, ex-showroom. However, we must mention that if you wish to purchase the optional 7 kW fast AC charger and a sunroof, you will need to shell out Rs 1 lakh (Rs 50,000 + Rs 50,000) extra. That takes the top variant to Rs 15.49 lakh, ex-showroom. On the other hand, the Citroen eC3 retails between Rs 11.61 lakh and Rs 13 lakh, ex-showroom.
|Punch.ev Long Range
|Rs 10.99 lakh
|Rs 11.49 lakh
|Rs 11.99 lakh
|Rs 12.99 lakh
|Rs 12.79 lakh
|Rs 13.99 lakh
|Rs 13.29 lakh
|Rs 14.49 lakh
|Rs 11.61 lakh
|Rs 12.70 lakh
|eC3 Feet DT
|Rs 13 lakh
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Tata Punch EV
Since the Punch EV is the latest model on offer in our market, it comes with all sorts of ultra-modern amenities and functionalities. The most prominent of the lot include dual 10.2-inch screens – one dedicated to the HD Infotainment powered by HARMAN and a Digital Cockpit instrument cluster. The steering wheel, featuring an illuminated Tata logo, is a two-spoke design, complemented by phygital controls. Additional features include smartphone connectivity, Google Assistant (for Android users), Connected Car Tech, and over 200 voice commands in 6 languages for Alexa, Siri, and more. The vehicle also boasts wireless charging, an auto-dimming IRVM, a Type-C USB port, an electric sunroof, ventilated leatherette seats, an air purifier, paddle shifters for 4-step regenerative braking, Over-The-Air updates, 6 airbags, brake disc wiping, a 360-surround view monitor, 90-degree opening doors, 366 litres of boot space, and more.
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Even the French carmaker has equipped its small electric SUV with adequate features. The highlights encompass LED DRLs, height adjustable driver’s seat, touchscreen infotainment with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, connected car tech, steering mounted controls, 4-speakers, digital instrument cluster, AC with heater, tilt steering, dual-airbags, ABS with EBD, roof rails, wheel arch cladding, a bigger touchscreen (10.2 inches), and wireless integration support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto and more. But it has to be the Punch EV which holds an advantage over the eC3 in this aspect.
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Both these electric micro SUVs have their distinct attractions. On one hand, you have the Tata Punch EV. It carries the popularity of the ICE Punch with the addition of a new platform and many modern features. There is the option of choosing between two battery packs, as per one’s needs. On the other hand, the Citroen eC3 also has a definitive appeal just like its ICE counterpart. But it must be said that it is great for those on a strict budget. If you can compromise on some features, it makes sense. Otherwise, the Punch EV is the one for you.